To promote increased scholarly awareness and use of the rich materials available in the Clark Special Collections Branch of the McDermott Library, The Friends established and funds a program of Clark-Yudkin Research Fellowships named for Lt. Gen. A.P. Clark and Maj. Gen. Richard A. Yudkin.
Research grants are expected to be in the range of $1000 to $15,000. The amount of a given grant will be determined by the relevance of the research proposal to the holdings of the Clark Special Collections Branch, the merits and significance of the project, and the applicant's scholarly qualifications. The recipient will be expected to complete his or her fellowship research within a period of one year from the date of the award.
Expected output of the Clark-Yudkin Research Fellowship will be a scholarly book, thesis, or a paper worthy of publication in a scholarly journal and possibly of a presentation to an audience of colleagues and cadets at the Academy. The Friends also request a single copy of any subsequent publication (article, thesis, or book) that may result. Further, the recipient will be expected to submit a two-to-four page written report and summary of research findings, which may be published in The Friends newsletter.