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 or roundtable 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 or roundtable has been formally accepted for inclusion in the program are eligible for these awards. However, students are welcome to submit an award application before they are notified of their acceptance for the conference. 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 or 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. There will be approximately six awards for the 2024 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 materials should be sent electronically to Holly Mayer ( The application deadline is November 30, 2023. Awards will be announced by early February 2024. Awardees will be honored at the Society’s awards dinner and will receive a complimentary ticket to that event.