~ West Texas Historical Association ~
WTHA Awards and Grants
Our Association is active. Each year we hold a conference in a West Texas city. We visit, present papers, and exchange ideas and information. We publish a selection of papers in our annual publication, the West Texas Historical Review. Also, twice a year, we put out a newsletter highlighting people, places, and events throughout West Texas.
In addition, the Association works cooperatively with other historical groups such as the East Texas Historical Association and the Texas Oral History Association.
Award and grant applications are due on January 10. Award winners will be announced at the annual meeting of the Association during the presidential luncheon.
Caption: Paul Carlson presents to Fred Rathjen the 2000 Richardson Award for the Best Book on West Texas history.
Awards Available to Scholars
Elmer Kelton Award for Best Creative Work on West Texas (formerly the R. C. Crane Award until 2013)
The R. C. Crane Heritage Service Award (established in 2013)
Research Grants Available to Scholars
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Other scholarships and awards available:
The Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library's
Formby Research Fellowship makes available short-term
fellowships of 1-3 months with a stipend of $2,000 per
month. More information on how to apply is available
The Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library's Formby Research Fellowship makes available short-term fellowships of 1-3 months with a stipend of $2,000 per month. More information on how to apply is available here.
The West Texas History Fellowship Program offers two fellowships of $45,000 each. Fellowships are for a full academic year. Included is a $5,000 publishing subvention will be provided to an academic press for each completed manuscript accepted for publication. Research must focus on the western half of Texas and utilize regional archives. Applicants must have completed a Ph.D. or be ABD in a field of the humanities. Application details
The Bill and Rita Clements Research Fellowships for the Study of Southwestern America has been awarded since 1996. More information and application is available here.
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