Jobs and Fellowships

The General and Mrs. Matthew B. Ridgway Military History Research Grant

The Ridgway Family Endowment provides funding to the U.S. Army Military History Institute (USAMHI) for the General and Mrs. Matthew B. Ridgway Military History Research Grant Program. The intent of the program is to support on-site research at the U.S. Army Heritage and Education Center (USAHEC), Carlisle, Pennsylvania, on subjects that are of enduring or emerging value to the history of the Army and are well-supported by the Institute's holdings.

Who May Apply?
Anyone actively engaged in the study of military history may apply, to include research as part of a master's or doctorate program in military history (or a related field) or research toward a book, monograph, or scholarly article. The selection committee interprets "military history" in the broadest sense.

How to Apply:
Submit applications to Applications may only be submitted electronically and should include the required items listed below. Additional materials, also listed below, that will assist the committee in evaluating the applications may also be submitted.

When to Apply:
Applications are due to the committee by 31 December 2018. Applications dispatched after 31 December will be considered the following year.

The Ridgway Committee consists of current or former members of the U.S. Army Military History Institute, the U.S. Army Heritage and Education Center, or the U.S. Army War College appointed by the Director, U.S. Army Military History Institute. The committee will recommend a slate of recipients to the Ridgway Endowment Fund Board of Governors by 15 February 2019 with the aim of a final announcement of recipients by 1 March 2019.

Required Grant Application Items (must be dispatched by 31 December 2018):
*Application form (NOTE: Application form has changed.)
*Objective of the proposed research
*Status of research to date
*Summary essay of USAHEC holdings most likely to support proposed research

Suggested Additional Application Items:
*Curriculum Vitae
*Letters of recommendation (for those enrolled in degree programs)

Larry J. Hackman Research Residency
Deadline January 15, 2019
The Larry J. Hackman Research Residency Program supports advanced work on New York State history, government, or public policy with grants to qualified applicants to defray travel-related expenses for on-site research at the New York State Archives in Albany, NY.

In honor of the bicentennial of the construction of the Erie Canal, the State Archives invites researchers to apply with a research focus on the history of New York’s canal system. For a detailed guide to our records on the Erie Canal, go to The Mighty Chain: A Guide to Canal Records in the New York State Archives.

Previous Residents have included academic and public historians, graduate students, independent researchers and writers, and primary and secondary school teachers. Residencies range from a few days to several weeks depending upon the nature of the research and volume of records consulted. Contact the Archives Researcher Services staff to discuss your research topic and the records you propose to use: or 518-474-8955.
Learn more at:

The Department of History at Kansas State University has an opening for a tenure track Assistant Professor with a specialty in twentieth century US military history beginning August 2019. The successful candidate will be expected to contribute to the advising and supervising of Masters and PhD students in both History and the interdisciplinary Security Studies program, offer undergraduate and graduate courses in their area of expertise, and be able to teach a broad range of undergraduate courses in nineteenth and twentieth century U.S. military history. The teaching load in the department is currently two courses per semester. The candidate must have PhD in hand by the start of the appointment. Kansas State University is recognized as a R1 Doctoral University by the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education, and the Department of History supports its faculty’s pursuit of a research regimen that is commensurate with that status. We offer B.A., B.S., M.A., and Ph.D. degrees. In collaboration with the Department Political Science, we also offer M.A. and Ph.D. degrees in the interdisciplinary Security Studies program. Kansas State University embraces diversity and promotes inclusion in every sector of the institution. The university actively seeks individuals whose commitments and contributions will advance the University's dedication to the Principles of Community. Minimum Requirements:
• PhD in hand by the time of appointment.
• Research and scholarly expertise in 20th century US military history.

Preferred Qualifications: 
• A specific topic of expertise not currently represented among Department of History faculty.
• Interdisciplinary training or background. 
• Record of peer reviewed publications. 
• Teaching experience and a record of accomplishment in the classroom.

