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American Heritage Center -- Funding Opportunities

Friday, January 05, 2024 1:36 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

Fuel Your Research: AHC Funding Opportunities


The American Heritage Center (AHC) at the University of Wyoming offers several funding opportunities to support research using its collections, which cover a wide range of topics related to the American West, environment and conservation, military history, transportation history, the entertainment industry, and more.


Alan K. Simpson Fellowship

  • Offers scholars at all career levels a $3,000 stipend for 20 days of research at the AHC on western political history.


Bernard L. Majewski Research Fellowship

  • Provides scholars at any stage funding through a $3,000 stipend for 20 days of AHC-based research on economic geology history.


Women in Public Life Fellowship

  • Supports scholars across disciplines with a $3,000 stipend for 20 days of women’s history research at the AHC.


Peter K. Simpson Fellowship on the American West

  • Open to emerging scholars and seasoned researchers for research at both the AHC and Buffalo Bill Center of the West (Cody, WY), includes an $8,000 stipend.


Travel Grants

  • Offer funding up to $750 for scholars at any career phase to travel to the AHC to use its collections.


The application deadline for all opportunities is March 31, 2024. Complete application details can be found on the AHC website at You may also contact AHC Archivist Leslie Waggener at or 307-766-2557.

Western History Association

University of Kansas | History Department

1445 Jayhawk Blvd. | 3650 Wescoe Hall

Lawrence, KS 66045 | 785-864-0860 

The WHA is located in the Department of History at the University of Kansas. The WHA is grateful to KU's History Department and the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences for their generous support!