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Founder's Fellowship

Congratulations to our 2024 Grant Recipents!

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We are thrilled to announce our two Grant Winners for the 2024 year, 𝗕𝗹𝗮𝗸𝗲 𝗠𝗰𝗚𝗿𝗲𝗮𝗱𝘆 𝗮𝗻𝗱 𝗞𝗮𝘁𝗲 𝗣𝗳𝗼𝘂𝘁𝘀!

Blake is a Ph.D. student and is working on further research of the environmental legacy and impact of the American Revolution. Kate has been a lifelong Brigade member and with her degree in Anthropology, she will be examining the impact and help the Delaware Indians gave to the Continental Army at Fort Laurens in the winter of 1778-79.


To further our educational mission, the Brigade of the American Revolution is so proud to announce our new Founder’s Fellowship & Research Grant!


 The Founders Fellowship is a $1000 grant (or additional amount to be approved) awarded annually to a deserving researcher who is currently pursuing research pertaining to the American Revolution and plans on writing a scholarly academic article or dissertation. Graduate students who are currently enrolled in a program at an accredited college or university who intend to write a master’s thesis or doctoral dissertation are also eligible for this grant.


The applicant must have an approved research topic regarding the years preceding, during and immediately following the American War of Independence (1763-1785). The focus of the topic must be North America and the Atlantic world during the described period, and may include, but not be limited to, military or naval history, social culture, material culture, economics, and politics.


Documentation submitted with the fellowship application must include:


  • A personal essay (1500 words maximum) stating the scholar’s goals and reasons for choosing the approved topic.

  • A one-page abstract of the thesis or dissertation.

  • Two letters of recommendation from reliable academic sources, including but not limited to academic faculty members, editors, and/or fellow researchers who are able to assess the applicant’s academic capabilities and qualification for the fellowship.

  • Current curriculum vitae/resume including awards, papers presented and published articles.


The scholar’s application is reviewed by the Brigade Founders Fellowship Committee who, after careful consideration, will award the fellowship.The recipient’s completed thesis or dissertation will be reviewed in The Brigade Dispatch: The Research Journal of the Brigade of the American Revolution and the recipient will be expected to attend the Brigade’s annual school of instruction to present an overview of his or her research. Fellowship applications are due November 30th of the given year. The recipient of the Brigade Founders Fellowship will be notified in January and the winner will be announced at the annual business meeting the following April.

The Founder's Grant for the 2025 Year is now open!

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