Please submit the following documents in ONE pdf file to
• Cover Letter
• Curriculum Vitae 
• Graduate Transcripts
• Writing Sample

In addition, when completing the online application be sure to enter the names, contact information, and email addresses of three references, who will be contacted with a request to submit written letters of recommendation on the applicant’s behalf. We encourage all applicants to inform their references of this pending request prior to the submission of an application to ensure the search committee receives recommendation letters by the beginning of the application review process. To receive full consideration for this position, the search committee must have three letters of recommendation submitted for each applicant. Application Deadline: November 15, 2018

General Omar N. Bradley Fellowships in Military History

Each year the General Omar Bradley Foundation offers $2000 research fellowships to up to ten active-duty Army officers engaged in research related to military history. Selection of the Fellows will be made without regard to rank, branch or affiliation with the USMA Department of History. Funds will be granted to those officers who are “actively engaged” in historical research and have the best developed plans for conducting significant historical work. Research should be in pursuit of a graduate degree or scholarly publication. Officers may reapply annually. Officers who have been awarded a fellowship in the past may apply again. In such cases, the officer should indicate the receipt of the previous grant and how it was employed, including any publication (or degree thesis) to which it contributed.

Who May Apply. U.S. Army officers who are actively engaged in the study of military history may apply for these fellowships. “Active engagement in the study of military history” includes research toward a master’s degree or doctorate in military history or research toward a scholarly article or monograph in military history. The selection committee interprets “military history” in the broadest sense. The projects supported in 2018 included French generalship during the War of the Spanish Succession; the forced relocation of the Acadians during the Seven Years War; gender roles in the battles of Palo Alto and Resaca de la Palma; African American and Native American soldiers during the late nineteenth century; the Army’s “official” physical culture between 1885 and 1953; Army processes for identification, notification, and burial of dead; how the Korean War influenced U.S. policy in Vietnam from 1950-1961; III Corps during the surge in Iraq; and digital mapping of battles and sieges in Caesar’s Gallic Wars, to be published via website and Google Expedition.

How to Apply. Officers meeting the criteria above should apply to Professor Samuel Watson, Chair, Omar Nelson Bradley Fellowships Committee, Department of History, United States Military Academy, West Point, New York 10996, or electronically to The committee strongly prefers electronic applications. These may consist of a single PDF or several documents.

Applications should include the name, rank, phone number, and duty position of the applicant, the objective of the proposed research, status of research to date, methodology to be used, a specific statement of needs for funding, and the proposed method of publishing or disseminating the results of the research. Additional materials that will assist the committee in evaluating the application may also be submitted: letters of recommendation are especially recommended. ORBs and OMPFs are unnecessary. Applications are due to the committee by 1 January 2019.

Selection of Omar Nelson Bradley Fellows. The Omar Nelson Bradley Fellowships Committee shall consist of current or former members of the Department of History of the United States Military Academy appointed by the Professor and Head, Department of History, United States Military Academy. The committee will recommend a slate of ten proposed Omar Nelson Bradley Fellows to the Directors of the Omar Nelson Bradley Foundation by 15 January 2019 with the aim of a final announcement of recipients by 15 February 2019.
Required Grant Application Items (must be received by 1 January 2019):
Name, rank, duty position, contact information
-Objective of the proposed research –
Methodology – Status of research to date -
Itemized cost estimate –
Proposed method of disseminating research results

Suggested Supporting Items:
Letters of Recommendation (preferably academic)
- Writing Samples or Manuscripts
- Curriculum Vitae
- Academic Transcripts -

Application Timeline:
Applications due to the Committee no later than 1 January 2019
- Committee forwards recommendations to the Bradley Foundation no later than 15 January 2019
- Announcement of recipients approximately 15 February 2019.

Send Application Materials to:
Professor Samuel Watson
United States Military Academy
Department of History
Suite 251, Building 601
West Point, NY 10996

Or electronically to
The committee strongly prefers electronic applications.

The James C. Bradford Dissertation Research Fellowship in Naval and Maritime History
Awarded by the North American Society for Oceanic History

Amount: $1,000
Closing Date for Applications: 15 March 2019
Send Application Materials To:
Announcement of Award: 15 May 2019

The North American Society for Oceanic History is offering one dissertation fellowship in North American naval and maritime history for 2019. The fellowship is named in honor of NASOH past-president Dr. James C. Bradford, in recognition of his distinguished contributions to the field of American naval history.

Eligibility: Applicants must have completed all requirements for the Ph.D. at the time of application and have an approved dissertation proposal on file at their degree-granting institution.

