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The Helmerich Center for American Research will offer five Duane H. King short-term fellowships for the 2023-24 academic year. Fellowships are available for pre-and post-doctoral research or independent research with a stipend of $2,500 for United States residents and $3,000 for international residents from May 2023-May 2024. The length of the research visits are between two weeks and one month. Individuals who live within 70 miles of the center and who are not employed by The University of Tulsa are eligible to apply for one-month fellowships, with a stipend of $1,000.

Fellows are expected to be active researchers in regular residence at the center, and they are encouraged to participate in the intellectual life of the center and The University of Tulsa. A brief report will be due within 30 days of completion of the fellowship, and a copy of any publications resulting from the research should also be sent to the center.

Application deadline: March 31, 2023

To apply, please submit the following materials via Interfolio:

  • A narrative description in English of the proposed project, including an explanation of its significance, progress on the project, and specific materials to be consulted at the center (and, if applicable, McFarlin Special Collections) and plan for completion of the work while in residence. This document should not exceed 1500 words.
  • A curriculum vitae, not to exceed 3 pages.
  • Two letters of reference

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The University of Tulsa seeks to recruit and retain talented students, faculty and staff from diverse backgrounds.  The University of Tulsa is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer and encourages qualified candidates across all group demographics to apply.  The University does not discriminate on the basis of personal status or group characteristic including, but not limited to race, color, religion, national or ethnic origin, age, sex, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic information, ancestry, or marital status.

Meet our Research Fellows:

Michelle M. Martin, Ph.D. Candidate, University of New Mexico
Research Project: Dark Taboo: Kate and Douglas Bemo, Interracial Marriage, and Power in the Indian Territory, 1870-1898
In Residence: June 10, 2019-June 21, 2019

Morgan Brittain, GTA, University of Iowa (C.M. Russell Fellowship)
Research Project: The Boat as Motif, Matrix, and Method in the Work of Charles Marion Russell
In Residence: May 20, 2019-June 21, 2019

Matthew Dougherty, Ph.D., Flora Jane Baker Postdoctoral Fellow, Queens University-Toronto
Research Project: Land of the Jewish Indians
In Residence: July 15, 2019-July 26, 2019