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Scholarly Exploration: Floyd O’Neil Marriott Library Research Fellowship

The late Floyd O’Neil, former director of the American West Center.

Within the University of Utah’s academic domain lies the esteemed Special Collections Department of the J. Willard Marriott Library, housing original and rare resources with an emphasis on Utah and the American West. The annual Floyd O’Neil Marriott Library Research Fellowship, a $3,500 grant honoring Floyd A. O’Neil, fosters scholarly pursuits within Special Collections. Named after the former director of the American West Center, this fellowship facilitates scholarly exploration by granting access to the unique collections nestled within the Marriott Library Special Collections. It provides access to diverse materials, including manuscripts, multimedia, Western Americana, Rare Books, and Book Arts, enabling scholars to delve deeply into their inquiries.

How to Apply:

The Floyd O’Neil Marriott Library Research Fellowship welcomes applications from scholars of all backgrounds. Applications require a project proposal, budget, timeline, resume or CV, and references. Selection criteria prioritize research significance, potential scholarly contribution and utilization of Special Collections materials. Recipients delve into their research, culminating in a comprehensive report shared with the library’s archives upon completion.

Applications are due May 3, 2024. The Floyd O’Neil Marriott Library Research Fellowship stands as a testament to his legacy, guiding researchers as they navigate the past to illuminate new pathways in academia.

For further information and to submit your application, please visit the library website. Should you have any inquiries, please feel free to contact Mallory Seidlitz at

Deadline: May 3, 2024

Link to application