Western Washington University’s Center for Pacific Northwest Studies welcomes applications for the James W. Scott Regional Research Fellowships. The fellowship is intended to promote awareness and use of archival collections at WWU and forward scholarly understandings of the Pacific Northwest. The fellowships are awarded in honor of the late Dr. James W. (Jim) Scott, a founder and first Director of the Center for Pacific Northwest Studies.
The Center for Pacific Northwest Studies of WWU seeks to enhance public and scholarly understanding of the region’s past and present through expansion of its archival holdings, public programming, and publications.
- Fellows are expected to be in residence prior to Oct. 31, 2016, and to spend at least one week examining CPNWS holdings in support of their research.
- Scholars who propose to undertake significant research using archival holdings at the Center for Pacific Northwest Studies (CPNWS).
- Applications are accepted from individuals in graduate programs (and/or who are new to the field of historical research and writing), as well as individuals who have finished the Ph.D. And/or are published authors.
- Fellows will be expected to spend at least one week examining CPNWS holdings in support of their research, and to be in residence prior to October 31, 2016. Additional information about CPNWS collections is available at http://library.wwu.edu/cpnws .
- Fellows will be asked to give a presentation about some aspect of their research during the course of their scheduled visit. The audience will vary depending on the time of the year, but may include Western students, faculty and staff, as well as members of the general public.
- After completing their residency, Fellows will be asked to provide a brief (300-500 word) written statement describing their research and use of CPNWS holdings to support scholarly understandings of the Pacific Northwest. This statement may be quoted from and/or otherwise published by Western Washington University.
How to Apply:
To apply for Fellowship, the candidates must submit the following information:
- Cover letter
- Curriculum vitae
- Research plan outlining on-site use of CPNWS holdings and proposed presentation topic
- Two letters of recommendation
- You can send applications via email to Ruth.Steele-at-wwu.edu or
- You can mail to: Ruth Steele, Center for Pacific Northwest Studies, Western Washington University, 516 High St. MS 9123, Bellingham, WA 98225-9123. Please enter “Scott Research Fellowship Application” in the subject line of email applications.
Up to $1000 funding is available in 2016. The number and size of awards granted annually will be determined by the application review committee.
The complete application packet must be submitted by October 31, 2015:
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