George C. Marshall/Baruch Fellowships

The George C. Marshall/Baruch Fellowships are given to encourage doctoral or postdoctoral research in 20th-century U.S. military or diplomatic history and related fields. The fellowships are administered by the George C. Marshall Foundation – a non- profit, non-governmental institution – and generated from a gift provided annually by the Baruch Family Foundation of Encino, California. The fellowships honor the career of George C. Marshall, 20th-century solider-statesman, and the Baruch family.

  • Maximum grant: $7,500; requests for smaller grants are encouraged
  • Projects to be funded may cover a broad range of studies in U.S. History and related fields pertaining to the changing role of the United States as a world power in the 20th century.
  • Research may utilize holdings in the Marshall Research Library or may be conducted elsewhere.

Please NoteThe Baruch Fellows Program has been suspended for 2012-2013 and 2013-2014. 

ELIGIBILITY
Applicants may be of any nationality, but must be:

  1. Currently enrolled in an accredited academic program leading to a doctoral degree; or
  2. Engaged in postdoctoral research with a Ph.D. earned no more than three years prior to application; or
  3. An independent scholar with a Ph.D. who is beginning a new career

The applicant is responsible for submitting a complete proposal and ensuring that references are sent by the deadline.

 

APPLICATION PROCEDURE
Application instructions and forms are available on our website; however, the completed forms should be sent by mail. Applications must be written in English and the original submitted with two copies. Letters of recommendation should be sent directly to the Marshall Foundation by the endorsers. For additional information, or if you wish to receive a hard copy of the application, please contact:

Marshall/Baruch Fellowship Coordinator
George C. Marshall Foundation
P. O. Drawer 1600
Lexington, VA 24450
Phone: (540) 463-7103 ext. 130
Fax: (540) 464-5229

Application Form

A Selection Committee composed of three persons from colleges and universities in the Commonwealth of Virginia will evaluate each application.

APPLICATION DEADLINE

The applicant is responsible for submitting a complete proposal and ensuring that references are sent by the deadline.

FELLOWSHIP REQUIREMENTS
Marshall/Baruch Fellows will be expected to produce some tangible evidence of scholarly accomplishments within a year of receiving the grant., i.e., a doctoral thesis, monograph, book chapter, or other published work consistent with their current level of scholarship. The Marshall Foundation will retain copies of the final product, however, the writer will have full rights of copyright.

Recipients must furnish an accounting of how the grant funds were spent; 10% of the award will be withheld until the final product is completed.

RESEARCH FACILITY
Award recipients may, but are not required to, conduct their research on-site at the Marshall Research Library, where archival collections, original manuscripts, and audiovisual resources are available. The research facility also includes a large reading room, computer with on-line access to electronic catalogues, e-mail and the Internet, laser printer, fax and copy machines, and a microfilm reader.

The Marshall Research Library is located in Lexington, Virginia, adjacent to the campuses of Virginia Military Institute and Washington and Lee University. Lexington lies in the heart of the Shenandoah Valley.

The George C. Marshall Foundation does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, sex, religion, national, or ethnic origin, handicap, sexual orientation, or age.

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