Briscoe Center for American History -- Research Travel Award

Funding Agency:
University of Texas, Austin

The Briscoe Center for American History’s Research Travel Awards assist masters, doctoral, and post-doctoral students with costs associated with travel to Austin, Texas. Six awards of up to $1,000 each are available each year to assist students who need to conduct in-depth research in the holdings of the Briscoe Center and who reside outside of the Austin metropolitan area.

The Briscoe Center Travel Award Review Committee will assign successful applicants to one of the named awards described below:

The William and Madeline Welder Smith Travel Award

Established with a gift from the William and Madeline Welder Smith Foundation by Smith Foundation’s trustee, Mac McGee, who made the decision to place the gift with the Briscoe Center because of his previous experience working in the University archives in order to pay for college during the Great Depression.

The Julian W. Garrett Travel Award

Established in honor of Julian W. Garrett, who attended The University of Texas at Austin, where he played football under legendary coach, Dana X. Bible. During his football career at UT, he became one of the “immortal thirteen” in 1940 and was on the cover of Life Magazine with his teammates in 1941.

Deadline: April 30, 2024

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Funding Type



Grad/Prof Students
Post Doctoral Fellows


Arts & Humanities
Social Sciences

External Deadline

April 30, 2024