Society of Southwest Archivists

Dr. Hector P. Garcia Fellowship Announcement

  • 14 Feb 2022 8:25 AM
    Message # 12598447

    Dr. Hector P. Garcia Fellowship

    The Mary and Jeff Bell Library at Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi invites you to apply for the Dr. Hector P. Garcia Fellowship. One annual award of $1,000 will be made to encourage scholarly research using the Dr. Hector P. Garcia Papers. The Fellow will receive half of the award prior to commencing research and half upon completion of the stated expectations.

    Essential information about the Dr. Hector P. Garcia Papers may be found on the special collections website, including the finding aid that describes the papers, a digital exhibit that provides an overview of his life, and the digitized items from his papers that have been made available in the TAMU-CC Repository.

    The deadline for applications is March 10, 2022. The recipient will be notified by April 12, 2022.


    To receive the award the Fellow, or a proxy researcher engaged by the Fellow, will be required to conduct research in residence at TAMU-CC Special Collections and Archives. The Fellow also will be required to write a brief (maximum 1,000 words) overview of their research results, to submit a brief C.V. (3-5 pages), and to be interviewed about their Fellowship experience and outcomes for a web feature to be hosted and shared by the Mary and Jeff Bell Library.


    Faculty, graduate students, and independent researchers are eligible to apply for the Fellowship. Research visits to Special Collections and Archives must be scheduled between June 1 and December 15, 2022, in order to receive funding.

    To apply

    Please submit the following materials.

    cover letter including the dates of your anticipated residence in Special Collections and Archives and the specific relevance of the Dr. Hector P. Garcia papers to your research

    overview (1,000 words maximum) describing your research focus and the specific goals of your planned research during the Fellowship

    C.V. (brief; 3-5 pages)

    the dates of your anticipated residence in Special Collections and Archives

    one letter of reference indicating the significance of the proposed research; letters may be sent directly from the recommender or included in the application packet

    Application materials should be submitted electronically in PDF or Microsoft Word format.

    Please send questions and applications to

    A special thanks goes to the Dr. Hector P. Garcia Memorial Foundation for their generous support of the first two fellowship awards.

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