The Western History Association strives to be a congenial home for the study and teaching of all aspects of North American Wests, frontiers, homelands, and borderlands. It offers fellowships for graduate student research in these areas, including the:

  • Beverly Purrington/Richard White Western History Dissertation Prize ($500): Given to the best dissertation on the history of the North American West, in its varied aspects and broadest sense, defended and filed in the preceding calendar year.
  • Sara Jackson Graduate Student Award ($500): Supports graduate student research at the MA or PhD level. Preference will be given to African American or other students of color.
  • Walter Rundell Graduate Student Award ($1500): Supports dissertation research for doctoral candidates who have completed comprehensive examinations.
  • WHA-Huntington Library Martin Ridge Fellowship ($3500): Supports a month-long research fellowship in residence at The Huntington Library in San Marino, California.

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