Stephen Siwinski

Communications Officer

2018 TSLAC Research Fellowship in Texas History

Thursday, October 26, 2017 • Austin, Texas • News Release

The Texas State Library and Archives Commission is pleased to announce the first Research Fellowship in Texas History Award. The fellowship is granted for the best research proposal utilizing collections of the State Archives in Austin. The fellowship includes a $2,000 stipend.

State Librarian Mark Smith said, “the TSLAC Fellowship offers a means to support research while increasing knowledge of the rich historical archives available for public use and scholarship.” He adds, “supporting the use of the state’s cultural documentary heritage is a key component of our mission.”

The TSLAC Research Fellowship in Texas history is made possible by the Friends of Libraries and Archives of Texas through a generous donation from the Edouard Foundation. Working in concert with the Texas State Historical Association, the fellowship application is now available.

Application Process

The application, which should be no longer than two pages, must specify the purpose of the research, collections of interest, need for the money, and a description of the end product (article, book, or exhibition, etc.) that will result from the research. TSLAC may ask the Fellowship Awardee to make a presentation of the results of their research at a TSLAC event. Please include a complete vita with the application. The award will be announced at the Texas State Historical Association's annual meeting in March 2018. Judges may withhold the award at their discretion.

Individuals should submit an entry form, four (4) copies of a vita in addition to four (4) copies of the proposal to the TSHA Office by December 28, 2017. The entry form can be found at:

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