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Bradley L. Coleman
Director
John A. Adams Center
P:  (540) 464-7447
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Virginia Military Institute
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Lexington, VA  24450

Dissertation Prize

The John A. Adams ’71 Center for Military History & Strategic Analysis at the Virginia Military Institute will award a $3,000 grant to a graduate student in history or related field working on a dissertation in the area of Cold War military history. The award is intended to promote innovative scholarship on Cold War topics. The Adams Center invites proposal in all subject areas—including international security affairs, military strategy, leadership, and operations. All periods of Cold War history are welcome. The prize is made possible through the generous support John A. Adams and George J. Collins Jr.

2015 Dissertation Grant

To be considered, graduate students must submit a brief proposal (prospectus) describing their doctoral research, a project timeline, and curriculum vitae with list of references. Applications should be delivered, electronically, to the Adams Center at adamscenter@vmi.edu by 4:00 p.m., Tuesday, March 27, 2015. Direct questions to Adams Center director Bradley Lynn Coleman or program manager Alex Radsky.

Deadline for submissions: March 27, 2015

Submissions to:

John A. Adams ’71 Center for Military History & Strategic Analysis
Department of History
Virginia Military Institute
Lexington, VA 24450
adamscenter@vmi.edu 

Questions to:

Bradley Lynn Coleman, Ph.D.
Director, John A. Adams ’71 Center for Military History & Strategic Analysis
Department of History
Virginia Military Institute
Lexington, VA 24450
colemanbl@vmi.edu
540-464-7447

or

Alex Radksy
Program Manager
Department of History
Virginia Military Institute
Lexington, VA 24450
radskyag@vmi.edu


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Previous recipients of the prize include:

Nathaniel R. Weber, “U.S. Military Assistance and Advisory Groups, 1945-1965,” Texas A&M University, College Station, Texas. 

Brett M. Reilly, “International Military Advising and the Armed Forces of the State of Vietnam and Republic of Vietnam, 1948-1975,” University of Wisconsin, Madison, Wisconsin. 

Fatih Tokatli, “Turkish-American Military Cooperation and Transformation of Turkish Military in the Cold War, 1947-1954,” Bilkent University, Ankara, Turkey.