Autry National Center

Fellowships

Autry Institute 2015 Research Fellowships

Visiting Scholar Fellowship

  • Stipends of varying amounts for residency up to one month
  • Open to PhD candidates, postdoctoral 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.

VIVA Foundation Fellowship at the Autry National Center

  • $2500 stipend residency up to one month
  • Open to PhD candidates, postdoctoral researchers, and independent scholars

The VIVA Foundation supports scholarly research in all areas of the study of the peoples and cultures of the American West.

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 September 1, 2015
  • 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 conducte

A complete application consists of:

Applications for the 2015 year are due November 14, 2014.

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 January 5, 2015.

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: 323.495.4349, ext. 349
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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 2014 Research Fellows

Visiting Scholar Fellows

  • Mabel Rosenheck, PhD candidate, Screen Cultures, Northwestern University
    “California Indians on Rancho Azusa: Labor, Consumption, and Historical Agency”
  • Catherine Newell, Assistant Professor, Religious Studies and English Composition, College of Arts and Sciences, University of Miami Coral Gables, Florida
    “The Significance of the Frontier in American Space History: Manifest Destiny, the American West, and the Final Frontier”

Archaeological Collections Research Fellow

  • Monica Corpuz, MA Student, Anthropology, California State University, Northridge
    “Unearthing the Mysteries of the Frank Palmer Archaeology Collection”

Los Angeles Corral of Westerners Fellow

  • Kiara Maria Vigil, Assistant Professor, American Studies, Amherst College
    “Natives in Transit: Indian Entertainment, Urban Life, and Activism”

VIVA Foundation Fellow

  • Elizabeth Oliphant, PhD Candidate, English Department, University of Pittsburgh
    “Charles Lummis, Seeing America First”

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