Center for the Study of Force and Diplomacy (CENFAD) at Temple University - Awards for Spring 2022

Casey VanSise Discussion

2022 Edwin H. Sherman Family Prize for Undergraduate Scholarship in Force and Diplomacy

Temple University’s Center for the Study of Force and Diplomacy (CENFAD) is delighted to once again solicit submissions for its annual Edwin H. Sherman Prize for Undergraduate Scholarship in Force and Diplomacy. The recipient of the Edwin Sherman Prize receives a $1,000 award along with a certificate. CENFAD welcomes submissions from students or instructors/advisors/mentors.

Any paper written by an undergraduate student in the 2020-21 academic year submitted by either the student or a faculty member at the student’s college or university, is eligible. The paper must address an issue, contemporary or historical, that demonstrates the intersection of force and diplomacy in international affairs. Papers should be no longer than forty-five (45) pages in length. The selection committee will accept only electronic submissions. Please email papers as an attachment in any format, along with the name and contact information of the paper’s author. Please make sure that the file is clearly titled (ApplicantsName-submission.doc, for example), and include the paper’s title, author’s name, and an email address in the document itself.

The deadline for submissions is 5:00 pm on April 12.

Please address all questions and Electronic Submissions to Casey VanSise (

CENFAD Emerging Scholar Graduate Award

Thanks to the generosity of Temple History PhD Todd Davis, CENFAD is also delighted to announce the CENFAD Emerging Scholar Graduate Award, a new scholarship for applicants to the Temple University MA Program in History. The purposes of the award are to recruit and support MA-level students interested in diplomatic and military history and to do so especially among underrepresented candidates, including women. Each year, one awardee will receive $12,000 in tuition remission over a two-year period (covering about one 3-credit course per semester at in-state rates). The inaugural scholarship will be awarded in Spring 2022 for the 2022-2023 and 2023-2024 academic years. If the awardee’s GPA is below a 3.5 after his/her first year of studies, second-year funding is subject to review. There is no application procedure. All students admitted to the MA program, including the MA Concentration in Public History, will automatically be considered. The awardee will be notified at the time of admission to the MA program.

For more information, please contact Alan McPherson, Marvin Wachman Director, CENFAD,