MASSÉNA SOCIETY DISSERTATION RESEARCH FELLOWSHIPS: ACADEMIC YEAR 2020-2021
The Masséna Society is pleased to offer up to five Dissertation Research Fellowship Awards for academic year 2020-2021. 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. Previous recipients of Masséna Society research funding are ineligible to apply for an additional Dissertation Research Fellowship.
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 14 September 2020.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. Advisors should send confidential letters of support in a separate email attachment to the Chairman also at Fellowship@MassenaSociety.org. The winners will be announced on or about 16 October 2020.
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.