NASIH Graduate Student Essay Prize

in Intelligence History

The North American Society for Intelligence History (NASIH) announces its graduate essay prize in

intelligence history.

The authors of the top three papers will have an opportunity to present their work at the 2022 NASIH Conference, which will take place at the University of Calgary, July 18, 19, 20, 2022. 

The top prize is $2,000 (CDN) The first runner up receives $1,500 (CDN) and the second runner up receives $1,000 (CDN). All three papers will also be published in the Journal of Military and Strategic Studies.


The submission deadline is July 31, 2021.

Submit your papers to John Ferris at

All papers must deal with a topic related to intelligence history. Papers must be between 8,000 - 10,000 words (notes included). Papers over 10,000 words will be excluded.

Additional Graduate Student Awards

in Intelligence History

Walter L. Pforzheimer Award to the graduate or undergraduate student who has written the best article on an intelligence-related subject. A monetary award is given annually to the undergraduate or graduate student who submits the best article on an intelligence related subject; the student is invited to the annual CSI awards ceremony at CIA Headquarters.

Center for the Study of Intelligence, CIA, Washington DC 20505, and internally marked:

"Pforzheimer Award Submission"