Topics in all periods of United States and North American naval and maritime history are eligible, including:
- Naval topics include strategy, tactics, and operations; institutional development and administration; biography, personnel, and social developments; exploration, science, and technology; and policy and diplomacy;
- Maritime (including oceans and inland waters) topics include commerce, the environment, exploration, biography, societies, fishing, labor, shipbuilding and technology, navigation, oceanography, and travel.
Application Documents: Applications should include:
1). A completed and signed application cover sheet (the blank application cover sheet is available at;
2). Curriculum Vitae;
3). Copy of approved dissertation proposal;
4). Description of the status of the project (not over 1,000 words);
5). Brief statement of proposed use of the fellowship funds;
6). The names and contact information for the dissertation committee chair and two other individuals asked to submit letters of recommendation.

Submission and Deadline: All application materials and letters of recommendations are due on 15 March 2019 and should be sent by e-mail with pdf attachments to:

Selection: Applications will be evaluated by a three-person committee of NASOH members and the recipient notified by 15 May 2019.

The Department of History at the United States Air Force Academy seeks applicants for full-time renewable term appointments at the ranks of assistant Professor (3 positions) and associate professor (1 position).

Applicants for these positions should possess and demonstrate the capability to teach in one of the core (general-education) history courses offered to all USAF Academy students. The Department of History teaches core courses in both military history and world history. The selectee for these positions will also teach upper-division courses in their regional or area historical specialty. In particular, the department desires applicants with one of the following regional specialties: Russia/Eastern Europe; Africa; Latin America; or South, East, or Southeast Asia. Applicants with expertise in transregional, global, military, or world methodological approaches will also be considered. The selectees will also have responsibility for lesson planning and preparation, course instruction, grading, class exercises, exams, assessment, academic advising; and service on departmental and USAF Academy committees.

Note: Applicants for the position of associate professor should be qualified and prepared to assume leadership positions in the department. Experience and expertise in curriculum design, program review, and program oversight or management is highly desired. Applicants for the associate professor position may also apply for assistant professor of history vacancies, but they must do so through the separate assistant professor position listing.

Preference will be given to candidates who have demonstrated excellence and innovation in teaching. Applicants will be assessed based on education, evidence of teaching effectiveness, quality of scholarship, and demonstrated service in an academic setting.

The minimum annual salary (12-month working year) for the position of associate professor is $98,470.00

The minimum annual salary (12-month working year) for the position of assistant professor is $79,513.00

The deadline for applications is 10 December 2018.

For complete details on the requirements for the position as associate professor of history, and to make an application, please go to the official announcement by following the link provided below:

Applicants can also access the official job announcement by visiting the USAJobs website at and searching for USAJOBS Control Number 509983700.

For complete details on the requirements for positions as an assistant professor of history, and to make an application, please go to the official announcement by following the link provided below:

Applicants can also access the official job announcement by visiting the USAJobs website at and searching for USAJOBS Control Number 509997900.

Please direct questions concerning these positions to either Dr. Chuck Steele ( or Lt Col John Clune (

We are pleased to announce that the 2018-19 ACLS fellowship and grant competitions are now open for many programs. ACLS offers programs that promote research in all fields of the humanities and humanistic social sciences and that support scholars from the graduate student level through all stages of the academic career, as well as independent scholars. Comprehensive information and eligibility criteria for all programs can be found at

Application deadlines vary by program:
September 26, 2018
ACLS Fellowships (the central program, which includes joint and named awards)
Frederick Burkhardt Residential Fellowships for Recently Tenured Scholars (including opportunities specifically for liberal arts college faculty)
Mellon/ACLS Community College Faculty Fellowships – New in 2018-19
October 24, 2018
Getty/ACLS Postdoctoral Fellowships in the History of Art
Luce/ACLS Dissertation Fellowships in American Art
Luce/ACLS Program in Religion, Journalism & International Affairs – Fellowships for Scholars
Mellon/ACLS Dissertation Completion Fellowships
Mellon/ACLS Scholars & Society Fellowships – New in 2018-19
November 7, 2018
Luce/ACLS Predissertation-Summer Travel Grants in China Studies
Luce/ACLS Postdoctoral Fellowships in China Studies
Luce/ACLS Collaborative Reading-Workshop Grants in China Studies
Comparative Perspectives on Chinese Culture and Society (grants for planning meetings, workshops, and conferences) 
November 14, 2018
The Robert H. N. Ho Family Foundation Dissertation Fellowships in Buddhist Studies
The Robert H. N. Ho Family Foundation Postdoctoral Fellowships in Buddhist Studies
The Robert H. N. Ho Family Foundation Research Fellowships in Buddhist Studies
The Robert H. N. Ho Family Foundation Grants for Critical Editions and Scholarly Translations
January 9, 2019
The Robert H. N. Ho Family Foundation New Professorships in Buddhist Studies
January 2019 (date TBA)
ACLS Digital Extension Grants – pending renewal of funding

