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Each year the U.S. Army Center of Military History (CMH) awards up to three Dissertation Year Fellowships to help promote study of military history in academia. The Center offers these fellowships to graduate students in PhD programs who are writing dissertations that deal with some aspect of the history of land warfare.

The range of issues that pertain to the history of land warfare is vast. Suitable topics would include biography, military campaigns, organization and administration, policy, strategy, tactics, weaponry, technology, the social impact of warfare, training, logistics, and civil-military relations, to name a few. Recent topics that have been awarded fellowships include prisoner-of-war policies during the American Revolution, the political culture of the Army of the Potomac in the Civil War, and the development of Army aviation in the early Cold War. They are open to almost any project that is well conceived and seems likely to make a contribution to the field of military history. However, preference will be given to topics relating to the history of the U.S. Army.

See attached for more information about the fellowship program and the application process. Contact Dr. Jeffrey Seiken with questions. Download the application at

Applications must be postmarked by January 15, 2018 to be considered.

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