The Naval History and Heritage Command, Department of the Navy, is offering the Rear Admiral John D. Hayes Pre-Doctoral Fellowship in U.S. naval history for the academic year 2010-11, in the amount of $10,000. The fellowship is named in honor of Rear Admiral John D. Hayes, USN, for his enthusiastic encouragement of naval scholars and his own significant contributions to the field. The Naval History and Heritage Command 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. For information, qualifications, and application form see the Rear Admiral John D. Hayes Pre-Doctoral Fellowship page. Application deadline is March 31, 2010.