2015 Edwin H. Sherman Family Prize for Undergraduate Scholarship in Force and Diplomacy
Temple University's Center for the Study of Force and Diplomacy (CENFAD) is delighted to once again solicit submissions for its annual Edwin H. Sherman Prize for Undergraduate Scholarship in Force and Diplomacy. The recipient of the Edwin Sherman Prize receives a $1,000 award along with a certificate. Any paper written by an undergraduate student in the previous calendar year submitted by either the student or a faculty member at the student's college or university is eligible. The paper must address an issue, contemporary or historical, that demonstrates the intersection of force and diplomacy in international affairs. Although electronic submissions are preferred, hard-copy submissions will be accepted. Papers must be submitted by the deadline, which falls in March each year.
Please address all questions and Electronic Submissions to:
Mail Hard Copy Submissions to:
The Center for the Study of Force and Diplomacy
2014: Alison Strongwater, Cornell University, "Modern Mercenaries: Threat or Savior?"
2014 Honorable Mention: Pamela Hoss, University College London, "French fears over power shifts: the October War, the catalyst for the deterioration of Franco-American relations in 1973?"
2013: Jean-Robert Lalancette, McGill University, "From Decrepit Empire to Third World Champion: France's Incredible Transition, 1958-1963"
2012: George Bogden, Yale University, "Refugees, Statecraft, and Legitimacy: Forced Migration and Foreign Policy after the First Persian Gulf War"
2011: Yongqing Douglas Yang, University of Wisconsin-Madison, The Panamanian Paradox: A Presidentís Struggle to Remove Manuel Noriega
2010: Robert King, Harvard University, Academic Scribblers: Policy Reports and the Making of American Strategy on Latin America, 1948-1980
2009: Raymond Joseph Parrot, An Education for Occupation Army Civil Affairs Training And Military Planning for Postwar Germany
2008: Justin King, University of Wisconsin-Madison, Partners and Rivals: Political Economy and American Diplomacy, 1969-1974
2007: Debbie Sharnak, Vassar College, "The Perception of Strategic Alliances: Carter's Failure to Normalize Relations With Vietnam"
2006: Betsey Beasley, University of Georgia at Athens
2014 Research Fellowship Competition for Temple University Graduate Students
CENFAD is now accepting applications from Temple graduate students for the Marvin Wachman, John Votaw, and Jeffrey Bower Research Fellowships. These fellowships provide stipends of varying amounts to defray the cost of research conducted in connection with completion of the Ph.D. dissertation. All have been made available through the generous contributions of CENFAD supporters. Applicants for these funds must be advanced to Ph.D. candidacy or, if an M.A. student, expect to have completed the required coursework by the end of the Spring 2014 semester and have chosen the Thesis option. The application must include:
Please attach the abstract, C.V., and statement, including expected date of graduation, as three separate files, and arrange for the advisor/reader to submit the letter of support separately (and also electronically). All application materials are due by Friday, April 18, 2014.
A student is not eligible to receive the same award twice. However, receipt of one named CENFAD Research Fellowship does not preclude receiving another. Students do not apply for a specific award. They simply apply for a CENFAD research fellowship. Submission must be made electronically to Dr. Richard H. Immerman at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Sergeant Major William F. Berger Prize Endowed Fellowship for War and Society
This fellowship is made possible by the generosity of Joseph Eble, who received his M.A. in History from Temple in 1997. Joe previously earned a graduate degree from the U.S. Naval War College in National Security and Strategic Studies and served in the U.S. Navy for 21 years before retiring as a commander. He named the fellowship after his father-in-law, a decorated sergeant major in the U.S. Army who fought in both World War II and Vietnam.
Responsibilities will be dedicated to advancing the History Department’s concentration in War and Society, a vital dimension of the Center for the Study of Force and Diplomacy (CENFAD). You will fulfill this responsibility primarily as a teaching assistant in the introductory course in War and Society, History C063. You will also have the opportunity to contribute to the development of a more extensive curriculum in War and Society. As is the case with a conventional assistantship, you will not be expected to work more than 20 hours per week. The prize includes a stipend.
2012-13: Steven Elliott
2011-12: Seth Tannenbaum
2010-11: Meredith Hohe
2009-10: Matthew Unangst
2008-09: Jean-Pierre Beugoms
2007-08: James Thomas McGann
2006-07: Jason Smith, Temple University
2005-06: Holger Lowendorf, Temple University
Thomas J. Davis Endowed Fellowship in Diplomacy and Foreign Relations
This fellowship is made possible by the generosity of Todd Davis, who received his Ph.D. in History from Temple in 2002 and served as the first graduate assistant for development for the Center for the Study of Diplomacy (CENFAD). Todd named the fellowship after his father, a decorated first lieutenant in the U.S. Army who was killed in action during the Vietnam War. Responsibilities will be dedicated to advancing the Center for the Study of Force and Diplomacy. In this capacity, your assignment will be primarily to assist, through research and writing, applications for external grants to support CENFAD’s projects. You will also be expected to assist in the publication of CENFAD’s newsletter, Strategic Visions, help publicize lectures and symposia, administrate CENFAD's website, coordinate CENFAD colloquia and other events, and contribute in parallel ways. As is the case with a conventional assistantship, you will not be expected to work more than 20 hours per week. The fellowship Includes a stipend — amount changes each year.
2013-14: Carly Goodman
2012-13: David Guba, Jr.
2011-12: Kaete O'Connell
2010-11: Matthew Shannon
2009-10: Timothy Sayle
2008-09: Benjamin Brandenburg
2007-08: Kelly J. Shannon
2006-07: Eric Klinek
2005-06: David Zierler
2004-05: Wendy Wong
2003-04: Andrew McKevitt
Marvin Wachman Fellowship in Force and Diplomacy
To be awarded to a Temple University graduate student in the history of U.S. foreign relations.
2014-15: David Guba, Jr.
2013-14: Carly Goodman and Sarah Robey
2012-13: Matt Shannon and David Lee
2011-12: Larry Kessler
2010-11: Carla Stephens
2009-10: Benjamin Brandenberg and Holger Lowendorf
2008-09: Kelly J. Shannon and Wendy Wong
2007-08: David Zierler
2006-07: Hieu Ho
2005-06: Ginger Davis
2004-05: Darren Bardell
2003-04: Laura Szumanski Steel
John Votaw Endowed Research Award
Endowed research award for Temple University graduate students of diplomatic and military history, with preference going to military history.
2014-15: Carly Goodman
2013-14: David Lee
2012-13: Timothy Sayle
2011-12: Martin Clemis
2010-11: Ryan Johnson
2009-10: Michael Dolski
2008-09: Eric Klinek
2007-08: Lynette Deem
2006-07: Richard Grippaldi
2005-06: David Ulbrich
2004-05: Matthew Muhlbauer
2003-04: John Bonin
Jeffrey Bower Endowed Research Fellowship
Awarded to a Temple University graduate student of military or diplomatic history. Preference is given to students who incorporate a study of technology into their work.
2014-15: Larry Kessler
2013-14: EJ Catagnus
2012-13: Sarah Robey
2011-12: Aaron Sullivan
2010-11: Ben Brandenberg
2009-10: Claude Barnes and Michele Louro
2008-09: Andrew McKevitt
2007-08: Katherine Scott
2006-07: Britton MacDonald
2005-06: Uta Kresse
2004-05: Ginger Davis
2003-04: Bob Wintermute