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WILLIAM AND MADELINE WELDER SMITH RESEARCH TRAVEL AWARD -
Application Requirements

The Dolph Briscoe Center for American History at the University of Texas at Austin announces the 2015-2016 William and Madeline Welder Smith Research Travel Award. Five fellowships of up to $1,000.00 each will be given, and the aid may be used any time from September 1, 2015
to August 31, 2016.

Through the Smith Travel Award, the Briscoe Center for American History will assist masters, doctoral, and post-doctoral students with costs associated with travel to Austin, Texas. The award is intended for students who need to conduct in-depth research in the holdings of the Briscoe Center and who reside outside of the Austin metropolitan area.

Each applicant should mail a completed application form along with a copy of the applicant's curriculum vitae, and a 250–500 word summary of the applicant's research project. The summary should provide a research plan that includes details on collections the applicant expects to use. In addition, two letters of recommendation must be written and sent directly to the Briscoe Center by individuals suitably qualified to remark on the applicant's proposed research and academic performance. An application form for the William and Madeline Welder Smith Research Grant can be found on the Briscoe Center's website:

http://www.cah.utexas.edu/documents/research/smith_travel_2015.docx.

Applicants will not be considered for the award until all application components have been received. If a self-addressed, stamped postcard is included in the application, the Briscoe Center will provide notification that the application is complete. Applications must be postmarked by January 31, 2015. The Briscoe Center will announce the awards by letter by February 28, 2015.
Send all application materials to the following address:

The Dolph Briscoe Center for American History
The University of Texas at Austin
Attn: William and Madeline Welder Smith Research Travel Award
2300 Red River St. Stop D1100

Austin, Texas 78712-1426

Through stewardship, scholarship, and outreach, the Dolph Briscoe Center for American History increases knowledge and fosters exploration of our nation's past.

As a leading history research center, we collect, preserve, and make available documentary and material culture evidence encompassing key themes in Texas and U.S. history. Researchers, students, and the public mine our collections for a wide range of academic, professional, and personal uses. Our collections also inspire our own projects, including books, exhibits, programs, films, and educational materials. The Dolph Briscoe Center for American History is an organized research unit and public service component of The University of Texas at Austin.

The Research and Collections Division in Sid Richardson Hall is the Briscoe Center's main research facility and the repository for the vast majority of the Briscoe Center’s book, manuscript, map, newspaper, photographic, sound, and ephemera collections. Research collection strengths include: American South; Civil Rights and Social Justice; Congressional and Political; Energy and Natural Resources; Archives of American Mathematics; Military History; Music; News Media History; Photography; Texas History; Professional Touring Entertainment; University of Texas; and Western Americana.

For more information, contact the William and Madeline Welder Smith Travel Award, cah.reference@austin.utexas.edu

 

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