March 2019 (date TBA)
Mellon/ACLS Public Fellows
The American Council of Learned Societies is the leading private institution supporting scholars in the humanities and humanistic social sciences. In the 2017-18 competition year, ACLS awarded over $24 million to more than 350 scholars worldwide. Recent fellows' and grantees’ profiles and research abstracts are available at The 2018-19 season promises to be equally successful!

The American Council of Learned Societies (ACLS) is pleased to announce a new initiative to advance publicly engaged scholarship in the humanities. The Mellon/ACLS Scholars & Society program, made possible by a grant from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, will support humanities scholars who seek to partner with nonacademic organizations in their research and encourage innovation in doctoral education at their universities.
Inspired by the Mellon/ACLS Public Fellows program, which demonstrates the dynamic value of doctoral education by placing recent humanities PhDs in top nonprofit and government organizations, the Scholars & Society program will encourage faculty to explore connections between humanities research and broader society while in residence at a US-based cultural, media, government, policy, or community organization of their choice. The fellowships also provide resources and training that will enable fellows to incorporate best practices of public scholarship into doctoral education on their campuses. ACLS developed the program in consultation with academic and nonprofit leaders with extensive experience in the realm of publicly engaged scholarship.  

“Just as ACLS strives to increase funding for core humanities research through a variety of fellowship and grant programs, we also recognize the urgent need to promote the broader circulation of that knowledge across all sectors of society,” said John Paul Christy, director of public programs at ACLS. “We look forward to supporting scholars who can be ambassadors for the humanities beyond their campus communities, and who will instill an ethos of reflective public engagement in their scholarship for years to come.”      

The fellowships are open to faculty who hold tenured positions in PhD-granting departments or programs at universities in the United States. In the pilot year of the program, ACLS will award 12 fellowships for the 2019-20 academic year. Each fellowship carries a stipend of $75,000, plus funds for research, travel, and related project and hosting costs.

The goal of the fellowship year should be a major research project in the humanities or humanistic social sciences that treats a significant issue in society, such as democratic governance; technological change; racism and inequality; environmental change; economic exclusion; or migration and immigration, to name just a few possibilities. Fellows will select host organizations based on their capacity to advance their research.

Fellows will participate in two workshops over the course of the fellowship year. These workshops will encourage collaboration between scholars and organizations engaged in public scholarship and will support institution-building efforts to train humanities faculty and doctoral students who are interested in developing research agendas that have purchase both inside and outside of the academy.  

Proposals must be submitted through ACLS’s online application system, which will begin accepting applications in late July. Further information about the program, including eligibility criteria and FAQ, is available online at The application deadline is October 24, 2018.

The American Council of Learned Societies, a private, nonprofit federation of 75 national scholarly organizations, is the preeminent representative of American scholarship in the humanities and related social sciences. Advancing scholarship by awarding fellowships and strengthening relations among learned societies is central to ACLS’s work. This year, ACLS will award more than $20 million to over 350 scholars across a variety of humanistic disciplines.

Information on the OAH's residencies programs is now available on the OAH website:

Thanks to a generous grant from the Ford Foundation, the Organization of American Historians is pleased to continue the teaching seminar in the People's Republic of China, sponsored by the American History Research Association of China (AHRAC).

Thanks to a generous grant from the Fritz Thyssen Foundation, the OAH is pleased to continue the Germany Residency Program at the University of Tübingen. The resident scholar will offer a seminar on a U.S. history topic of his or her design to twenty-five advanced undergraduate and graduate students.

New! Funding from the University of Augsburg will also enable an extension of the program to the University of Augsburg in 2019.

In cooperation with the Japanese Association for American Studies, the OAH cosponsors residencies in Japanese universities for American scholars.

Also, the 2020 Richard W. Leopold Prize announcement is available at:
The Leopold Prize is given every two years to the author or editor of the best book on foreign policy, military affairs, historical activities of the federal government, documentary histories, or biography written by a U.S. government historian or federal contract historian.