The Millett Fellowship Award Application
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 (firstname.lastname@example.org). Advisors should send confidential letters of support in a separate email attachment to Professor Foote. The winner will be notified after February 7, 2022.
To ensure the committee members evaluate proposals on the same criteria, they should use the following rubric.
65 points total
Proposal clearly describes the project’s topic in a way that is understandable to anyone familiar with military history.
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.
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.
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.
Recommendation suggests confidence in the proposal and the author’s ability to produce an admirable dissertation.