The Naval Historical Center, Department of the Navy, using non-appropriated funds, is offering one pre-doctoral fellowship in U.S. naval history for the academic year 2008-2009. The Naval Historical Center will provide financial and scholarly aid for dissertation research and writing. The subject matter of dissertations supported should significantly enhance knowledge of U.S. naval history. The Naval Historical Center - The Naval Historical Center is located in the Washington Navy Yard, Washington, DC. The library, archival, and museum resources of the Center are extremely rich, and are augmented by proximity of the U. S. National Archives and the Library of Congress. Fellows will be provided desk space in the Naval Historical Center. A stipend of $10,000 for the fellowship year (September 2008- June 2009) will be provided in two payments. The first half of the grant will be paid in September 2006. The second half will be paid in January 2008, upon certification that satisfactory progress had been made since October. The award of the grant will depend on the continuing availability of funds. Applicants must be citizens of the United States; enrolled in a recognized graduate school; have completed requirements for the Ph.D. except the dissertation by a specified date; and have an approved dissertation topic in the field of U. S. naval history. Applications are usually due in February and the announcement in May. Visit the Hayes Pre-doctoral Fellowship webpage for more information.