The Charles Redd Center provides awards, fellowships, and grants in a variety of categories. To apply for an award, please click on the appropriate award title below. 


Annaley Naegle Redd Research Assistantships facilitate research on the American West by BYU faculty in any department. Grants of up to $12,000 enable faculty members to hire upper-division undergraduate or graduate students of their choice to work as research assistants on significant projects dealing with Western American studies. Rates of pay for research assistants should be commensurate with the wage scale for student assistants in the faculty member’s department. The term of employment for the research assistant is flexible. Preference will be given to applications that show clear benefits in terms of mentoring and acquisition of skills for students who are hired as research assistants. Assistants may be hired for a term, a semester or a year. 


 
The Annaley Naegle Redd Student Award in Women's History will be given each year to one undergraduate or graduate student doing research on women in the American West (west of the Mississippi River). It is named after Annaley Naegle Redd, a prominent southeastern Utah rancher and philanthropist and wife of Charles Redd. Awards may be used for any worthy project including preparation of seminar papers, theses, and dissertations. The award is a $1,500 grant to be used for research support (supplies, travel, etc.). The funds cannot be used for salary or capital equipment. Applicants not receiving the Annaley Naegle Redd Award will be considered for the Redd Center's other student grants ($1,500 maximum) if the study area is in the Idaho, Montana, Nevada, Arizona, New Mexico, Utah, Wyoming, or Colorado). Proposals in all areas of the humanities, arts, and social sciences are welcomed.

 
Fellowship awards of $1,000 - $3,500 will be made on an annual basis to students and scholars interested in pursuing research in Idaho, Montana, Nevada, Arizona, New Mexico, Utah, Wyoming, or Colorado in the Harold B. Lee Library L. Tom Perry Special Collections. Each award will fund up to one month's research in Special Collections. Award funds are to be used for research support, including travel and lodging expenses, but not as salary. The amount of the fellowship award will be determined by the research needs of the applicant. Awards are to be used for scholarly projects including preparation of seminar papers, theses, dissertations, monographs, and book length projects. Established in 1956, Special Collections has 14 full-time curators. Manuscript collections number more than 9,000; almost 1 million photographic images are held by the L. Tom Perry Special Collections, and more than 300,000 rare books are available for use, along with extensive manuscript materials documenting 19th and 20th century Western American history.


Since 1865, the Taylor and Dixon families have contributed to the economic development of Provo and Central Utah. Clarence Dixon Taylor, a representative of these families, through a life of diligence and frugality, has made possible the establishment of an endowment in memory of his father and mother, to foster and encourage research on Provo and Utah County history and economic development, including individuals, families, and institutions. With qualifications, this research could include Utah, Carbon, and Wasatch Counties. All nominations can encompass theses, books, papers, monographs, articles, symposiums, dramatic presentations, lectures, etc. and may be accepted from students and faculty of Brigham Young University or other institutions or other recognized scholars. Awards shall be allowed for only completed works and not for travel, living, or any other ongoing expense, and they shall be up to a maximum of $2,500 for major achievements.
 
The Charles Redd Center for Western Studies invites applications from individuals who are not connected to a college or university, and who are interested in researching or writing on some aspect of the American experience in Idaho, Montana, Nevada, Arizona, New Mexico, Utah, Wyoming, or Colorado. Both new and ongoing projects are eligible. Award funds are to be used for research support and not as a salary. The amount of the award will be determined by the research needs as indicated in the application, up to a maximum of $1,500.

 
The Charles Redd Center for Western Studies invites applications for research awards funded by the John Topham and Susan Redd Butler Research Endowment. The proposed research should illuminate some aspect of the American experience in Idaho, Montana, Nevada, Arizona, New Mexico, Utah, Wyoming, or Colorado. Applicants should be faculty members at BYU. Both new and ongoing projects are eligible. Award funds are to be used for research support and not as a salary. The amount of the award will be determined by the research needs as indicated in the application, up to a maximum of $3,000. Research may be conducted at any location.

 
The Charles Redd Center for Western Studies invites applications for research awards funded by the John Topham and Susan Redd Butler Research Endowment. The proposed research should illuminate some aspect of the American experience in Idaho, Montana, Nevada, Arizona, New Mexico, Utah, Wyoming, or Colorado. Applicants should be faculty members at an institution of higher learning. Both new and ongoing projects are eligible. Award funds are to be used for research support and not as a salary. The amount of the award will be determined by the research needs as indicated in the application, up to a maximum of $3,000. Research may be conducted at any location.
 

