Naval History and Heritage Command offers the following fellowships, grants, and scholarships to promote and support external research of U.S. naval history:
This fellowship is named in honor of the late Rear Admiral John D. Hayes, USN, for his enthusiastic encouragement of naval scholars and his own contributions to the field of naval history research and writing. The fellowship is intended to support research and writing of doctoral dissertations that significantly enhance knowledge of U.S. naval history. NHHC has awarded twenty-eight fellowships since the program began in 1988.
This grant is named after the late Vice Admiral Edwin B. Hooper, USN, a former director of naval history, for his great contributions to naval history. By helping to defray the costs of travel, living expenses, and document duplications related to the research process, the grant is intended to assist a scholar in the research and writing of a book or article that significantly enhances knowledge of U.S. naval history. Applicants in this category are encouraged to read the historiographical essays in NHHC’s series on Needs and Opportunities in the Modern History of the U.S. Navy. Since 1988, NHHC has supported research of more than 50 grant recipients.
This scholarship is named in honor of the late Rear Admiral Samuel Eliot Morison, USNR, an eminent naval and maritime historian and winner of the Pulitzer Prize. The scholarship provides a cash award to an active duty commissioned officer of the U.S. Navy or the U.S. Marine Corps with demonstrated leadership potential and high academic qualifications who is already pursuing graduate study in history, international relations, or a related field. The award is to help pay for expenses related to research, travel, and the purchase of books or other educational materials related to the officer’s program of study. Initiated in 1993, the scholarship has been awarded to 22 researchers.
The deadline for the Rear Admiral Samuel Eliot Morison Supplemental Scholarship has been extended to 31 May 2021.
This grant is named in honor of the late Rear Admiral Ernest M. Eller, USN, a former director of naval history, for his contributions to naval history. The grant is intended to assist a graduate student in the research and writing of U.S. naval history in the fulfillment of the requirements of a master’s or doctoral degree by helping to defray the costs of travel, living expenses, and document duplication related to the research process for a master’s thesis or doctoral dissertation. NHHC has awarded six grants in this category since 2011. From 1991–2009, NHHC recognized 26 applicants with the Rear Admiral Ernest M. Eller Prize.