Buffalo Bill Center of the West in Cody, Wyoming, invites proposals for its 2014 – 2015 Resident Fellowship Program. Fellowships are intended to fund research advancing knowledge, understanding, and passion about the extraordinary cultural and natural heritage of the American West. Fellows will be granted a stipend based on their submitted budget and the availability of funding, not to exceed $5,000. Fellows may conduct archival and artifactual research among the collections of the Center: McCracken Research Library, the Buffalo Bill Museum, the Whitney Western Art Museum, the Plains Indian Museum, the Cody Firearms Museum, and the Draper Natural History Museum. Fellows may also pursue field research in association with ongoing studies conducted by Center curatorial staff in the Greater Yellowstone region. Research and collection strengths at the Center include: western art and art history; Plains Indian art and cultures; Greater Yellowstone ecology and conservation; firearms history and technology; and history of the American West, especially the life and times of William F. “Buffalo Bill” Cody. Special consideration will be given to proposals that incorporate an interdisciplinary approach to studying the American West. Projects must be relevant to the Center’s mission and tied to its resources and/or expertise. Applicants are strongly encouraged to contact Center staff in their area(s) of interest to determine the availability of resources and discuss their proposed research project. Fellowships require at least one-week residency or more, depending on the parameters of the Fellow’s research needs. The period of residency must be completed between June 9, 2014, and May 31, 2015. Application deadline: May 16, 2014. For more information, please visit the Center’s website, http://centerofthewest.org, or contact Dr. John C. Rumm, Director of the Curatorial Division, firstname.lastname@example.org or 307-578-4050.
John C. Rumm, Ph.D.
Director, Curatorial Division and Curator of Public History
Buffalo Bill Center of the West
720 Sheridan Avenue, Cody, WY 82414
Phone: (307) 578-4050
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