Whitman fellowship

The Army Heritage Center Foundation is pleased to announce the LTC John William Whitman Research Grant.  This grant of up to $1,750 is designed to provide monetary support to unfunded independent researchers who are working on under-explored topics of military history.  Funded research is to be conducted at the U.S. Army Heritage and Education Center (USAHEC) in Carlisle, Pa. 

Funds to support a grantee’s research is calculated on the following basis – up to $1,750 to cover lodging and meals for any nights spent in the local area when conducting research, mileage reimbursement or airfare to the USAHEC and an allowance for photocopying. Upon the submittal of vouchers and receipts, the Foundation will reimburse grantee for expenses related to research.

Grantees retain intellectual property rights for the materials develop as a result of this research.  The Foundation may use your name and likeness on our website and in promotional materials for the Army Heritage Center Foundation and the U.S. Army Heritage and Education Center.

Applicants interested in the LTC John William Whitman Research Grant should submit the attached applications including a proposed project budget, to the Army Heritage Center Foundation not later than March 1, 2018.  Awarding of the grant will occur not later than April 1, 2018. 

Application Package

Competitive proposals will evidence a clear understanding of the existing research in the field and how the proposed work examines an under explored topic of military history. Applicants are expected to demonstrate both an analytical and descriptive grasp of the project and its ability to use the resources of the U.S. Army Heritage and Education collection. Application packages must include the following:

Completed Research Grant application

Curriculum Vitae (3 pages maximum)

Project description and justification (2 pages maximum)

A list of specific holdings that might support on-site research

Two letters of reference from persons familiar with the applicant’s scholarly work; Letters must be received by the deadline and mailed or emailed directly to the Army Heritage Center Foundation.

Click Here for the Research Grant Application

* The Army Heritage Center Foundation is an Affirmative Action/Equal Employment Opportunity employer, and applications from all persons are welcome.  Women, minorities, veterans, and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply. The Foundation offers reasonable accommodation for individuals with disabilities.  If you need assistance in the application process or when conducting research to accommodate a disability, you may request an accommodation at any time.  If you require an application accommodation due to a disability, please e-mail your request to info@armyheritage.org and include "accommodation" in the subject line.