We are no longer taking applications for WHQ Editorial Fellowships at Utah State University.

Department of History
Graduate Student Fellowships at the
Western Historical Quarterly

Western Historical Quarterly Graduate Fellowship 2016-­-2017 Announcement


The University of Oklahoma is delighted to announce two new 2-­year editorial fellowships at the new home of the Western Historical Quarterly. For either MA or PhD students, the first fellowship will be offered in 2016-­2017. In addition to excellent training in writing and editing, fellows will be immersed in the scholarship of the broadest possible North American West, including the newest work in a dynamic field. Fellows will work closely with OU faculty to publish a traditional journal as well as new digital content.


The generous fellowship includes each year:

1)  Cost of in or out-­of-state tuition

2)  11 months of graduate stipend at $1400 per month           $15, 400

3)  Enhanced Fellowship              (for PhD students)                     $5,000

(For MA Students )                         $2,500

4)  Funds to support travel to annual WHA meeting                     $1,429


Duties at the Western Historical Quarterly (WHQ) include 20 hours a week, beginning in August 2016. The editorial fellows will 1) assist the editor in selecting, preparing, and copyediting manuscripts; 2) assist in all facets of the book review process; and 3) help develop and manage digital content for the journal. The fellowship may be retained for a second year (2016-­17) depending upon satisfactory progress toward the degree and acceptable completion of editorial assignments. During the summer of 2017, the editorial fellow will work 20 hours a week at the WHQ, leaving ample time for research.


All applicants must apply for admission to the MA or PhD program at OU. Applications require a statement of purpose and if applicants are interested in this fellowship, they should include in that statement a paragraph that addresses their preparation to work for a scholarly journal focusing on all aspects of the North American West. Applications must be submitted to http://history.ou.edu/graduate-program by December 1, 2015. Applicants will be notified by early 2016.


Contact Anne Hyde (Editor, WHQ) anne.hyde@ou.edu or Judith Lewis (Director of Graduate Studies, OU) Judith.S.Lewis-1@ou.edu for more information.