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BYU center offering awards for research on Mtn. West

PROVO — The Charles Redd Center for Western Studies at Brigham Young University is offering special awards for research and education projects on the American experience in the Mountain West (Idaho, Montana, Wyoming, Nevada, Utah, Colorado, Arizona, and New Mexico). Applications for all awards must be postmarked by March 15. Electronic applications will not be accepted.

The awards include:

Independent Research and Creative Work — For individuals not connected to a college or university as a faculty member or student, and who are interested in researching or writing on some aspect of the Mountain West. The amount of the award will be determined by the research needs up to $1,500.

Public Programming Award — For any organization planning a conference, museum exhibit, lecture series or similar public program that illuminates some aspect of the American experience in the Mountain West. The award carries a stipend of up to $3,000.

Education Awards — The center invites applications from educators teaching grades K-12 who would like to develop course curriculum, fund classroom projects, or research some aspect of the American experience in the Mountain West. The amount of the award will be determined by need up to $1,000.

John Topham and Susan Redd Butler Faculty Research awards — Applicants should be faculty members at an institution of higher education. The proposed research should illuminate some aspect of the American experience in the Mountain West. The amount will be determined by need up to $3,000.

Applications should be submitted to the Charles Redd Center for Western Studies, 5443 HBLL, Brigham Young University, Provo, UT 84602. For more information call 801-422-4048.