Applications are now closed.

We are no longer accepting applications for the 2014 summer program.

Finalists will be contacted to schedule interviews in March 2014.

About the Program

The Hertog War Studies Summer Program in Washington, D.C. is an intensive 2-week program run by the Institute for the Study of War. The Hertog War Studies Summer Program aims to educate advanced undergraduate students about the theory, practice, organization, and control of war and military forces. Over the course of the program, students will learn from and interact with distinguished senior leaders in the national security and military communities, including retired generals and leading intellectuals. The program will provide students with a deeper understanding of specific topics in military history and their intersection with modern warfare and policy. Students will learn about military history in a hands-on environment including participating in a battlefield staff-ride to Gettysburg in order to explore the relationships between terrain, timing, and decision making in war.

The Hertog War Studies Summer Program provides a stipend of $1,500 in addition to housing, lunches, and subsidized transportation to Washington, D.C.

 The 2014 War Studies Summer Program will run from July 27-August 8.




Dr. Kimberly Kagan
President and Founder, Institute for the Study of War
Dr. Frederick Kagan
Christopher DeMuth Chair, American Enterprise Institute and Director, Critical Threats Project
LTG James Dubik
Senior Fellow, Institute for the Study of War and General Omar N. Bradley Chair in Strategic Leadership at the Army War College, Dickinson College, and Penn State University.