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Tsakopoulos Hellenic Collection
Hellenic Research Fellowship Program 2023-2024

Thanks to generous ongoing funding from the Elios Charitable Foundation, the Tsakopoulos Hellenic Foundation, and the Tarbell Family Foundation, the University Library is pleased to offer the continuation of the Hellenic Research Fellowship Program (HRFP) for an 11th year. The Program supports the use of the Tsakopoulos Hellenic Collection by fellows for scholarly research in Hellenic studies while in residence in Sacramento, CA.

The HRFP provides a limited number of fellowships ranging from $1,500 to $5,000 in the form of reimbursement to help offset transportation and living expenses incurred in connection with the awards. Since the Program’s inception in 2012, thirty-five fellows in Hellenic studies from 12 countries, including seven independent scholars and 17 women, have benefitted from sustained access to the collection in support of original scholarly research. Thus far these research stays have directly contributed to the fruition of at least 12 conference papers, six journal articles, five book chapters, two completed doctoral dissertations, and two monographs. 

The Program is open to external researchers anywhere in the world at the graduate through senior scholar levels (including independent scholars) working in fields encompassed by the Collection's strengths who reside outside a 75-mile radius of Sacramento. The term of fellowships can vary between two weeks and three months, depending on the nature of the research, and for the current cycle will be tenable from September 1, 2023-August 31, 2024. Please note that the HRFP is contingent on continued on-campus operations beginning fall 2023. Should this not be possible due to pandemic or other causes, fellowship offers will be deferred until such time as awardees can opt to accept or decline them. 

The fellowship application deadline is May 23, 2023. No late applications will be considered.

Consisting of the holdings of the former Speros Basil Vryonis Center for the Study of Hellenism, the Tsakopoulos Hellenic Collection is the premier Hellenic collection west of the Mississippi and one of the largest of its kind in the country, currently numbering approximately 80,000 volumes and over 450 linear feet of archives. It comprises a large circulating book collection, journal holdings, electronic resources, non-print media materials, rare books, archival materials, art and artifacts. With its focus on the Hellenic world, the Collection contains early through contemporary materials across the social sciences and humanities relating to Greece, the Balkans, the Ottoman Empire and modern Turkey, and the surrounding region, with particular strengths in Byzantine, post-Byzantine, and Modern Greek studies, including the Greek diaspora worldwide. There is a broad representation of over 20 languages in the Collection, with a rich assortment of primary source materials. For further information about the Tsakopoulos Hellenic Collection, visit

For the full Library Research Fellowship Program description and application instructions, see: Questions about the Program can be directed to George I. Paganelis, Curator, Tsakopoulos Hellenic Collection (

Ruth Research Fellowship

Graduate students in good standing may apply for the annual Ruth Fellowship.  One student will be selected to receive a $1,500 research fellowship to engage in a concentrated 3 week summer research program with the Army Heritage Center Foundation (AHCF) at the U.S. Army Heritage and Education Center (USAHEC) in Carlisle, Pennsylvania. Funding for the award is graciously provided by AHCF Board Member, Christopher Gleason, in memory of and to honor the service of two members of his family.  Applicants are not limited to topics of military history but may apply to work on any topic that the USAHEC collection supports.  Applicants are encouraged to consult USAHEC’s online catalog and identify resources they would like to utilize for their research and include in their application. Currently, research at USAHEC is by appointment only, so the awardee will need to coordinate with USAHEC staff for an appointment and provide a pull list of materials in advance. Applications are due to the Foundation by February 28, 2023, for review. Notification will be provided to the recipient by April 15, 2023. Application is available at:

Application deadline has been extended to May 1, 2023.

Lieutenant Colonel John William Whitman Research Fellowship

In honor of Lieutenant Colonel John William Whitman, 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.  Applicants interested in the LTC John William Whitman Research Grant should submit an application including a proposed project budget, to the Army Heritage Center Foundation not later than March 1. Awarding of the grant will occur not later than April 1. Grant funds must be expended not later than August 31 the following year.  Application is available at:

Application deadline has been extended to May 1, 2023.

The Charles Koch Foundation Foreign Policy Grants Team recently launched a new RFPs that will be of interest to SMH members. Their focus is primarily on supporting research with relevance to current U.S. foreign policy debates. All of these RFPs operate on a rolling basis and are open to scholars at all levels, including graduate students via their dissertation grants.

Foreign Policy -

Ending Endless Wars in the Middle East -

The Future of America’s Alliances -

Managing Relations with China -

Trade Policy -

U.S. Foreign Policy Dissertation Grants -

While the Foundation anticipate these RFPs being open long-term, they do reassess their priorities on an annual basis. All open RFPs can always be found on this webpage:

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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