Jobs and Fellowships
General Omar N. Bradley Fellowships in Military History
Each year the General Omar Bradley Foundation offers $2000 research fellowships to up to ten Army officers engaged in research related to military history. 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. 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. 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 2021 with the aim of a final announcement of recipients by 15 February 2021.
Who May Apply.
U.S. Army officers who are actively engaged in the study of military history may apply for these fellowships. Reserve officers may apply, but preference will be given to individuals on active duty. “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. Projects supported in 2021 included the U.S. Army Special Observer Group that laid the foundation for future Anglo-American cooperation in WWII; how concepts of race and identity affected U.S. Army Forces in Liberia during WWII; how cartography enabled Colonel Henry Bouquet’s 1764 expedition into the Ohio country; British coalition policy and strategy in the War of the First Coalition; the military, political, economic, and cultural consequences of the burning of the U.S. Capitol in 1814; how U.S. Army officers created an institutional culture based on protecting women during the Second Seminole War and the war with Mexico; U.S. occupation policy during the war with Mexico; Theodore Roosevelt’s campaign to mobilize and command a volunteer division in 1917; U.S. naval logistics in the Pacific during WWII; and an international history of the utility and legitimacy of military power at the United Nations.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. The committee strongly prefers electronic applications. These may consist of a single PDF or several documents.
Letters of application should include the name, rank, e-mail address, surface address, 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 (for example, specific archives or collections to be examined, and costs expected to be incurred in doing so), 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 and writing samples (of no more than chapter or article length) are especially recommended. ORBs and OMPFs are unnecessary. Applications are due to the committee by 1 January 2021.
Required Grant Application Items (must be received by 1 January 2021):
- Name, rank, duty position, contact information
- Objective of the proposed research
- Status of research to date
- Itemized cost estimate
- Proposed method of disseminating research results
- Letters of Recommendation (preferably academic)
- Writing Samples or Manuscripts
- Curriculum Vitae
- Academic Transcripts
- Applications due to the Committee no later than 1 January 2021
- Committee forwards recommendations to the Bradley Foundation no later than 15 January 2021
- Announcement of recipients approximately 15 February 2021.
Professor Samuel Watson
United States Military Academy
Department of History
Suite 251, Building 601
West Point, NY 10996
Or electronically to email@example.com
The committee strongly prefers electronic applications.
The History Department at the Ohio State University is launching a national and international search for a scholar at the rank of tenure-track Assistant Professor to fill a newly endowed position, the Seth Andre Myers Professorship in Global Military History(https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/19662). We seek a colleague whose research expertise and interests in military history, broadly defined, extend beyond North America and Europe. This position is open to those studying both pre-modern and modern history. The candidate would teach history survey courses and thematic courses in military history at the undergraduate level, as well as undergraduate and graduate seminars. In addition to teaching, we expect him/her to actively contribute to the intellectual life, research profile, and reputation of our program with a long tradition in the history of war and its impact on societies.
Scholars of War and Society: Texas A&M University’s ACES Faculty Fellows Program is a two-year (24 month) fellowship for early career PhDs. ACES (Accountability, Climate, Equity, and Scholarship) Faculty Fellows are hired as Visiting Assistant Professors with the expectation of transitioning to tenure track (pending departmental review) at the end of the fellowship period. See the details at https://apply.interfolio.com/91718. Application deadline is October 29, 2021.
The American Revolution Institute of the Society of the Cincinnati offers several research fellowships each year, including the Tyree-Lamb Fellowship, the Keith Armistead Carr Fellowship and fellowships sponsored by the Massachusetts Society of the Cincinnati. Each fellowship provides $1,500 to support the cost of travel, housing, and per diem expenses for a scholar wishing to use the Institute’s library for a period of at least five days. The fellowships are open to graduate students and other scholars who are conducting research that may benefit from the library’s holdings.
The Institute’s library collections include contemporary books, manuscripts, maps, and works of art on paper which support the in-depth study of 18th-century naval and military history and the art of war in the age of the American Revolution. The library also houses books and archives related to the formation and history of the Society of the Cincinnati, as well as materials related to the life of Larz and Isabel Anderson, whose Gilded Age home now serves as a museum, and the headquarters of the Society.
