James W. Scott Regional Research Fellowships - 2020 Applications



Posted on: Friday, November 22, 2019 - 11:35am

Now Accepting Fellowship Applications

The Center for Pacific Northwest Studies (CPNWS) is currently accepting applications for the James W. Scott Regional Research Fellowships. The Fellowships promote awareness and innovative use of archival collections at Western Washington University, and seek 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 CPNWS.

Image of Dr. Kendra Howard-Smith, the 2016 James W. Scott Research Fellow

Up to $1000 in funding is offered in 2020 to support significant research using archival holdings at CPNWS. Applications are accepted from individuals in doctoral programs as well as individuals who have finished the Ph.D. Successful applicants are expected to spend approximately one week examining CPNWS holdings in support of their research, and will be asked to give a presentation about some aspect of their research during the course of their scheduled visit. Funds will be awarded after a Fellow(s) has conducted research at CPNWS and delivered their presentation. 

Image of Matthew Carr,  the 2017  James W. Scott Research Fellow

Applications for the award will be reviewed after January 31, 2020. Applications must be submitted by email to Ruth.Steele@wwu.edu (please include "Scott Fellowship Application" in the subject line), and include:

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

Detailed guides to archival collections at CPNWS can be accessed and searched at: https://library.wwu.edu/hr/cpnws. For more information about collections or the application process, please contact CPNWS Archivist Ruth Steele at Ruth.Steele@wwu.edu or (360) 650-7747. 

Images: James W. Scott Research Fellows Dr. Kendra Howard-Smith (2016) and Matthew Carr (2017)

Contact Person: