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Fellowships

NOTICE: Call for 2017 Autry Research Fellowship applications

Applications for the 2017 Autry Research Fellowships are now being accepted. Research Fellows will be in residence only during June, July or August, 2017. The Libraries and Archives remain closed to visiting researchers while we move to the Resources Center of the Autry, our new, state-of-the-art research and collections care facility in Burbank. You may continue to contact us via e-mail at rroom@theautry.org and follow us on Twitter @LA_autry. We look forward to seeing you in our new home!

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 (July 12, 2017). 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 Museum

  • $3000 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 the Fellowship Committee

All fellows are expected to:

  • Be in residence weekdays and complete their research on or before Thursday,

August 31, 2017

  • 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 for the 2017 year are due Friday, December 23, 2016.

Please send completed applications via e-mail to fellowships@theautry.org.

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

Fellowship awards will be announced by e-mail and letter in January 2017.

Questions? Please contact:

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

E-mail: mfelchlin@theautry.org
Ph: 323.495.4349, ext. 349
Fax: 323.660.5721