Fellowship opportunities

American Indian History of the West Research Fellowship

The American Indian History of the West Research Fellowship was developed out of a deep affinity of the West with the rich cultural and historic traditions at ASU that created this truly unique and diverse area. The Fellowship seeks to support and advance the scholarship, focused on this diverse area by facilitating the travel and research necessary to make a meaningful contribution to the fields of American Indian History/Studies, federal-Indian policies, and Indigenous relations with other peoples or the natural environment.

To achieve this end, the College of Liberal Arts and Science, the School of Historical, Philosophical, and Religious Studies and Regents' Professor Dr. Donald Fixico have partnered with the Labriola National American Indian Data Center and Distinctive Collections to support a doctoral student or scholar outside the Phoenix area.  This includes nation-wide and international scholars, to travel and conduct research within the primary source archival and special collections at Arizona State University

Essay prompt:
Why is the diverse history of the southwest important to me?

Race and Ethnicity Research Fellowship

The Race and Ethnicity Fellowship was first imagined as an intellectual response to the overwhelming historic to recent violence especially against men and women of color in America. The Fellowship seeks to foster scholarship that examines the state of affairs and historic intersections of race and violence in the West, looking to the past as ways to understand the present and inform future relations.

The College of Liberal Arts and Science, the School of Historical, Philosophical, and Religious Studies and Regents' Professor Dr. Donald Fixico have partnered with the Labriola National American Indian Data Center and Distinctive Collections at all ASU libraries to provide the resources to explore these complex relationships. The Race and Ethnicity Fellowship was created to provide travel and research support to conduct important research within the primary source archival and special collections at all ASU libraries. The fellowship is designed to encourage doctoral students and scholars outside the Phoenix area, including nation-wide and international scholars, to utilize vital primary and rare secondary sources that would otherwise be inaccessible to aid in the applicant’s research.

Essay prompt:
What can I do to positively influence the current climate of racism in the southwest?

How to apply

Qualifications

Applicant must be an established scholar, or a Ph.D., or postdoctoral student conducting critical research about American Indian or Race and Ethnic history of the West, especially non-dominant historical narratives necessitating primary or rare secondary sources at Labriola and all ASU libraries.

Due date

January 31, 2020

Required application materials

Email all materials to Labriola Center curator Joyce Martin at: joyce.martin@asu.edu 

  • A project design outline, noting where you are in your work, how the materials from the ASU collection(s) will aid in your research, and any supplemental, region specific materials you plan to access during your stay
  • A project budget outlining how the funds will be used and a short explanation regarding how the funds will further the project
  • Contact information for two individuals to send recommendations 
  • A 500-750 word response to the prompt mentioned in description

How applications will be assessed

  • Quality, originality, and practicality of proposed project
  • Ability to complete project within specified time frames
  • Access to additional, region-specific resources
  • Applicant's commitment to the furthering of western history and diverse cultures through scholarly and extra-curricular projects

Additional considerations

  • Funds are provided to support a scholar outside the Phoenix area to travel and conduct research within any of the primary source archival and special collections at ASU Library.
  • Fellowship recipients agree to acknowledge Arizona State University and the Labriola Center in their published work(s) for the support of their research at ASU.
  • At the time of completion of the research project, please submit a copy of the work product to the Labriola Center to enhance the collection for future researchers.
  • Applicants cannot be awarded both The American Indian History of the West Fellowship and The Race and Ethnicity Research Fellowship; acceptance of one fellowship disqualifies the applicant from the other.
  • Funding will be distributed evenly in two parts: $1,250 upon acceptance of the fellowship, and $1,250 upon arrival in Phoenix and submission of receipts for travel, transportation, and lodging expenditures.
  • Upon completing research at ASU Library, the recipient will complete a short, 3-4 page report of their findings, indicating how the newly acquired research will serve their academic project.
  • The fellowships will be administered by the Labriola Center, but the fellowships are open to scholars wanting to use any pertinent ASU Library collection.