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The Texas Collection offers fellowships to scholars pursuing significant research and advanced studies in the area of Texas history, culture, and literature. The research must be completed at The Texas Collection with a final report made to the director of The Texas Collection within six months of completing the fellowship.

Applicants for any of the fellowships must provide:
1. letter of application with a clear statement of purpose
2. an abstract of their research with a title and how The Texas Collection will support their research
3. a current resume
4. the expected outcome of their research

Applications should be emailed to Jeff Pirtle, Director of The Texas Collection.

Burney Parker Research Fellowship

The Burney Parker Research Fellowship is awarded annually to a visiting scholar to promote the study of Texas history. It provides up to $1,500 to help defray travel and research expenses. The fellowship was established by John E. and Richelle L. Parker of Canyon Lake, Texas, to honor Burney Parker, an avid Texas historian and father of John Parker.

Hillman Research Fellowship

The Hillman Research fellowship was established by Jimmye S. and Helen Smith Hillman of Tucson, Arizona, to promote research of Baptist missions and educational institutions in Latin America utilizing collections deposited in The Texas Collection. The Hillman Research Fellowship provides up to $1,000 to help defray travel and research expenses. More than one fellowship per year may be awarded.
Note: In addition to standard proposal requirements information, applicant proposals should describe the methodology to utilize Latin American archival holdings of The Texas Collection.

Wardlaw Fellowship Fund for Texas Studies

The Wardlaw Fellowship Fund for Texas Studies was established by William and Kathleen Wardlaw of Waco, Texas to promote and extend research on the history, culture and literature of Texas. The Wardlaw Fellowship Fund will provide up to $1,500 per year to a visiting scholar or researcher who wishes to use the holdings of The Texas Collection. The fund may be used to cover the cost of travel, housing expenses, or for other research expenses. More than one fellowship per year may be awarded.

Special Collections Teaching Fellowships

Each year, the Baylor Libraries offer teaching fellowships to support excellence in teaching and learning and provide opportunities for original research by encouraging the use of rare books, archives, and other special collections materials in Baylor graduate and undergraduate curricula. Applications not currently being accepted.

University Libraries

One Bear Place #97148
Waco, TX 76798-7148

(254) 710-6702