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The Gunther Barth Fellowship

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Application deadline is the first Monday in February by 5 p.m.

Eligibility for Awards

The Gunther Barth Fellowship, established in memory of Gunther Barth, Professor of History, supports projects at The Bancroft Library by formally enrolled college and university students, regardless of academic degree sought.

Such projects will generally be in the area of nineteenth-century history of the North American West, with preference given to areas of special interest to Professor Barth: the environment, exploration, immigrants, urban history, cultural landscapes, and built environments (such as city or memorial parks).

Size of Awards

This fellowship is offered for short term research projects. Awards may be used to defray travel expenses, living expenses, or research costs.

How to Apply

All awards are made by The Bancroft Library Fellowship Committee. All applications and awards will be made within the framework of existing fellowship programs. The applicant will conduct the research project within one year of notification.

To apply for a Gunther Barth Fellowship, please see the Fellowships and Awards page for application instructions.

Past Gunther Barth Fellowship Recipients