SMH Fellowship Opportunity
Nominations Sought for the Mark Grimsley SMH Fellowship in Social Media
The SMH Facebook and Twitter Management Team seeks a doctoral student in military history to fill its fifth vacancy. This newly created position comes with a title – “the Mark Grimsley SMH Fellowship in Social Media.” It is named in honor of Dr. Mark Grimsley, an associate professor in the Department of History at the Ohio State University. Besides being a widely published and highly honored scholar, Grimsley has been a leading pioneer in social media and academic blogging. In addition to a title, the Grimsley Fellowship comes with a stipend of $2,000 per year. The Grimsley Fellow will assume primary responsibility for maintaining the SMH presence on Twitter. At the very least, that will involve posting abridged versions of notices that appear on our Facebook Group, Facebook Page, and the SMH web site.
Any student of military history currently enrolled in a doctoral program is eligible for this fellowship. Please submit your application electronically to SMH Vice President Gregory J. W. Urwin at email@example.com.
Applications should consist of a cover letter with a statement of 500 to 750 words describing how social media can benefit the SMH, the applicant’s c.v., and written confirmation from the applicant’s adviser that he or she is a student in good standing in an accredited program.
The deadline for applications is September 15, 2012. The winner will be chosen by the SMH Social Media Committee in consultation with the SMH Facebook and Twitter Management Team.