Ridgway Grant


The General and Mrs. Matthew B. Ridgway Military History Research Grant


The Ridgway Family Endowment provides funding to the U.S. Army Military History Institute (USAMHI) for the General and Mrs. Matthew B. Ridgway Military History Research Grant Program. The intent of the program is to support on-site research at the U.S. Army Heritage and Education Center (USAHEC), Carlisle, Pennsylvania, on subjects that are of enduring or emerging value to the history of the Army and are well-supported by the Institute's holdings.

Who May Apply? Anyone actively engaged in the study of military history may apply, to include research as part of a master's or doctorate program in military history (or a related field) or research toward a book, monograph, or scholarly article. The selection committee interprets "military history" in the broadest sense.

How to Apply: Submit applications to usarmy.carlisle.awc.mbx.ahec-ves@mail.mil. Applications may only be submitted electronically and should include the required items listed below. Additional materials, also listed below, that will assist the committee in evaluating the applications may also be submitted.

When to Apply: Applications are due to the committee by 31 December 2018. Applications dispatched after 31 December will be considered the following year.

Selection/Timeline: The Ridgway Committee consists of current or former members of the U.S. Army Military History Institute, the U.S. Army Heritage and Education Center, or the U.S. Army War College appointed by the Director, U.S. Army Military History Institute. The committee will recommend a slate of recipients to the Ridgway Endowment Fund Board of Governors by 15 February 2019 with the aim of a final announcement of recipients by 1 March 2019.

Required Grant Application Items (must be dispatched by 31 December 2018):

  • Application form (NOTE: Application form has changed.)
  • Objective of the proposed research
  • Status of research to date
  • Summary essay of USAHEC holdings most likely to support proposed research

Suggested Additional Application Items:

  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Letters of recommendation (for those enrolled in degree programs)

Application for grant