Mary M. Hughes Research Fellowship in Texas History

2021 Mary M. Hughes Research Fellowship in Texas History


The Mary M. Hughes Research Fellowship in Texas History is awarded annually for the best research proposal on twentieth-century Texas history.

The proposal, which should be no longer than one page, should specify the purpose of the research, the need for the money, and a description of the end product (article, book, or exhibition). Please include a complete vita with the application. The award will be announced at the Association's Annual Meeting in March 2021. Judges may withhold the award at their discretion.

Individuals wishing to apply should submit an application form (and attach the proposal and a curriculum vita) by October 15, 2020. Only electronic copies submitted by the deadline will be considered.
If you have trouble submitting the application form electronically, please email us at: or call: (512) 471-2600.

The Mary M. Hughes Research Fellowship in Texas History was established in 1999 by the thirteen children of Mary M. Hughes, to celebrate their mother's eighty-ninth birthday and her fiftieth year in Texas. The award honors her great love of Texas and its history.

Past Recipients

2019 Andrew Baker
2018 Katherine Bynum
2017 Joel Zapata
2016 Tiffany J. Gonzalez
2015 Sarah Stanford McIntyre
2014 Thomas Kreneck
2013 Miguel A. Levario
2012 Ava Purkiss
2011 Thomas E. Alter
2010 Michael Botson
2009 Kevin Brady
2008 Gregg Andrews
2007 Heather Green Wooten
2006 Roberto Treviño
2005 George N. Green
2004 Bernadette Pruitt
2003 Jeri L. Reed
2002 Gregg Andrews
2001 Kathleen Lytle Hernandez
2000 Thomas Clarkin
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