Clements Center Research Fellowships for the Study of Southwestern America

Funding Agency:
Southern Methodist University

The William P. Clements Center for Southwest Studies welcomes applications for its four residential research fellowships, which provide junior and senior scholars with an essential element for producing successful books: time. As Pauline Yu, former President of the American Council of Learned Societies, once explained: “Scholars need time to write. In the humanities the expression of the idea is the source of its power, and crafting that expression is essential to the process of research.”

Our residential fellowships are for a full academic year (nine months, typically coincidental with SMU’s academic calendar). Competition is open to Ph.D.-holding individuals in any field in the humanities or social sciences conducting research on Texas, the American Southwest (including California in all periods), or the U.S.-Mexico borderlands, as well as comparative projects with at least one foot in the region.

here are four fellowships available:

(1) The Bill & Rita Clements Senior Fellowship for the Study of Southwestern America carries a stipend of $65,000 and is funded by an anonymous donor in memory of Bill & Rita Clements.  This senior fellowship supports work on Texas, the Southwest, or the U.S.-Mexico borderlands by an established scholar developing a second (or third &c.) book.

(1) The David J. Weber Fellowship for the Study of Southwestern America carries a stipend of $50,000 and is funded by the late Bill & Rita Clements as well as an anonymous donor in memory of David J. Weber. This fellowship supports work on Texas, the Southwest, or the U.S.-Mexico borderlands by a scholar developing a first book.

(2) The Bill & Rita Clements Fellowships for the Study of Southwestern America carries a stipend of $50,000 and is funded by the late Bill & Rita Clements as well as the late Louis Beecherl. This fellowship supports work on Texas, the Southwest, or the U.S.-Mexico borderlands by two scholars developing first books.

Applications are due Monday, January 8, 2024.

Agency Website

Amount Description

 Full-year fellowships carry a stipend of $45,000, benefits where appropriate, a $3,000 allowance for research and travel expenses, and a publication subvention. 

Funding Type

Fellowship

Eligibility

Faculty
Junior Faculty

Category

Arts & Humanities
Social Sciences

External Deadline

January 8, 2024