Awarded since 2011, the Sacknoff Prize is designed to encourage original research by university students in the field of space history. It consists of a cash prize, publication in the peer-reviewed journal Quest, and an invitation to present at the Society for the History of Technology annual meeting.
Besides the Sacknoff Prize, a number of organizations offer scholarships and prizes for students and researchers interested in space. These include:
Eugene M. Emme Astronautical Literature Award
Named for NASA’s first historian, it recognizes outstanding books that advance public understanding of astronautics.
Ordway Award for Sustained Excellence in Spaceflight History
It recognizes exceptional sustained efforts to inform and educate on astronautical history.
Fellowship in Aerospace History
$21,250 for a 6-9 month research fellowship.
Graduate Fellowship in the History of Science
A $15,000 stipend supporting one year of dissertation research.
Grants and Postdoctoral Fellows
Sponsors the scholarly community with a number of programs.
Several grants to support visiting scholars or to cover expenses for travel and access to their archives.
HSS administers several aerospace and space technology history fellowships for NASA.
Sacknoff Prize for Space History
The SPACE 3.0 Foundation awards a $500 prize to a university student for the best space history research paper. The award also includes publication in the peer-reviewed journal Quest and an invitation to present at the Society for the History of Technology annual meeting.
Aviation Space Writers Foundation Award
A $5,000 research grant awarded by the Smithsonian National Air & Space Museum in even numbered years.
Daniel & Florence Guggenheim Fellowship
A 3-12 month, in-residence fellowship for pre- or post-doctoral research.
Charles A. Lindbergh Chair in Aerospace History
A 12-month fellowship for senior scholars working on a book.
A 9-12 month, in-residence fellowship open to mid-career scholars and non-academic candidates.
Their website contains details on several fellowships, awards, and prizes of interest to the history community.
Quest and the SPACE 3.0 Foundation have identified links from a number of organizations and institutions that might be of interest to you. Among these are: