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“Excellence in West Texas History” Fellowship

The West Texas Collection at Angelo State University in San Angelo, Texas, a member of the Texas Tech University System is proud to announce

The Excellence in West Texas History Fellowship Program

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Applications are now being accepted for two fellowships of $40,000 each to be awarded in April 2012. Application deadline is January 31, 2012. Fellowships are for a full academic year. In addition, a $5,000 publishing subvention will be provided to an academic press for each completed manuscript accepted for publication.

Research must focus on the western half of Texas and utilize regional archives. Fellowships will be awarded to scholars either finishing their doctoral work or with Ph.D. in hand in a field of the humanities. Fellows will be expected to spend the 2012-2013 academic year utilizing the regional archives in West Texas.

Read about the two inaugural recepients of the “Excellence in West Texas” Fellowship awards in this bonus article, written by Preston Lewis, and published in the Fall 2009 issue of “ASU Magazine.”

Applications must be received by January 31, 2012

Applicants should send the following information:

  • Curriculum vita
  • Description of the research topic
  • A sample chapter or extract of previous work
  • Three letters of reference from individuals who can attest to the importance of the work proposed and to the ability of the individual to fulfill the stated goal.

Send applications to:

Excellence in West Texas History

ASU Station #11043

San Angelo, Texas 76909

For more information contact:

Suzanne Campbell

West Texas Collection

1910 Rosemont

San Angelo, Texas 76909

Phone: (325) 942-2164


These fellowships are made possible through funding from The CH Foundation (Lubbock, TX), The Helen Jones Foundation Inc. (Lubbock, TX), The Ershel A. Franklin Charitable Trust (Post, TX), The Tucker Foundation (San Angelo, TX), Robinson Drilling of Texas Ltd. (Big Spring, TX), Mr. and Mrs. Clifton Caldwell (Albany, TX), The Summerlee Foundation (Dallas, TX), and various other West Texas donors.