Ridgway Grant


Ridgway Grants Reinstated, starting FY 2023!


The Ridgway Family Endowment provides funding 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 USAHEC's holdings.

Who May Apply? Individuals 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, journal article, or other scholarly product. The selection committee interprets "military history" in the broadest sense. NOTE: Active duty military may not apply (for official or unofficial research).

How to Apply: Submit applications to Applications may only be submitted electronically and should include the required items listed below. Please combine all required documents in the order below into one PDF and include your last name in the file name.

  1. Application Form
  2. Curriculum Vitae
  3. Brief essay detailing the objective and status of the proposed research
  4. Detailed list of USAHEC holdings most likely to support proposed research
  5. Letters of recommendation (for those enrolled in degree programs)

When to Apply: Applications are due by 28 February 2023. Applications dispatched after 28 February will be considered the following year.

Selection/Timeline: The Ridgway Committee consists of current or former members of USAHEC and the U.S. Army War College and are appointed by the president of the Ridgway Fund Board. The committee will notify recipients by 31 March 2023.

For Patron awareness, below are updated processes and systems we have put in place aimed at facilitating access and research opportunities both on-site and virtually:

  • On-site research is now by appointment only: Researchers are required to follow all current health guidelines, please make every effort to coordinate ahead of time in order to maximize allotted time. This will assist the USAHEC staff to plan accordingly and provide the appropriate level of on-site research.
  • For any issues or questions regarding the online catalog and availability of collections, please use for assistance.
  • Grant recipients will have a one year window to visit USAHEC and conduct their research, starting from the date they are notified of being awarded a grant. One year extensions are possible, by exception.
  • Recipients should make every effort to coordinate ahead of time in order to maximize their time here. USAHEC staff will do the best they can to support on-site research.