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Funding Opportunity: American Heritage Center Fellowships!

Friday, January 20, 2023 10:25 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

Research Fellowships at the American Heritage Center, University of Wyoming

The American Heritage Center (AHC) at the University of Wyoming invites applications forfellowships on topics related to the American West, western politics, women in public life, and economic geology. Applications are due March 31, 2023. For descriptions of the fellowships, please see 

Each fellowship aims to support a 20-day research stay at the AHC. The fellowship includes a $3,000 stipend which is paid at the end of the Fellow's stay and the receipt of a precis outlining sources consulted, how those sources shaped the research findings, and how the Fellow will incorporate this information into a final product.

The annual competition is designed to encourage academic scholars to disseminate their findings from the AHC's abundant collections that relate to the fellowship's theme. Academic scholars at any level, from graduate students to tenured faculty, may apply.  Members of under-represented communities and multi-discipinary scholars are encouraged to apply.

Applications should include:

 Curriculum Vitae, including contact information, education, publications, scholarly activities, teaching experience, and any other relevant work experience.

 Research proposal of no more than two single-spaced pages that includes a brief statement of purpose for the project, specific reference to how the AHC's collections will significantly contribute to the project's success, and a timeline outlining the plan of research and dates for anticipated products.

 Names and contact information of three references.

Proposals will be awarded based on the following criteria:

 Extent to which the proposed project draws upon the collections of the AHC.

 Research project's potential contribution to the understanding of the fellowship's theme.

 Potential for professional presentation and/or publication upon completion of the Fellow's research.

 Applicant's ability to complete the research project in a timely fashion.

A selection committee composed of AHC staff and University of Wyoming faculty choose each year's fellows. Recipients are informed by email.

Please email all application materials in pdf form by March 31, 2023, to AHC Simpson Archivist Leslie Waggener at

Information about the American Heritage Center:

The AHC is a public research institution located on the campus of the University of Wyoming in Laramie. The Center houses collections of local, regional, and national significance. Its holdings emphasize the American West from the nineteenth to the twenty-first centuries. It has extensive collections in western political history, mining and petroleum, popular entertainment (including Hollywood and comics), environment and natural resources, journalism, and military history. The AHC also serves as the University of Wyoming's rare books library and university archives. With more than 90,000 cubic feet of materials and 3,500 collections, the AHC stands among the largest non-governmental repositories in the nation.

To learn more about the AHC, please see For more information about the fellowships, see or contact Leslie Waggener at

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