September 15 Masséna Society Dissertation Research Fellowships
MASSÉNA SOCIETY DISSERTATION RESEARCH FELLOWSHIPS: ACADEMIC YEAR 2018-2019
The Masséna Society is pleased to offer five Dissertation Research Fellowship Awards for academic year 2018-2019. The winners will receive an award of $2,000.00 for doctoral dissertation research on a topic in diplomatic, political, economic, and military history of the French Revolutionary and Napoleonic Eras. Fellows will qualify for another $500 award to present their findings as part of a special Masséna Society panel at the Consortium on the Revolutionary Era or the Society for Military History conference. Fellows may present at other nationally recognized scholarly conferences with board approval.
Applicants must be full-time graduate students in an accredited graduate doctoral program with an approved dissertation topic in diplomatic, political, economic, and military history of the French Revolutionary and Napoleonic Eras. Individuals who receive a Fondation Napoléon bourse in 2018 are ineligible to receive a Dissertation Research Fellowship in this cycle.
Applications should include a three-page, double-spaced proposal outlining research goals, methodology, and research budget; curriculum vitae; and a letter of support from the dissertation advisor. The proposal should demonstrate a sound knowledge of the historiography, a realistic research plan, and an overall promise of making an important contribution to the field. The deadline for proposals is 15 September 2018.
Applicants should send proposals and curriculum vitae as email attachments to Dr. Alex Grab, Fellowship@MassenaSociety.org. If you do not receive an email confirmation of receipt within 24 hours, please email the Massena Society webmaster at email@example.com. Advisors should send confidential letters of support in a separate email attachment to the Chairman also at Fellowship@MassenaSociety.org. The winner will be announced on or about 15 October 2018.
What Is Expected of Fellows
As a condition of support, recipients must agree to present a conference paper of 10-12 pages to be presented at either the Consortium on the Revolutionary Era or the Society for Military History annual meeting the subsequent year. The additional $500 grants for conference travel will be awarded upon presentation of the conference paper. Recipients may present at a different scholarly academic conference with board approval.
Furthermore, the recipient must recognize this award in their curriculum vitae as the “Masséna Society Dissertation Fellow” and acknowledge the support of the Masséna Society in any publications resulting from this sponsored research. The Fondation Napoléon has offered to publish successfully presented papers of Masséna Society Dissertation Fellows in their online peer-reviewed journal, Napoleonica: La Revue, if they are of sufficient quality to warrant publication.