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Julian Corbett Prize in Modern Naval History at University of London in UK, 2014

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Institute of Historical Research at University of London is offering research prize in the field of Modern Naval History. The Prize is open to all researchers in modern naval history, without regard to nationality or academic affiliation. It carries a monetary value of £1,000. If the successful work is published, it shall bear on the title page the words, ‘Awarded the Julian Corbett Prize for Research in Modern Naval History, University of London', together with the appropriate year. The winning piece will be considered for publication in the Institute's peer reviewed journal, Historical Research. The application deadline is 1 October 2014.

Study Subject(s): Prize is provided in the field of modern naval history.
Course Level: Prize is available for research program at Institute of Historical Research.
Scholarship Provider: Institute of Historical Research, University of London, UK
Scholarship can be taken at: UK

Eligibility:

  • The Prize is open to all researchers in modern naval history, without regard to nationality or academic affiliation. For the purposes of this competition, ‘modern' is taken to mean the period from the end of the fifth century AD to the present day. ‘Naval history' is also to be understood in its broadest sense, encompassing not only the history of warfare at sea, but also the social history of naval personnel and their familial and professional networks, as well as matters pertaining to naval administration and technology.
  • No prize will be awarded for work which has already been published, or which has previously received a Julian Corbett Prize or any other prize.

Scholarship Open for International Students: Researchers of any nationality can apply for the research prize.

Scholarship Description: The Julian Corbett Prize is awarded annually by the Academic Trust Funds Committee, on the recommendation of the Institute of Historical Research, to reward original research in the field of modern naval history. It carries a monetary value of £1,000.

Number of award(s): Not Known

Duration of award(s): Not Known

What does it cover? It carries a monetary value of £1,000. If the successful work is published, it shall bear on the title page the words, ‘Awarded the Julian Corbett Prize for Research in Modern Naval History, University of London', together with the appropriate year. The winning piece will be considered for publication in the Institute's peer reviewed journal, Historical Research.

Selection Criteria: The selection panel will make its decisions based on:

  • the author's skill and control in using sources;
  • the author's command of evidence;
  • the author's clarity and quality of writing;
  • whether the entry makes a clearly defined contribution to the knowledge and understanding of an aspect of naval history;
  • the originality of the entry.

Notification: Not Known

Online Application: Prize entries should be written in English and take the form of an essay based on original research. The length must not exceed 15,000 words (including footnotes, but excluding bibliography). Candidates who wish to extract a portion of a larger, unpublished work should take care to present their offering as a discrete essay, with sources and a bibliography. Hard copy applications will be deemed ineligible. Only applications made using the IHR's online application system will be considered. As well as completing the ‘Personal Details', ‘Education' and ‘Referees' sections, applicants should also upload the following two documents before submitting their application:

  1. A prize entry (up to 15,000 words)
  2. A one-page academic CV, outlining publications, research papers, and other relevant activities.
    Please note that Corbett Prize applicants do not need to upload a research statement Letters of reference: Once an application has been submitted, a standard email will be sent to the address supplied by the applicant in the ‘Referees' section of the online application form. Applicants may arrange instead for a portfolio of generic references to be sent by their university, where such a service is offered. In that case the box in the ‘Referees' section marked ‘Portfolio to follow' should be ticked, and the referee details left blank. All letters must be emailed as Word document attachments to IHR.Fellowships-at-sas.ac.uk and the applicant's surname must appear in the subject line of the email. It is the applicant's responsibility to ensure that his/her referee supplies the letter in support of the application, and it is strongly advised that the referee is contacted well before the application is submitted. Applications which do not receive a supporting letter of reference by 8 October 2014 will not be considered.

Scholarship Application Deadline: The application deadline is 1 October 2014. Incomplete applications or applications arriving after this date will not be considered. Two supporting letters of reference must be received by no later than 8 October 2014.

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