Ridgway Grants Suspended for 2021
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.
Due to the COVID-19 Pandemic, the General and Mrs. Matthew B. Ridgway Military History Research Grants will not be offered in 2021. USAHEC has modified operations and support capability in accordance with published safety guidelines to ensure both the safety of our Partons and our personnel during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. These modifications are focused on maintaining appropriate social distancing standards which in turn limits on-site research opportunities. This, combined with ongoing travel restrictions, informed our decision not to offer Ridgeway Grants for 2021.
Grants previously announced in 2019 and 2020, but which have not yet been received, will be awarded to those recipients. Grant recipients will have a two 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.
For Patron awareness, below are updated processes and systems we have put in place due to COVID-19 aimed at facilitating access and research opportunities both on-site and virtually:
- On-site research is now by appointment only: https://ahec.armywarcollege.edu/publicresearch/default.cfm. Researchers are required to follow all current health guidelines, such as wearing facemasks inside the building. If coordinating for an on-site research opportunity, 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 http://usawc.libanswers.com for assistance.