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.
Interdisciplinary Studies Grant
Charles Redd Center for Western Studies at Brigham Young University
applications for its Visiting Scholar Program in Western Studies each
year. University faculty of all ranks, independent scholars, freelance
and other public intellectuals who are working on a significant article-
book-length study are eligible to apply for this position. The Visiting
may be in residence for two to four months during either the Fall
Semester (September–December) or the Winter Semester (January–April).
The Center will provide a stipend of $2,500
per month of residency, office space, a networked computer, campus
and activity privileges, and limited photocopying and printing. Upon
the Center will provide a part-time research assistant.
Visiting Scholars will enjoy library privileges including access to
BYU's extensive western and Mormon archival collections. Major western
collections at BYU include the papers of Zane Grey, Gertrude Bonnin
(Zitkala Sa), Elizabeth Custer, William Henry Jackson, Charles R.
Savage, Thomas F. O'Dea, Arthur Watkins, Reed Smoot, Wallace Bennett,
Walter Mason Camp, Earl A. Briningstool, Robert Spurrier Ellison, Finis
Ewing and the Utah Parks Company as well as over 50 overland trail
journals. Major Mormon collections include the papers of Newell K.
Whitney, Hyrum Smith, Emmeline Wells, Thomas and Elizabeth Kane, John
Steele, L. John Nuttall, J. Reuben Clark, Adam S. Bennion, David M.
Kennedy, Gustive O. Larson and Ernest L. Wilkinson as well as a rich
array of LDS missionary diaries.