The Portal to Texas History Research Fellowship

The University of North Texas Libraries invite applications for The Portal to Texas History Research Fellowship. With relevant disciplines spanning from history and geography to filmmaking and photography, the Fellowship supports both scholarly research and creative output. We encourage applicants to envision the opportunities that working with large digital library collections can enable. Preference will be given to applicants who demonstrate the greatest potential for publication or exhibition and the best use of The Portal to Texas History.

The Award

Up to $1,000 in funding will be awarded to two or more fellowship applicants. The Portal Fellowship was created to recognize and support outstanding scholarship or creative work which incorporates unique digital collections. The project’s contribution to the applicant’s field, original use of Portal content, and its intended audience, as well as the credentials of the applicant, will be considered when deciding awardees. Fellows will be required to write a brief (under 500 words) overview of their research experience and may also be asked to present an informal lecture (in person or remotely) on their research or an exhibit of their creative work. The Portal to Texas History Research Fellowship is funded by the Cathy Nelson Hartman Portal to Texas History Endowment.

Eligibility

The Fellowship is open to students, faculty, and independent scholars and artists. Fellowship funding will be disbursed between June 1, 2017 and August 30, 2018.

Application Procedure

Applicants should demonstrate the specific relevance of The Portal to Texas History to their current research through their essay and cover letter. You can locate information and explore the unique collections at The Portal to Texas History.

Deadline for applications is February 15, 2017. The recipient will be notified by April 1, 2017.

Please submit the following materials with your application:

  • An essay (3 pages maximum) describing your research interests, specific goals for the project during the fellowship period, the specific collections intended for use, and the expected output of the project.
  • An abstract of no more than 500 words describing your project.
  • A brief CV (3-5 pages).
  • One letter of reference indicating the significance of the proposed project. Letters can be sent directly from the recommender or included in the application packet.

Application materials should be submitted electronically in PDF or Microsoft Word format.

Send questions and application for the Portal to Texas History Research Fellowship to Mark Phillips, Associate Dean for Digital Libraries.