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 masters 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 the Chair, Ridgway Grant Committee, U.S. Army Military History Institute, 950 Soldiers Drive, Carlisle, PA 17013-5021, or electronically to usarmy.carlisle.awc.mbx.ahec-ves@mail.mil. Applications should include the required items listed below. Additional materials, also listed below, that will assist the committee in evaluating the application may also be submitted.

When to Apply: Applications are due to the committee by 31 December. Electronic applications dispatched after 31 December or mailed applications postmarked 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 with the aim of a final announcement of recipients by 1 March.

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

  • Name, contact information
  • Objective of the proposed research
  • Status of research to date
  • Summary of USAHEC holdings most likely to support proposed research

Suggested Additional Application Items:

  • Writing samples, articles or monographs
  • Letters of recommendation (for those enrolled in degree programs)

Application for grant