Seeking Scott Fellowship Applications

Posted on: Tuesday, March 6, 2018 - 12:29pm

Seeking Scott Fellowship Applications

2017 Scott Fellowship Award winner Matthew Carr, during his presentation


Western Libraries is currently accepting applications for the James W. Scott Regional Research Fellowship. Applications are accepted from individuals in doctoral programs as well as individuals who have finished the Ph.D.

The James W. Scott Regional Research Fellowship promotes awareness and innovative use of archival collections at Western Washington University, and seeks to forward scholarly understandings of the Pacific Northwest.

Fellowship funds are awarded in honor of the late Dr. James W. Scott, a noted scholar of the Pacific Northwest region and a founder and first Director of the Center for Pacific Northwest Studies (CPNWS).

Up to $1000 funding is offered in 2018 to support significant research using archival holdings at the CPNWS. Successful applicants are expected to spend approximately one week examining CPNWS holdings in support of their research, and to be in residence prior to October 31, 2018. Fellows will also give a presentation about some aspect of their research during the course of their scheduled visit.

Applications for the award will be reviewed after April 1, 2018. The number and size of awards granted annually is determined by the application review committee.
Applications may be submitted via mail or electronically and should include:

  • Cover letter
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Research plan outlining on-site use of CPNWS holdings and proposed presentation topic
  • Two letters of recommendation.


Please send applications via email to or by mail to Ruth Steele, Center for Pacific Northwest Studies, Western Libraries Heritage Resources, Western Washington University, Bellingham WA 98225-9123. Please enter “Scott Research Fellowship Application” in the subject line of email applications. Funds will be awarded after a Fellow(s) has conducted research at CPNWS and delivered their presentation.

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