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Visiting Scholars

The Bill Lane Center Fellowships for Scholars of the West invites letters of inquiry from scholars who would like to spend time in residence at the Center. All applicants must have a PhD and a current academic appointment at another institution.

Please refer to Stanford University's general eligibility rules before proceeding with an inquiry.

We welcome 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. Visiting scholars typically provide their own source of funding while visiting Stanford.

We also offer visiting scholar status to qualified applicants who bring their own funding and have projects on the American West that are particularly suited to research at the Center and Stanford University.

We accept letters of inquiry on a rolling basis. Interested scholars should send a letter of inquiry and CV, both in PDF form, westcenter [at] (subject: Visiting%20Scholar%20Inquiry) (to center staff).