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TSLAC Research Fellowship in Texas History

Wednesday, March 27, 2024 12:38 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)


The Texas State Library and Archives Commission (TSLAC) offers each year the Research Fellowship in Texas History for the best research proposal utilizing collections of the State Archives in Austin or the Sam Houston Regional Library and Research Center in Liberty, Texas. Research topics should be significant to Texas history, with preference given to fresh areas of study and/or under-sourced archival collections. Interested researchers may search the library catalog and explore descriptive guides and finding aids online at the links below. Finding aids represent a portion of the collections available for research at TSLAC. Applicants may contact for more information about collections.

Descriptive Guides

Fellowship Award

Funded by the Texas Library and Archives Foundation, the fellowship awards recipients a $2000 stipend for research support. The stipend is subject to the following award and payment requirements:

  • Research must take place between May 15 and December 6, 2024.
  • Fellows are required to make a presentation of the results of their research at a TSLAC event within 12 months of the award. 
  • Awarded funds are payable upon presentation of applicable receipts.  
  • Applications must be received by March 31,2024.


TSLAC Research Fellowship in Texas History application form (PDF)
Please complete the application form and submit together via email with the project description and curriculum vitae by March 31, 2024

Project Description: 
Applicants will submit a detailed project description of proposed study, research, or project in a maximum of 1,500 words. The application should address the following elements:

  • A statement that outlines the major question, problem or themes being explored. 
  • Methodology, estimated timeline, and relevant collections to be consulted.
  • How this proposal intersects with applicant’s work and area of expertise.
  • Discussion of how this study, project, creation, or research will contribute to a greater understanding of Texas history.
  • Description of how this study, project, and new knowledge or expression will be disseminated, such as: plans for publication, lectures, exhibitions, teaching, etc.
  • Estimated resources and funds that are needed to complete the final project.

Send an email with attached application form, project description, and curriculum vitae to

March 31,2024

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!