Jobs and Fellowships

Edwin N. McClellan Graduate Fellowship (Research)

The Marine Corps History Division (Quantico, VA) is proud to announce the recently approved graduate fellowship. We are seeking applications for the Edwin N. McClellan Graduate Fellowship (Research) which is funded by the Marine Corps Heritage Foundation.

The fellow will work on site with the historians of the Historical Reference Branch, Marine Corps History Division for six months to research a particular topic (topic to be chosen by fellow from list provided by historians) and at the end of the term a product must have been produced for either publication in book form or online product. The fellow will receive total compensation of $15,000. The fellowship does not include lodging or transportation or any other compensation.

The fellow will have access to all aspects of the History Division including the Historical Reference Branch, the Archives (operational records and personal papers), Oral History and Motion Picture repositories, as well as the Marine Corps University Library. Research at the National Archives (DC and College Park) will be on a case by case basis and as needed. The History Division will provide the fellow an office with computer access, telephone access and necessary CAC access.

Interested candidates should submit a resume with cover letter and at least two letters of recommendation. Interested candidates are graduate students nearing completion of a Masters or PhD students and candidates in History/Military History/Public History. Email application materials as a single PDF document to [email protected]. Application deadline is 26 May 2017; we will notify the recipient by 9 June 2017 and must commence fellowship no later than 31 July 2017.

The Smith Richardson Foundation is pleased to announce its annual Strategy and Policy Fellows grant competition to support young scholars and policy thinkers on American foreign policy, international relations, international security, military policy, and diplomatic and military history. The Foundation will award at least three research grants of $60,000 each. The deadline is June 23, 2017.

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Please submit your application to [email protected]; do not mail a hardcopy.

The mission of the U.S. Army Center of Military History (CMH) is to accurately collect, preserve, interpret, and express the Army's history and material culture to more broadly educate and develop our force, the military profession, and the nation. The Histories Directorate researches, writes, and publishes historical books and monographs. The Field Programs Directorate is responsible for the Army’s lineage and honors program, oversight of field history throughout the Army, and historical services in support of Headquarters Department of the Army. The Museums Division oversees the Army field museums and its national collections. The Institute of Heraldry provides heraldic support to all elements of the Federal government. Graduate research assistants will be assigned to one of these four directorates, but primarily Histories and Field Programs.  The basic service objective is to provide timely and accurate historical support to the various directorates within CMH. In addition, the graduate research assistant program raises awareness of CMH and Army history in the academic community, increases the quality and quantity of external scholarship devoted to Army history, and creates a pool of doctoral graduates with relevant experience and expertise that enhances CMH’s ability to select well-qualified individuals when filling future civil service or contract billets. Graduate research assistant support services to Histories Directorate include conducting archival research for book projects, creating bibliographies, reviewing footnotes for proper content and format, gathering and captioning illustrations, creating indexes, and researching and writing short monographs. Services to Field Programs Directorate include assisting with preparation for and conduct of oral histories, researching and preparing lineage and honors certificates, researching and writing information papers, and answering historical inquiries. Services to Museums Directorate include researching the history related to artifacts and developing written content in support of museums exhibits. Graduate research assistant support also includes researching and writing historical content for Army History magazine and the CMH web site, and providing support to commemorative programs. A) At a minimum, have passed comprehensive or general exams in a PhD history program, with field of emphasis in military, diplomatic, American, or another field relevant to Army history. B) Obtained significant background and experience in the history of the United States’ national security policy, conflicts, or military forces/DOD, as evidenced by courses taken or research projects/papers related to those subjects. C) Experience in conducting research in major archives, as evidenced by the sources used in research and writing projects. D) Possess effective communication skills as evidenced by writing projects, such as master’s thesis or graduate level research papers, as well as public speaking experience as evidenced by presentations at scholarly conferences or work as a teaching assistant.) Must have the ability to obtain a Secret clearance (i.e. are U.S. citizens and have no issues such as criminal or illegal substance use that will unreasonably delay processing for a clearance). Salary Dependent on Experience It is the policy of DCS to provide equal employment opportunity for all applicants and employees.  DCS does not unlawfully discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, handicap, veteran status, marital status, or any other category protected by applicable federal and state law.  DCS also makes reasonable accommodations for handicapped and disabled employees. APPLY: Please visit the DCS website at; Employment; Current Openings; Graduate Research Assistant or go to:

Posted March 7, 2017.