The Millett Fellowship Award Application

Applicants must be full-time graduate students in an accredited graduate doctoral program and members of the Society for Military History. Applications should include a three-page, double-spaced proposal (in 12 pt. font) outlining research goals, methodology, and research budget; a 2-page maximum curriculum vitae; and a letter of support. The proposal should demonstrate a sound knowledge of the historiography, a realistic research plan, and the promise of making an important contribution to the field. The application should include a letter of support from the dissertation advisor. The deadline for proposals is January 3, 2022. The committee welcomes applications from graduate students working on any time period or region who use historical methodologies to investigate war and its consequences, militaries, and/or war and society.

Applicants should send proposals and curriculum vitae as a single PDF document in an email attachment to Professor Lorien Foote of Texas A&M University, the Chair of the Committee ( Advisors should send confidential letters of support in a separate email attachment to Professor Foote. The winner will be notified after February 7, 2022.

Evaluation Rubric
To ensure the committee members evaluate proposals on the same criteria, they should use the following rubric.
65 points total

(10 points)
Proposal clearly describes the project’s topic in a way that is understandable to anyone familiar with military history.

(10 points)
Research goals are clearly stated and appear reasonable. Author outlines appropriate archives, libraries, or sources and has a clear plan for pursuing this research. Research will clearly advance the project.

(20 points)
Proposal makes a clear intervention in existing historiography about the specific topic. A proposal about Napoleon will make clear, for example, how the author’s conclusions will change or reframe what historians think about Napoleon.

(20 points)
Proposal demonstrates how the project will make important contributions to the broader field of military history. It should be clear, for example, how a project on Napoleon will be important for all historians, not just those interested in Napoleon. Historians of all persuasions should be able to grasp the historical significance of the project.

(5 points)
Recommendation suggests confidence in the proposal and the author’s ability to produce an admirable dissertation.
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