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, roundtable, or poster 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, roundtable, or poster has been formally accepted for inclusion in the program are eligible for these awards. 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/poster/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. Up to six awards will be made for the 2018 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 material should be sent electronically to Adam Seipp ( The application deadline is January 15, 2018. Awards will be announced in early February. Awardees will be honored at the Society’s awards luncheon and will receive a complimentary ticket to this event.