The Charles Redd Center for Western Studies invites applications from private or public organizations for its public programming award. Any organization that is planning a conference, museum exhibit, lecture series or similar public program is eligible to apply. The proposed program should illuminate some aspect of the American experience in Idaho, Montana, Nevada, Arizona, New Mexico, Utah, Wyoming, or Colorado. Advertising for the project should list the Charles Redd Center as a sponsor. Specific questions may be directed to the Center. The award carries a stipend of up to $3,000. The funds may be used for research or the actual costs of presenting the program and may also be used as a cash match for funding from a state or national humanities or arts council. New programs and special aspects of ongoing projects are eligible. The actual amount of money awarded will be determined by the needs as indicated in the application.

Please note that indirect costs are not eligible to be covered by this award. 
 

The Charles Redd Center gives grants of up to $3,000 to assist in the publication of scholarly studies on Idaho, Montana, Nevada, Arizona, New Mexico, Utah, Wyoming, or Colorado. The grant will be given to academic publishers to help offset the costs of publishing books and to lower the book's selling price. The book should have been accepted for publication by the press and be ready for publication. The Redd Center may honor authors whose books receive a publication grant with a public lecture and book signing at Brigham Young University. The Center will defray the author's travel and lodging expenses.

 
Charles Redd Center Senior Seminar/Capstone Project Awards will be given each year to BYU undergraduate students who are writing a paper on some aspect of Idaho, Montana, Nevada, Arizona, New Mexico, Utah, Wyoming, or Colorado. The award is up to $500 and can be used to cover gasoline, parking, copying, bus, and/or lodging expenses.

 
The Charles Redd Center for Western Studies invites applications from BYU upper division and graduate students for summer awards for research dealing with Idaho, Montana, Nevada, Arizona, New Mexico, Utah, Wyoming, or Colorado. Awards may be used for any worthy project including preparation of seminar papers, theses, and dissertations. The funds are to be used for research support (supplies, travel, etc.) and not as a salary or for capital equipment. The amount of money awarded will be determined by the research needs as indicated in the application, up to a maximum of $1,500. Research may be conducted at any location.

 
The Charles Redd Center for Western Studies invites applications from upper division and graduate students from any institution of higher learning for summer awards for research dealing with Idaho, Montana, Nevada, Arizona, New Mexico, Utah, Wyoming, or Colorado. Awards may be used for any worthy project including preparation of seminar papers, theses, and dissertations. The funds are to be used for research support (supplies, travel, etc.) and not as a salary or for capital equipment. The amount of money awarded will be determined by the research needs as indicated in the application, up to a maximum of $1,500. Research may be conducted at any location

 
The Charles Redd Center will provide funds for BYU departments to bring visiting lecturers in western studies to BYU. The Center provides up to a $300 stipend and reasonable travel costs, food and lodging. Applications are accepted at any time during the year.

 

The Charles Redd Center for Western Studies at Brigham Young University invites applications for its Visiting Scholar Program in Western Studies each academic year. University faculty of all ranks, independent scholars, freelance authors and other public intellectuals who are working on a significant article- or book-length study are eligible to apply for this position. The Visiting Scholar may be in residence for 2-4 months. The Center will provide a stipend of $2,500 per month for 2-4 months, office space, a networked computer, campus library and activity privileges, and limited photocopying and printing. Upon request, the Center will provide a part-time research assistant.

 

The Butler Young Scholar Award in Western Studies, sponsored by the Charles Redd Center for Western Studies, has been created to promote significant scholarship in Western American studies by junior faculty members. The award acknowledges outstanding academic promise, based upon a faculty member's record of research, teaching and citizenship. The Butler Award is funded from the John Topham and Susan Redd Butler Research Endowment which was established in 1986 through the instrumentality of Karl Butler. The award carries a $3,000 annual salary stipend and a $5,000 annual research support award, subject to all university financial policies, and with any capital equipment purchased from these funds becoming the property the university. Any unused funding may carry over for the duration of the award. Appointments are for three consecutive years and may not be renewed. Any accumulated funding not expended within three (3) years after the expiration of a Young Scholar Award will revert to the Charles Redd Center for reallocation. A faculty member should have been in a faculty position for at least three years, but not more than ten years since completing the terminal degree, and in a rank of Assistant or Associate Professor. The faculty member should be engaged in significant scholarship in Western American studies and is nominated by his/her department chair. If you are interested in being considered for this award, please contact your department chair and make arrangements for a complete nomination packet. Nominations will be accepted beginning Spring 2014, as Young Scholars have been appointed through that academic year.

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