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CSAW Research Support Program

This program seeks to encourage Western American Scholarship by developing collections at Cornette Library and Panhandle-Plains Historical Museum along with providing grants for faculty and students of WTAMU and other institutions. CSAW aims to assist in finding venues for research publication, also including the Panhandle-Plains Historical Review.

CSAW Research Grants for Western American Studies

NEW! Internal Grant Opportunity for Summer 2020 -- Deadline May 1, 2020

We are hereby calling for proposals for research projects that:

  1. are broadly related to the study of the American West from any disciplinary perspective
  2. require funding for books & research materials and/or summer salary replacement

These grants are open to all WTAMU faculty and students, as well as staff, including PPHM employees. We would be grateful if you would encourage students, particularly, to take advantage of this summer money opportunity.

Proposals with budgets of $250 to $1,000 are encouraged, including a maximum of $750 for summer salary replacement.

Summer 2020 CSAW Internal Grant Application 


Deadline for Spring 2020 Grants has been extended to May 1, 2020.

CSAW’s mission is to promote the study of the American West as both a region culturally unique and as a product of broad historical forces.  As such, CSAW offers Research Grants in Western American Studies for faculty and staff from West Texas A&M University and the Panhandle-Plains Historical Museum, WTAMU Graduate and Undergraduate students, and scholars from other institutions who would benefit from the use of WTAMU and PPHM archives. Through these research grants, CSAW seeks to promote and develop interdisciplinary scholarship, graduate and undergraduate education, and public outreach in relation to the American West.

Grants up to $2,000 are available depending on the applicant’s research topic and need.  In addition to the monetary assistance, outside scholars who utilize WTAMU and PPHM’s archives will receive support from CSAW staff and interns with arrangements for their stay in Canyon.

CSAW's grants are competitive and open to researchers in all disciplines, as long as the research focuses on the American West. 

Applications as well as forms for grant recipients can be accessed by the links below.   

Forms: