NASIH Graduate Student Essay Prize

in Intelligence History

The North American Society for Intelligence History announces its graduate student essay prize in intelligence history. The top two papers will be presented at the 2021 NASIH Conference.​


The top paper written by a male and the top paper written by a female will be awarded $250 (CDN) this year.

The winners will also have access to $1000 for travel and accommodation to the 2021 Conference in Washington DC.

The winning papers will be published in The Journal of Military and Strategic Studies.

Both papers will also be published in the Journal of Military and Strategic Studies. 


Papers are to be submitted to Dr. John Ferris at All papers must deal with a topic related to intelligence history. Papers must be between 20-25 pages. Papers over 25 pages will be excluded.

Deadline for Submissions: June 1, 2020

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"