Society for Military History Graduate Student and Early Career Grants

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Type: 
Grant
Date: 
January 15, 2018
Subject Fields: 
Diplomacy and International Relations, Maritime History / Studies, Military History, Public History, Public Policy

The Society for Military History is pleased to solicit applications for the following grants, which are primarily intended for graduate students and early career historians.  This information can also be found at: http://smh-hq.org/awards.html

Russell F. Weigley Graduate Student Travel Grant Awards

The Russell F. Weigley Awards are given to outstanding graduate students to help defray costs associated with presenting a paper, roundtable, or poster at the annual meeting of the Society for Military History. The award provides $1,000 to each recipient.

Only students whose proposal for a paper, roundtable, or poster has been formally accepted for inclusion in the program are eligible for these awards. Applications will be evaluated based on the quality and originality of the proposed work and its likelihood to contribute to the development of the field of military history.

Applicants should submit a brief cover letter, curriculum vitae, and a copy of their paper/poster/roundtable proposal as a single document. A letter of recommendation from the student’s primary academic advisor should be sent separately.

Applicants should be aware that this amount may not cover all travel costs. The committee does not consider financial need in making these awards. Up to six awards will be made for the 2018 conference.

Students enrolled in graduate programs outside of North America may also apply for the Jeffrey Grey Memorial Travel Grant. Applicants will be considered for both awards, but may only receive one in a given year.

Application material should be sent electronically to Adam Seipp (aseipp@tamu.edu). The application deadline is January 15, 2018. Awards will be announced in early February. Awardees will be honored at the Society’s awards luncheon and will receive a complimentary ticket to this event.

 

Jeffrey Grey Memorial Travel Grant

In honor of the late Dr. Jeffrey Grey, the Society for Military History is pleased to award the Jeffrey Grey Memorial Travel Grant. This grant will be awarded to an outstanding graduate student who is enrolled in a graduate program located outside of North America. Funds are intended to defray costs associated with presenting a paper, roundtable, or poster at the annual meeting of the Society for Military History. Applicants must indicate that they do not currently reside in North America.

The award will not exceed $3,000 and will be based on a reasonable estimate of the cost of travel, accommodation, and registration.

Only students whose proposal for a paper, roundtable, or poster has been formally accepted for inclusion in the program are eligible for this award. Applications will be evaluated based on the quality and originality of the proposed work and its likelihood to contribute to the development of the field of military history.

Applicants should submit a brief cover letter, curriculum vitae, detailed budget, and a copy of their paper/roundtable/poster proposal as a single document. A letter of recommendation from the student’s primary academic advisor should be sent separately.

Students may also apply for the Russell F. Weigley Graduate Student Travel Grant. Applicants will be considered for both awards, but may only receive one in a given year.

Application material should be sent electronically to Adam Seipp (aseipp@tamu.edu). The application deadline is January 15, 2018. The winner will be announced in early February. The awardee will be honored at the Society’s awards luncheon and will receive a complimentary ticket to this event.

 

ABC-Clio Research Grants

In partnership with ABC-Clio, the Society for Military History will award two grants of $500 to support research in military history by graduate students or historians without a doctoral degree. Funds are intended to support specific research tasks, including but not limited to archival/field work, the purchase of research materials, and fees associated with the use of digital collections.

Applicants must be current members of the Society for Military History, and either: a) a graduate student currently enrolled in a doctoral program, or, b) employed full-time as a professional historian without having obtained a doctoral degree.

The prize committee will consider the originality and quality of the proposed research, the cost-effectiveness of the proposal, and the likelihood that the research will contribute to the development of the field of military history.

Application packets will consist of a brief cover letter outlining the specific research needs to be addressed by this funding, CV, and a budget. A letter of reference from the applicant’s doctoral advisor or another individual familiar with the applicant’s scholarship should be sent separately.

Material should be sent to Adam Seipp (aseipp@tamu.edu) by January 15, 2018. The winners will be announced in early February. Awardees will be honored at the Society’s annual awards luncheon and will receive a complimentary ticket to this event.

Contact Info: 

Adam R. Seipp

Professor of History and Associate Department Head

Texas A&M University

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