Recipients will be required to fulfill their fellowship research in the library within a period of one year from the date of the award. Further, the recipient will be required to submit a two-to-three-page written report and summary of research findings, which may be published in the Society’s journal, Cincinnati Fourteen. In addition, the library requests a single copy of any subsequent publication (article, thesis, dissertation, or book) that may result.
The recipients for each of the fellowships will be chosen from a single round of applications.
Applicants should submit the following:
- A curriculum vitae, including educational background, publications and professional experience
- A brief outline of the research proposed (not to exceed 2 pages). Strong applications will cite specific holdings of the library.
- (For current graduate students only) Two confidential letters of recommendation from faculty or colleagues familiar with the applicant and his or her research project. Note: If letters are to be mailed independently, please include the names of recommenders when submitting the application.
Applications should be directed to:
Ellen McCallister Clark, Library Director
The Society of the Cincinnati
2118 Massachusetts Ave, N.W.
Washington, D.C. 20008
For further information about the collections, please visit the Institute’s website at www.americanrevolutioninstitute.org or contact Rachel Nellis, research services librarian at firstname.lastname@example.org; or 202-785-2040, ext. 424.
U.S. NAVAL WAR COLLEGE SEEKS ASSISTANT PROFESSOR OF STRATEGY AND POLICY (AD-1701-03)
Join us and teach strategy to the next generation of military and national security professionals. The Strategy and Policy Department at the Naval War College, Newport, RI, invites applications for a tenure-track, assistant professor faculty appointment beginning in July 2022.
U.S. Naval War College. The Naval War College is a Professional Military Education (PME) institution serving the nation, the Department of Defense, and the U.S. Navy. U.S. and selected international graduates earn Master of Arts degrees in National Security & Strategic Studies or Defense & Strategic Studies accredited by the New England Commission of Higher Education. The College educates and develops future leaders through the development of strategic perspective, critical thinking, and cultural awareness, as well as enhancing the capability to advise senior leaders and policy makers. The College also helps to define the future Navy and its roles and missions; supports combat readiness; strengthens global maritime partnerships; and promotes ethics and leadership throughout the force. We are actively seeking candidates with diverse academic, demographic, and professional backgrounds. More information on the college can be found at www.usnwc.edu.
Strategy and Policy. Long recognized for its innovative curriculum and widespread influence on the study of strategy, the Strategy and Policy Department offers a challenging interdisciplinary education on strategy for students from all military services, government agencies, and officers from over 100 countries. The Department has a multidisciplinary faculty that works as a team to present an exciting course that synthesizes strategic theory, historical case studies, and their application to pressing policy and strategy problems. The strategy courses use strategic theory, the history of war (on land and at sea), and an examination of current-day conflicts to develop critical analytical skills for understanding the interrelationship of policy aims, strategy, and military operations. The interdisciplinary nature of the strategy courses requires that faculty members develop a breadth of knowledge well beyond their primary area of specialization. You can learn more about the S&P Department at our webpage: https://usnwc.edu/Faculty-and-Departments/Academic-Departments/Strategy-and-Policy-Department.
Responsibilities. Specific responsibilities include teaching graduate-level courses on strategy, collaborating in development of the common core curriculum, carrying out research and publication, engaging in College service, and the option of developing and teaching elective courses in areas of expertise. Teaching is primarily seminar-format with some lectures. The trimester system allows substantial time for research and professional development. The appointment is tenure-track.
Qualifications. Candidates must have a Ph.D. in hand at time of starting employment. Since the Strategy and Policy is an interdisciplinary department focused on the teaching of strategy, we seek candidates from a variety of disciplines related to:
• Political science: international relations, security studies, strategic studies, comparative politics, or related sub-fields.
• History: military, diplomatic, economic, international, naval, or related sub-fields.
• Political economy.
• Public policy.
• American Foreign Policy.
• Regional studies.
Competitive candidates should have a promising scholarly agenda, teaching experience, and a desire to teach military and security professionals.
Candidates must be U.S. citizens capable of obtaining a Department of Defense security clearance at the SECRET level.
Salary Considerations. Rank and salary commensurate in accordance with the Department of the Navy Faculty Schedule for assistant professor. This compensation package is accompanied by a generous federal employee benefits package that includes health insurance with employer contribution, retirement savings plan, paid vacation and sick leave, and other benefits.
