Attention: James H. Bradley Fellowship

Tuesday, February 09, 2021 8:00 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

The Montana Historical Society Research Center has announced the opening of applications for the 2021 James H. Bradley Fellowship.* This fellowship is open to graduate students, faculty, and/or independent scholars researching Montana history. Each fellowship includes a stipend of $3,000.

Each recipient is expected to be in residence conducting research for the equivalent of three weeks (approximately 90 hours) between June 1 and October 31. Fellows are expected to make use of the Montana Historical Society collections and to submit a written report upon completion of the research. Bradley Fellows also agree to submit an article based on the research for possible publication in the Society's quarterly journal, Montana The Magazine of Western History, within one year of their residency.

Award Criteria:

  • suitability of research to the Society's archival, library, photograph, or museum collections
  • applicant's education and research abilities (applicants must be currently enrolled in or have completed a master's program in history or a related field)
  • potential of the project to make a significant contribution to historical scholarship on Montana
  • potential of the project to produce an article-length publication

Application Requirements:

  • project proposal, not to exceed 3 double-spaced pages, including specific materials the applicant intends to consult
  • cover letter
  • 2-3 page resume
  • letter of recommendation

Applications must be sent electronically as one PDF document to no later than March 15. Announcement of awards will be made in early April. Questions about the fellowship should be directed to Roberta Gebhardt at

*Montana Historical Society employees and previous Bradley Fellows are not eligible to apply.

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!

Western History Association

University of Kansas | History Department

1445 Jayhawk Blvd. | 3650 Wescoe Hall

Lawrence, KS 66045 | 785-864-0860