Applications are now being accepted for the first Tom and Dolores Bruce Historical Research Fellowship.
The fellowship will assist scholars, teachers, graduate students, documentary producers, and other researchers who use materials held by at least two of the following institutions: the Arkansas State Archives, the CALS Butler Center for Arkansas Studies, the Historical Research Center at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, and the University of Arkansas at Little Rock’s Center for Arkansas History and Culture. Possible outcomes include publications, media productions, web-based presentations, or curricular resources. Any topic relating to the state’s history is acceptable, but research in under-studied topics is encouraged. The award is to be used to help defray expenses, which can include reproduction of materials, travel, or lodging. Funded by an initial gift by Dr. Tom Bruce and matched by the Central Arkansas Library System, this award was renamed in 2017 to honor Dr. and Mrs. Bruce after Dr. Bruce’s death.
Applications must be received by May 15. Recipients will be notified by June 1 and will have until July 1 to accept or decline the award, at which point either the recipient will be announced or a runner-up will be notified.
For more information about this research fellowship download the application.