Fellowships at the Bill Lane Center for the American West

The Bill Lane Center for the American West offers a range of fellowships for students, scholars and writers. Fellows at the Center can pursue research goals or work on material for publication in the academic or popular press. For more information on our fellowships, please see the pages below.

Thomas D. Dee II Graduate Fellowship

One year of support for a Stanford University student in Humanities & Sciences conducting dissertation research about the North American West. Preference will be given to a student who will be in residence in the Stanford area during the fellowship year and who will complete the PhD no later than summer quarter. The fellowship provides TGR fees and a living stipend, both for three quarters. This support is incremental to department funding.

a postdoctoral student looks at a map

Photo by L.A. Cicero

Postdoctoral Fellowships

One-year and two-year postdoctoral fellowships in the study of the North American West. Recent PhDs in all disciplines of the humanities and sciences whose research concerns the Western United States, Western Canada, Mexico, and the Pacific World are eligible.

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Visiting Scholars Program

The Bill Lane Center Fellowships for Scholars of the West support scholars whose work intersects with the mission and programs of the Center, who can contribute to the scholarly community at the Center, and who can advantageously use time at Stanford to advance their own scholarly projects.

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Media Fellowships

Our Western Journalism and Media Fellowships provide opportunities for journalists working in all kinds of media — newspapers, magazines, radio, television, online, multimedia, video, film, data visualization, mapping and books — to visit Stanford and interact with researchers, scholars, and students, while developing or working on a project of their own designs to spur new coverage and understanding of the American West.