James Ingebretsen Memorial Travel Fellowship

This fellowship is sponsored by UO Libraries' Special Collections and University Archives at the University of Oregon. 


The James Ingebretsen Memorial Travel Fellowship encourages research within the conservative and libertarian manuscript collections at the University of Oregon Libraries. These significant holdings reflect the conservative movement in the last half of the twentieth century and the early twenty-first century. Papers include those of James Ingebretsen, Pedro Del Valle, Elgin Groseclose, Merwin Hart, Granville Knight, Robert LeFevre, Eugene Lyons, William Mullendore, Polly King Ruhtenberg, Marjorie Shearon, the Keith Stimely Collection on Revisionist History and Neo-Fascist Movements, among many others.

Fellowship Description

This award supports travel for the purpose of research on these papers housed in SCUA. These short-term research fellowships are open to undergraduates, master’s and doctoral students, postdoctoral scholars, college and university faculty at every rank, and independent scholars working in this field. In 2025, fellowships of $2,500 will be awarded to conduct research within these collections. The fellowship selection committee will include representatives from the UO Libraries Special Collections and University Archives (SCUA) and selected academic faculty. Fellows should be aware that, depending on their status and country of origin, the US government may consider their award taxable income. It is recommended that fellows familiarize themselves with their tax status and take necessary steps to plan for and pay any potential fees.

Fellows Will

  • Complete their research at the University of Oregon within a year of award notification;
  • Present a 30-45 minute, recorded lecture at a virtual speaker series hosted by SCUA, followed by a moderated Q&A;
  • Submit a copy of their final project or publication to SCUA;
  • Acknowledge the James Ingebretsen Memorial Travel Fellowship and its sponsor, UO Special Collections and University Archives, in all publications resulting from the research fellowship.

Access application here

  • A 1,000-word (maximum) proposal that describes the project for which these collections will be consulted, as well as the role that the applicant expects these collections will play in the project;
  • A curriculum vitae or resume;
  • Full contact information;
  • Full name of applicant must appear on each page of the application;
  • Two letters of recommendation (must be submitted separately to Emily Moore at mlemoore@uoregon.edu)

Fellows awarded funding will be notified by late March of the application year

Ingebretsen Fellows

  • 2021: (dual awards): Seth Cotlar and Josh Lappen
  • 2023: (dual awards): Micah Wright and Whitney MacIntosh
  • 2024: (multiple awards): Aaron Multon, Faith McGlothlin and Alex McPhee-Browne