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Omar Nelson Bradley Officer Research Fellowships in Mathematics

On this page, you will find information pertaining to the Omar Nelson Bradley Officer Research Fellowships in Mathematics. The Omar Nelson Bradley Foundation is authorized to disburse funds to officers of the United States Army for ten fellowships in the study of the Mathematical Sciences. These fellowships, awarded annually, are expected to be in the amount of $2000, for an annual total of $20,000.

The 2012 Fellowship applications have been reviewed and recommendations have been made to the Board.

For future applications, specific accounting for the proposed budget will be required. This will include detailed costs of conferences, lodging, travel, etc.

Who May Apply

U.S. Army officers who are actively engaged in the Mathematical Sciences may apply for these fellowships. "Active engagement in the study" includes any activity that involves the learning of mathematics, the teaching of mathematics, or the applications of mathematics to an Army problem. Officers who have been awarded a fellowship in the past may apply again. In this case, the officer should list the contribution of any previous grant.

How to Apply

Officers meeting the criteria above should apply to the Chair, Omar Nelson Bradley Fellowships Committee. Applications should include the name, rank, duty position, addresses (both email and mailing address), phone number of the applicant, the title of the effort, a project description which includes an overview, prior results (if any), the objective of the project, the methodology to be used, and a proposed timeline. The effort should be completed within three years. Also included in the application should be a detailed proposed budget for the requested funding, and finally, a method of publishing or disseminating the results of the project. An example of the above is available. Whether the results are published or presented, a reference will be made that the research was funded (either fully or partially) by the Omar Nelson Bradley Fellowship. Applications will be due to the Omar Nelson Bradley Fellowships Committee by 1 January each year. Electronic applications are preferred. It is imperative to have both mailing and email addresses in case of questions about the application, but also for notification of the fellowship award.

Selection of the Omar Nelson Bradley Fellows

The Chair of the Omar Nelson Bradley Fellowships Committee is appointed by the Professor and Head, Department of Mathematical Sciences, United States Military Academy. This Committee Chair shall be a volunteer who serves in a capacity that is unrelated to any official U.S. Government duties he/she may have. Contact information for the Chair is found below. The committee will convene in the month of January with a goal of recommending a slate of ten proposed Omar Nelson Bradley Fellows to the Directors of the Omar Nelson Bradley Foundation, through the Professor and Head of the Department of Mathematical Sciences, USMA, by 1 February each year. The Directors maintain ultimate selection authority for recipients and will announce names by 1 March. The Foundation requires officer research fellows to submit reports of completed research; these reports will be collected by the Foundation.

The final reports should be sent to Dr. Conrad Crane, Military History Institute Director, USAWC, Carlisle Barracks, PA, 17103. Here is a sample of an after action review.

Click here for a list of the 2009 selectees.

Click here for a list of the 2010 selectees.

Click here for a list of the 2011 selectees.

Click here for a list of the 2012 selectees.

Chair of the Omar Nelson Bradley Fellowships Committee

The Chair of the Omar Nelson Bradley Fellowships Committee shall appoint other volunteer members as he/she sees fit to assist him/her. The duties of the Chair include establishing a web site with information about the Fellowships and application process, collecting and reviewing applications, determining the 10 winners, and communicating that information through the Professor and Head, Department of Mathematical Sciences, USMA, to the Bradley Foundation so they can disburse award money.