Booklet, California and the Grand Canyon of Arizona, 1919, Los Angeles, CA; Fred Harvey. Gift of Mr. Jim Wilke. Autry Museum; 91.135.6


The Library and Archives is currently closed and is not accepting applications for the Autry Research Fellowships at this time.  You may continue to contact Library and Archives staff at rroom@theautry.org and follow us on Twitter @LA_autry.

Autry 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 Museum

  • $4,000 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 the Fellowship Committee

All fellows are expected to:

  • Be in residence weekdays and complete their research on or before the last weekday of August.
  • 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 conduct

A complete application consists of:

  • A cover letter indicating mailing address, e-mail address, daytime phone, title of proposed project, and preferred dates of residence
  • A 2-to-3-page-maximum, double-spaced project description clearly indicating the relevance of the collections of the Libraries and Archives of the Autry Museum. You may search the Libraries and Archives holdings via the library catalog and the digital database, Collections Online. Your research project may require “researcher level” access to view digital catalog records not yet in the public view. Please contact a librarian to request an ID and password at rroom@theautry.org
  • A one-page CV
  • A budget that includes roundtrip airfare, lodging, and food
  • Two confidential letters of reference; one or both should address your presentation skills

Applications must be sent via e-mail to fellowships@theautry.org.

Letters of recommendation must be sent directly from the recommenders to fellowships@theautry.org

PLEASE NOTE: Description of the Autry Research Fellowship application process is for informational purposes. Applications are not being accepted at this time.

Questions? Please contact:

Liza Posas, Head, Research Services and Archives
Autry Museum of the American West
4700 Western Heritage way
Los Angeles, CA 90027-1462

E-mail: lposas@theautry.org
Ph: 747-201-8442