Western Libraries now accepting applications for the 2020 James W. Scott Fellowships

  • Kendra Howard-Smith, the 2016 James W. Scott Fellow
    Kendra Howard-Smith, the 2016 James W. Scott Fellow

Western Libraries is currently accepting applications for the James W. Scott Regional Research Fellowship. Applications are accepted from individuals in doctoral programs as well as individuals who have finished the Ph.D.

The James W. Scott Regional Research Fellowships promote awareness and innovative use of archival collections at Western Washington University, and seek to forward scholarly understandings of the Pacific Northwest.

Fellowship funds are awarded in honor of the late Dr. James W. Scott, a noted scholar of the Pacific Northwest region and a founder and first Director of the Center for Pacific Northwest Studies (CPNWS).

Up to $1000 funding is offered in 2020 to support significant research using archival resources at Western. Successful applicants are expected to spend approximately one week examining CPNWS holdings, and will be asked to give a presentation about some aspect of their research during the course of their scheduled visit.

Applications for the award will be reviewed after Jan. 31, 2020. Applications must be submitted by email to Ruth.Steele@wwu.edu (please include “Scott Fellowship Application” in the subject line), and include:

  • Cover letter
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Research plan outlining on-site use of CPNWS holdings and proposed presentation topic
  • Two letters of recommendation.


Detailed guides to archival collections at CPNWS can be accessed and searched at: https://library.wwu.edu/hr/cpnws. For more information about collections or the application process, please contact Ruth Steele at Ruth.Steele@wwu.edu or (360) 650-7747. Funds will be awarded after a Fellow(s) has conducted research at CPNWS and delivered their presentation.

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