Application Process. Applicants must reference VA#NWC-21-13 and must submit their application package to: email@example.com. The application package must include a (1) letter of interest, (2) curriculum vitae, (3) a writing sample, and (4) three letters of reference (letters of reference can be included in the application package or may be sent separately to firstname.lastname@example.org). Applications will be accepted until 11:59 pm (EDT), 5 November 2021.
Please direct any questions about this position or the institution to the Department Chair, Kevin McCranie at email@example.com.
NOTICE OF VETERANS PREFERENCE: There is no formal rating system for applying veteran’s preference to the excepted service; however, the Department of Defense considers veterans preference eligibility a positive factor for hiring. Applicants eligible for veterans preference must include that information in their cover letter or resume and attach supporting documentation (e.g., DD Form 214, "Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty") to their submissions. Although the point-preference system is not used, applicants eligible to claim 10-Point preference must submit a Standard Form (SF) 15, "Application for 10-Point Veteran Preference," and supporting documents required for specific type of preference claimed. (SF 15, which lists the types of 10-Point Preference and the required supporting documents, is available from the Office of Personnel Management Website at www.opm.gov.)
Within the Department of Defense (DoD), the appointment of retired military members within 180 days immediately following retirement date to a civilian position is subject to the provisions of 5 United States Code 3326.
The U.S. Naval War College is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
The Charles Koch Foundation Foreign Policy Grants Team recently launched a new RFPs that will be of interest to SMH members. Their focus is primarily on supporting research with relevance to current U.S. foreign policy debates. All of these RFPs operate on a rolling basis and are open to scholars at all levels, including graduate students via their dissertation grants.
Foreign Policy - https://charleskochfoundation.org/grants/foreign-policy-research-grants/
Ending Endless Wars in the Middle East - https://charleskochfoundation.org/grants/ending-endless-wars-in-the-middle-east/
The Future of America’s Alliances - https://charleskochfoundation.org/grants/the-future-of-americas-alliances/
Managing Relations with China - https://charleskochfoundation.org/grants/managing-relations-with-china/
Trade Policy - https://charleskochfoundation.org/grants/trade-policy-research/
U.S. Foreign Policy Dissertation Grants - https://charleskochfoundation.org/grants/u-s-foreign-policy-dissertations/
While the Foundation anticipate these RFPs being open long-term, they do reassess their priorities on an annual basis. All open RFPs can always be found on this webpage: https://charleskochfoundation.org/partner-with-us/
Gettysburg Magazine: Call for Editor
The University of Nebraska Press (UNP) is seeking to appoint a new editor for Gettysburg Magazine to succeed the current editor, James S. Pula, Purdue University.
The person appointed will work with the current editor as assistant editor for one year following appointment to become familiarized with the process and will then assume the editorship. The editor is responsible for continuing the ongoing editorial success of the journal and enhancing the scholarly reputation of Gettysburg Magazine by publishing high quality materials. This position is available immediately.
Detailed information on the responsibilities of the editor and expected qualifications are available at https://nebraskapressjournals.unl.edu/gm-call-for-editor/.
To apply, please forward your CV with a cover letter to Manjit Kaur, Journals Manager, firstname.lastname@example.org. Closing date October 31, 2021.
About Gettysburg Magazine: Established in 1989, and acquired by UNP in 2013, Gettysburg Magazine publishes accessible and engaging works of original scholarship concerning the battle and campaign of Gettysburg. Serving a community comprised of both professional academics and independent scholars alike, the magazine showcases a broad array of historical and personal essays, as well as features considering primary documents and first-hand accounts from battle participants, art, and photography of and from the site.
ACLS FELLOWSHIP AND GRANT COMPETITIONS
The American Council of Learned Societies (ACLS) is pleased to announce our 2021-22 fellowship and grant competitions. Our online application system is now open for programs with September and October deadlines.
ACLS offers fellowship and grant programs that promote research across the full spectrum of humanities and interpretive social science fields. ACLS invites applications from scholars on and off the tenure track.
Our peer review and award processes aim to promote inclusive excellence, and we welcome applicants from groups that are underrepresented in the academic humanities and from across the diverse landscape of higher education.
