Dear WLAers:

Here is a research grant opportunity that might be of interest.

Alex Hunt

CSAW Research Support Program (for full details:

This program aims to invest in Western American Scholarship by developing collections at Cornette Library and Panhandle Plains Historical Museum along with providing grants for faculty and students of WTAMU and other institutions. CSAW aims to assist in finding venues for research publication, also including the Panhandle-Plains Historical Review.

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CSAW’s mission is to promote the study of the American West as both a region culturally unique and as a product of broad historical forces.  As such, CSAW is offering Research Grants in Western American Studies for faculty and staff from West Texas A&M University and the Panhandle-Plains Historical Museum, WTAMU Graduate and Undergraduate students, and scholars from other institutions who would benefit from the use of WTAMU and PPHM archives. Through these research grants, CSAW seeks to promote and develop interdisciplinary scholarship, graduate and undergraduate education, and public outreach in relation to the American West.

Grants up to $2,000 are available depending on the applicant’s research topic and need.  In addition to the monetary assistance, outside scholars who utilize WTAMU and PPHM’s archives will receive support from CSAW staff and interns with arrangements for their stay in Canyon

CSAW's grants are competitive and open to researchers in all disciplines, as long as the research focuses on the American West.  Applications are due April 1, 2017 and can be accessed by the links below.  

Alex Hunt, PhD
Professor of English
Haley Professor of Western Studies
Editor, Panhandle-Plains Historical Review
Department of English, Philosophy, and Modern Languages
Box 60908
West Texas A&M University
Canyon, TX 79016
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