Promoting New Scholarship
Each year, the Buffalo Bill Center of the West offers a limited number of research stipends for promising and established visiting western scholars in our fellowship program. Scholars research, write, and develop ideas and manuscripts that expand the horizon of western studies. Fellows may pursue field research in the Cody area (i.e., the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem or the Big Horn Basin and Mountains), work in the collections of the McCracken Research Library, or with one of our five museums.
If scholars wish to apply for more than one of our Fellowships, they must submit separate applications for each.
The Center of the West plans to host fellows in 2021; however, with the often-changing COVID-19 situation, we cannot guarantee the program will continue as intended. Please continue to check this page for COVID-19 updates. The Center is not responsible for fees associated with canceled lodging, or airline change fees or cancellations due to changes in our ability to host Fellowship participants.
NOTE: The submission deadline for this year’s Resident Fellowships was March 31, 2021. Thank you to all who submitted proposals.
Call for Proposals for our 2021 – 2022 Resident Fellowships
Buffalo Bill Center of the West in Cody, Wyoming, invited proposals for its 2021–2022 Resident Fellowship Program through March 31. Fellowships are intended to fund research advancing knowledge, understanding, and passion about the extraordinary cultural and natural heritage of the American West and its timeless and global relevance. Fellows will be granted a stipend of $5000. Fellowships require at least one-week of residency or more, dependent upon the parameters of the Fellow’s research needs. The period of residency must be completed between June 1, 2021, and May 31, 2022. Click the link below to view the full Call for Proposals and details on the submission requirements.
Call for Proposals for our A.P. Proctor Fellowship
In addition to our Resident Fellowships, the Center of the West sought proposals for the 2021–2022 Alexander Phimister Proctor Fellowship, generously funded by the Alexander Phimister Proctor Foundation. This fellowship is intended to fund research topics related to sculptor Alexander Phimister Proctor (1860–1950) and drawing on the Center of the West’s extensive collection of material related to the artist. Click the link below to view the full Call for Proposals and details on the submission requirements.
The submission deadline for this year’s Resident Fellowships was March 31, 2021.