Charles Redd Center Awards

The Charles Redd Center for Western Studies at BYU offers a number of awards each year, many of which are open to scholars from across the country:

Fellowship Award in Western American History
Provides up to $3,500 for scholars to come to BYU to use HBLL Library Special Collections.

Independent Research and Creative Work Award
Provides up to $1,500 to individuals who are not connected to a college or university as a faculty member or a student who are researching some aspect of the Intermountain West.

John Topham and Susan Redd Butler Off-Campus Faculty Research Award
Provides up to $3,000 to faculty members at any college, university, or academic institution. Research may be conducted at any location.

Publication Grant (Presses Only)
Provides up to $3,000 to presses to assist in the publication of scholarly books dealing with the Intermountain West. (Applications accepted and funds available at any time during the year.)

Summer Award for Upper Division and Graduate Students
Provides up to $1,500 for research support to college or university students, which can include theses and dissertations. Research may be conducted at any location.

Visiting Scholar Program
Provides funds for faculty, independent scholars, freelance authors and other public intellectuals for a 2-4 month in-residence program.

Young Scholar Award
Provides a $3,000 annual salary stipend and a $5,000 annual support award to Assistant or Associate professors (subject to other limitations) to promote significant scholarship in western American studies.

There are no religious restrictions on these awards. I received a Visiting Scholar award to facilitate my summer research on Brigham Young, which enabled me to not only use resources at BYU but also to spend considerable time at the LDS Church Archives in Salt Lake City (and several other repositories). Thus, anyone working in the field of Mormon History who needs to arrange time in Utah should consider applying for this grant. I found it extremely useful to have both library privileges and a summer office.

Deadlines for many of the awards are March 15.


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