Naval History and Heritage Command

The Vice Admiral Edwin B. Hooper Research Grant

Closing Date for Applications: April 28, 2017
Announcement of Award:
Late May 2017
Send Application Form to:

Naval History and Heritage Command
Senior Historian
805 Kidder Breese SE
Washington, DC 20374-5060

1. The Naval History and Heritage Command, Department of the Navy, using non-appropriated funds, is offering one research grant in U. S. naval history to be used during 2017. The grant is named in honor of the late Vice Admiral Edwin B. Hooper, USN, a former Director of Naval History, for his great contributions to U. S. naval history. The grant is intended to assist a scholar in the research or writing of a book or article by helping to defray the costs of travel, living expenses, and document duplication, related to the research process.

2. Stipend - One scholar, meeting the requirements, will have the opportunity of receiving an award of up to $2,500. The award will be made on a competitive basis. The award will be announced in May 2017. Payment will be paid according to a mutually agreeable arrangement after commencement of research.

3. Eligibility Requirements - Applicants must be citizens of the United States and hold a Ph.D. degree from an accredited university, awarded no later than April 1, 2017, or equivalent attainment as a published author.

4. Applications - Applicants should send a letter stating the purpose and scope of the research project, including a proposed budget, and a completed application to: Senior Historian, Naval History and Heritage Command, 805 Kidder Breese St., SE, Washington, DC 20374-5060. It is expected that the applicant will include evidence of professional qualifications and awards or honors received. In addition, two letters of recommendation from individuals familiar with the applicant's field of study will be required. The application should be mailed so as to be received no later than April 28, 2017. Application forms are available from the Senior Historian, at the address above, and online at Hooper Research Grant Application.

5. Evaluation and Selection - Proposals that have high promise of producing original contributions to U.S. naval history will be considered. Applicants are encouraged to read the historiographical essays in this command's series on "Needs and Opportunities in the Modern History of the U.S. Navy." Applications will be screened by the professional staff of the Naval History and Heritage Command. The Director of Naval History will make the final selection in each case. All awards are based on merit, regardless of race, color, creed, or sex. Evaluation is based on evidence of ability, including previous scholarship, the letters of recommendation, and the nature of the proposed research and its potential contribution to modern scholarship on the history of the United States Navy. 

6. What Is Expected of the Recipient – In accepting the award, a scholar engages to work on a study of U. S. naval history intended for publication. The recipient will be asked to provide the Navy Department Library a copy of any published work resulting from the research supported by the grant and an abstract summarizing the major findings for posting on the command's website. The recipient will be encouraged to make a presentation on the research in an appropriate setting, such as a lecture in one of the Navy's official museums.

7. Taxes - For the tax implications of the award, recipients should consult the Internal Revenue Service and their state revenue offices or their tax advisors. Recipients will be required to report their social security numbers before receiving payments 

8. The Naval History and Heritage Command - The command's headquarters are located in the Washington Navy Yard, Washington, DC. The library, archival, and curatorial branches of the command have a wealth of resources. These are augmented by the proximity of the U. S. National Archives and the Library of Congress. If the outline of research calls for substantial research in the collections held at the command's Washington headquarters, the grant recipient will be provided temporary desk space at the Naval History and Heritage Command. This does not preclude research elsewhere. The location of other work on the project is at the recipient's discretion.

Published:Thu Oct 26 10:16:35 EDT 2017