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Brian McAllister Linn Dissertation Research Fellowship in Military History

The Department of History at Texas A&M is very pleased to announce the creation of the Brian McAllister Linn Dissertation Research Fellowship in Military History.  This award will provide funds for graduate students in the department to pursue dissertation research on war and the military institutions that wage it in all periods of American military history.

The award has been funded by a gift from Dr. Michael and Sue Morris.  Mike completed his doctoral dissertation in History in 2020, and is now an Assistant Professor of Military History at the School of Advanced Warfighting, Marine Corps University.  He began work on his PhD after retiring from the United States Marine Corps as a Colonel in 2015.  He also holds degrees from National Defense University, the US Army War College, American Military University, Marine Corps University’s School of Advanced Warfighting Studies, and the United States Naval Academy.

This fellowship honors the career and achievements of Dr. Brian M. Linn, the Ralph R. Thomas Professor in Liberal Arts.  Dr. Linn is a past President of the Society for Military History and the recipient of fellowships and awards including a John Simon Guggenheim Fellowship, a Woodrow Wilson Fellowship, and an Olin Fellowship at Yale University.

In addition to honoring Professor Linn, this gift highlights the long-standing commitment of the Department of History to providing high-quality training in military history and the tradition of educating graduate students who use their historical training in public service.