I am completing a couple of teaching award applications today for history. I have been asked over the years to apply, but never have. I do not have to campaign for this award either which is nice; it is all merit. But man, a lot of writing, CV submission, papers I have delivered, lessons taught, and reference letters. Beyond the prestige of winning, the cash award is nice. I will apply for a research and writing one later once my current paper gets published.