For the Rear Admiral John D. Hayes Pre-Doctoral Fellowship, applicants must be citizens of the United States, not on active duty in the Armed Forces, be enrolled in a recognized graduate school, have completed requirements for the Ph.D. (except the dissertation by June 30), and have an approved dissertation topic that significantly enhances knowledge of U.S. naval history. Topics in all periods of U.S. naval history will be considered, as well as all aspects, including operations, biography; technology and science, strategy and tactics, administration, social, diplomacy, etc.
Additionally, candidates must arrange for submission of official transcripts of undergraduate and graduate course work, and letters of recommendation as specified on the application form. Allow sufficient lead time so that all supporting documents are received by NHHC in advance application deadline date. E-mail submission is strongly encouraged, as security measures may delay postal mail significantly. All awards are based on merit, regardless of race, color, creed, or sex.