The James W. Scott Regional Research Fellowships promote awareness and innovative use of archival collections at Western Washington University (WWU), and seek to forward scholarly understandings of the Pacific Northwest. Fellowship funds are awarded in honor of the late Dr. James W. Scott, a founder and first Director of the Center for Pacific Northwest Studies, and a noted scholar of the Pacific Northwest region. Up to $1000 funding is offered to support significant research using archival holdings at WWU’s Center for Pacific Northwest Studies (CPNWS), a unit of Western Libraries Heritage Resources.
Applications are accepted from individuals in doctoral programs as well as individuals who have finished the PhD. Successful applicants will be 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. The audience will vary depending on the time of the year, but may include members of the general public as well as students, faculty and staff from WWU.
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 contain:
- Cover letter
- Curriculum Vitae
- Research plan outlining on-site use of CPNWS holdings and proposed presentation topic
- 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. Funds will be awarded after a Fellow has conducted research at CPNWS and delivered their presentation. Applicants are advised that funds may be subject to taxation in accordance with the U.S. Internal Revenue Code, and that they may require a U.S. Taxpayer Identification Number (i.e. SSN or ITIN) to receive funds.
Ruth Steele, Center for Pacific Northwest Studies Archivist