Jobs and Fellowships

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

Additional information and an online application are available at The Friends home page:, 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:

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.

The Smith Richardson Foundation is pleased to announce its annual World Politics & Statecraft Fellowship competition to support Ph.D. dissertation research on American foreign policy, international relations, international security, strategic studies, area studies, and diplomatic and military history.

The purpose of the program is to strengthen the U.S. community of young scholars and researchers conducting policy analysis in these fields by supporting the research and writing of policy-relevant dissertations through funding of field work, archival research, and language training.

The Foundation will award up to twenty grants of $7,500 each.

The deadline is October 8, 2021.

For further information, please visit:
Please submit your application to

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.


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