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Floyd O'Neil Fellowship

The Floyd O'Neil Fellowship in Western American Studies

The American West Center at the University of Utah is pleased to offer two graduate student fellowships for research on the American West during the 2017-2018 academic year. The fellowships honor Professor Floyd A. O'Neil, Director Emeritus of the Center and Professor Emeritus of History.

O'Neil fellowships provide up to $2,000 to pursue research on an aspect of the American West, including the region’s history, politics, environment, society, culture, literature, geography, or peoples. Students from all disciplines are encouraged to submit applications. All applicants must be currently enrolled in a graduate program at the University of Utah and remain so throughout the period of the fellowship.

Students are required to complete a research paper within the academic year. This paper may also be used as a seminar paper, thesis chapter, journal article, etc. A copy of the paper must be given to the American West Center, and the student is required to acknowledge the American West Center’s support in that paper, and all subsequent research and publications that might result. The recipient will also give a presentation on their research in Spring 2018. Upon request the recipient may be provided office space at the Center and may receive individual guidance from the Center's faculty and staff.

To apply, submit the following:

 A completed application form

 A research proposal, including a budget outlining how the research funds will be spent (up to four pages)

 One letter of recommendation from an academic source

 Current transcript


Recipients will be selected on the following criteria:

 The applicant demonstrates scholarly potential

 The scholarly significance of the project

 The applicant demonstrates knowledge of source materials related to the proposal

 The applicant clearly states her/his research question

 The American West is a central focus of the research project

Application materials should be submitted to Michelle Judd at michelle.judd@utah.eduor mailing address: Michelle Judd, University of Utah, American West Center, 1995 de Trobriand St., FD618C, Salt Lake City, UT  84113 by July 1st, 2017.

Last Updated: 5/15/17