Autry National Center

Fellowships

Autry Institute 2014 Research Fellowships

Research Fellowships

Visiting Scholar Fellowship

  • Stipends of varying amounts for residency up to one month
  • Open to PhD candidates, post-doctoral researchers, and independent scholars

Autry Summer Fellowship

  • Stipends of varying amounts for residency up to one month
  • Open only to UCLA graduate students from any discipline

One-Month Fellowships

Los Angeles Westerners Fellowship, Autry National Center

  • $2,500 stipend
  • Open to PhD candidates, postdoctoral researchers, and independent scholars
  • Topics relating to historical events or people and those that separate fact from myth preferred
  • Fellows will speak about their research at the July meeting of the Los Angeles Westerners. If not local, fellows should plan to be in residence at least two weeks prior to the July Westerners meeting.

The Los Angeles Westerners Fellowship is supported by the Los Angeles Corral of Westerners, part of Westerners International, a group whose mission is to encourage and promote interest and research in the history of the American West. For more information on Westerners International, visit  www.westerners-international.org.

Application Procedures

  • Consideration for all fellowships requires only a single application.
  • Scholars and projects will be matched with the appropriate fellowship by Library and Archives staff  and the Autry Institute's Director.

All fellows are expected to:

  • Be in residence weekdays and complete their research before November 14, 2014
  • Submit a brief written report (two pages maximum), within two weeks of departure, on research completed and resources used
  • Participate in an informal staff seminar while in residence and/or write a brief article for a museum publication on research conducted

A complete application consists of:

Applications for the 2014 year are due November 1, 2013.

Please send completed applications via e-mail to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

Letters of recommendation must be sent via e-mail directly from the recommenders to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

Fellowship awards will be announced by e-mail and letter by December 31, 2013.

Questions? Please contact:

Marva Felchlin, Director, Library and Archives of the Autry
Autry National Center
4700 Western Heritage way
Los Angeles, CA 90027-1462

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Ph: 323.667.2000, ext. 349
Fax: 323.660.5721

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Adam Clark Vroman, The Belfry of Mission San Gabriel, circa 1895. Hand-colored lantern slide. Braun Research Library Collection; LS.2717

The Library and Archives of the Autry Will Be Closed:

  • January 1-4, 2013
  • January 21, 2013
  • February 18, 2013
  • May 27, 2013
  • July 4, 2013
  • September 2, 2013
  • November 28 and 29, 2013
  • December 16, 2013 – January 3, 2014

The Autry Institute 2013 Research Fellows

Visiting Scholar Fellows 

  • Klint Ericson, Ph.D. candidate, University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill. 
    “Sumptuous and Beautiful, As They Were: Architectural Mission, Form, Everyday Life, and Cultural Encounter in a Seventeenth-Century New Mexico”
  • Rebecca Scofield, Ph.D. candidate in American Studies, Harvard University. 
    “Riding Bareback: Gender, Sexuality, and the Performance of Danger in American Rodeo”
  • Dr. Natale Zappia, Assist. Professor of History, Whittier College.
    “Food Frontiers: How Native Consumers and Pathways Forged the Early American West”
    Funds provided by the Viva Foundation

Autry Summer Fellow

  • Michaela Mares-Tamayo, Ph.D. candidate in Education, University of California Los Angeles.
    “Some things you remember, some things you forget: Engaging cultural intuition to write Chicana/o historical counterstories in Pasadena and Barstow, California”
    Los Angeles Westerners Fellow
  • Dr. Gabriel Gutierrez, Director for the Study of Peoples of the Americas and Professor, Chicano/a Studies, Cal State University Northridge.
    “California Indians on Rancho Azusa: Labor, Consumption, and Historical Agency”

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