FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: Macy Hurwitz
AUSTIN – The Texas State Historical Association (TSHA) is now accepting applications for the Texas State Library and Archives Commission (TSLAC) Research Fellowship in Texas history. The fellowship includes a $2,000 stipend and is awarded for the best research proposal utilizing the collections of the State Archives in Austin.
“This fellowship is a wonderful opportunity to support important historical research while heightening public awareness of the Texas State Archives,” said State Archivist Jelain Chubb. “I look forward to seeing the great work that will be accomplished through this year’s fellowship.”
The TSLAC Research fellowship in Texas history is administered in partnership with TSHA and made possible by the Friends of Libraries and Archives of Texas through a generous donation from the Edouard Foundation.
The application must include the purpose of the proposed research, collections of interest, a description of the medium of the product of the research, a complete vita, and why the fellowship is necessary to complete the project. The recipient of the fellowship may be asked to present the results of their research at a TSLAC event. The award will be announced at the TSHA's annual meeting in March 2019. Judges may withhold the award at their discretion.
Individuals should submit an entry form (PDF), four (4) copies of a vita and four (4) copies of the proposal to the TSHA Office by Dec. 28. Applicants should address their entry forms to:
Texas State Library and Archives Commission Research Fellowship in Texas History Committee
Texas State Historical Association
3001 Lake Austin Blvd., Ste. 3.116
Austin, TX 78703
2018 Edward Valentin Jr. (Partial Award)
2018 William S. Bush (Full Award)
The Texas State Library and Archives Commission provides Texans access to the information they need to be informed, productive citizens by preserving the archival record of Texas; enhancing the service capacity of public, academic, and school libraries; assisting public agencies in the maintenance of their records; and meeting the reading needs of Texans with disabilities. For more information, visit tsl.texas.gov.