Friday, January 6, 2012

Fellowship - Montana Historical Society

The Montana Historical Society Research Center is pleased to announce the availability of the 2012 James H. Bradley Fellowship. This fellowship is awarded annually to two graduate students, faculty, and/or independent scholars pursuing research on Montana history. Each Fellowship includes a stipend of $2,500.

The recipients of the fellowship are expected to be in residence at the MHS, conducting research for the equivalent of four weeks between the date of the award and October 31, 2012. Fellows are expected to make use of the MHS's 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 MHS’ quarterly journal, Montana The Magazine of Western History, within one year of their residency.

Fellowship applications are evaluated based upon the following criteria
• suitability of research to the MHS' archival, library, photograph or museum collections ,
• applicant's experience and training,
• potential of the project to make a significant contribution to historical scholarship on Montana, and
• potential of the project to produce an article-length publication.

Applications must include a cover letter, a project proposal not to exceed three double-spaced pages, a 2-3 page resume, and at least one letter of recommendation. The proposal should indicate what specific material in the MHS collections the applicant intends to consult. Montana Historical Society employees and previous Bradley Fellows are not eligible to apply. Applications must be postmarked no later than March 1, 2012 and sent to the:
Bradley Selection Committee
Montana Historical Society
PO Box 201201
Helena, MT 59620-1201
Applications can also be submitted via email to Emailed applications must be received by March 1, 2012.

Announcement of the award will be made in early April.

For more information about the James H. Bradley Fellowship or the Montana Historical Society and its collections see: or contact MHS staff at