September 29, 2021, 9 pm EDT
*ACLS Fellowships (in 2021-22, for nontenured scholars who earned the PhD within eight years of the application deadline)
October 27, 2021, 9 pm EDT
*Getty/ACLS Postdoctoral Fellowships in the History of Art
*Luce/ACLS Dissertation Fellowships in American Art
*Mellon/ACLS Community College Faculty Fellowships
*Mellon/ACLS Dissertation Completion Fellowships
November 1, 2021, 9 pm EST
*Luce/ACLS Early Career Fellowships in China Studies
November 15, 2021, 9 pm EST
*The Robert H. N. Ho Family Foundation Dissertation Fellowships in Buddhist Studies
*The Robert H. N. Ho Family Foundation Early Career Fellowships in Buddhist Studies
*The Robert H. N. Ho Family Foundation Translation Grants in Buddhist Studies
*Luce/ACLS Program in Religion, Journalism & International Affairs – Collaborative Programming Grants
December 3, 2021, 9 pm GMT
*African Humanities Program Postdoctoral Fellowships
January 11, 2022, 9 pm EST
*The Robert H. N. Ho Family Foundation New Professorships in Buddhist Studies
*The Robert H. N. Ho Family Foundation Buddhism Public Scholars
*ACLS Digital Humanities Grants (pending renewal of support)
March 2022 (TBD)
*ACLS Leading Edge Fellowships for recent PhDs (pending renewal of support)
Learn more about ACLS Fellowship & Grant Program application processes and eligibility criteria.
The Friends of the Air Force Academy Library
Clark-Yudkin Research Fellowships
The Friends of the Air Force Academy Library are now accepting applications for the 2021-2022 Clark-Yudkin Research Fellowship. This fellowship was established to promote awareness and the use of the resources available in the Clark Special Collections Branch of the Air Force Academy’s McDermott Library.
Awarded annually, Clark-Yudkin fellowships assist visiting researchers with travel and living expenses while working with the Academy library’s scholarly collections. Grants range from $1,000 to $15,000. The awards will be determined by the relevance of the proposed research to the library’s holdings and the merits and significance of the project. Applications are invited from senior and early scholars, recent PhDs, PhD candidates, and advanced graduate students. Recipients are expected to complete their fellowship research within one year form the date of the award.
Expected output of the Clark-Yudkin Research Fellowship will be a scholarly book, thesis or a paper worthy of publication in a scholarly journal. The Friends are also requesting a copy of any subsequent publication (article, thesis, or book) that may result. Further, grant recipients will be asked to submit summaries of their research findings for possible inclusion in future editions of The Friends semi-annual newsletter.
For detailed descriptions of the holdings in the Clark Special Collections Branch, go to www.usafa.libguides.com/spc.
Additional information and an online application are available at The Friends home page: www.friends.usafalibrary.com, under “Current Projects and Services,” open the link to “Research Fellowships,” and scroll down to “How Do I Apply for a Fellowship.”
Applications will be reviewed upon receipt.
Questions concerning the Clark-Yudkin Research Fellowship may be submitted via email to: email@example.com.
Note that due to COVID-19, the Air Force Academy Library may need to limit access or close as conditions change. As it is an active duty military installation, we will provide as much notice as given by the Base Commander, Superintendent or Dean of Faculty.
Charles A. and Loyola M. Murphy Endowed Scholarship for the Study of 10th Mountain Military History
Recently, the 10th Mountain Foundation partnered with the family of WWII veteran, Charles Murphy (86-I) to create our first endowed scholarship for graduate students in military history.
Applicants need not be 10th Mountain descendants, but they do need to be studying about the Division. and its related units.
This $5,000 scholarship granted once per recipient and celebrates the devotion to education that Charles Murphy and his wife Loyola brought following his return from Italy and his is 31 years of teaching and coaching.
The Ronald Reagan Institute announces a new Postdoctoral Visiting Scholars Program for work that advances the political, economic, and national security ideas and values of President Ronald Reagan. Visiting Scholars will be selected based on the relevance of their research to these principles. Proposals will also be judged on the likelihood of completion of a book manuscript during the fellowship period. In addition to a stipend of $75,000, each scholar will receive an additional $5,000 for research related costs.