Call for Applicants – Lillian Agnes Jones Scholarship

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Lillian Agnes Jones Scholarship

Whyte Museum of the Canadian Rockies

Application Deadline: 31 December 2023

In 2001, the Peter and Catharine Whyte Foundation/Whyte Museum of the Canadian Rockies received a bequest from the estate of Lillian Agnes Jones. Lillian Agnes Jones (1909 – 2000) was a cousin to Whyte Museum founder, Peter Whyte. Her mother, Elizabeth Jane, was Dave White’s sister. She and her husband Clifford Jones moved to Calgary in 1900. Their daughter, Lillian, was educated at the University of Alberta in Edmonton and University of Washington State, graduating in 1952 with a degree in Library Science. She was Head Librarian for Cal Standard Oil Company in Calgary and was a member of the University Women’s Club.

The Lillian Agnes Jones Scholarship was established “for study and research related to the history of Western Canada.” Initially administered as a graduate student scholarship through the University of Calgary, it was realigned in 2019 to be administered through the Whyte Museum, with an open call for scholarly residency proposals across Canada. This past year the scholarship was revamped.

The call for applications for the 2023/24 Lillian Agnes Jones Scholarship is now open. The theme for 2023/24 will accept topics based on the human and natural history of the environment in Western Canada. As in previous years, the focus of the scholarship will be to utilize our art and heritage collections, the archives and special collections, and resources of the Whyte Museum of the Canadian Rockies for a minimum of 80 hours of research, 20 of which must be completed in-person. Please see the provided website below for more details on product requirements. Up to two recipients may be awarded a scholarship of $6000 CAD each. The scholars will be responsible for their own transportation and accommodation costs.

Applications must include a submission checklist, project proposal, CV, writing sample, proposed timeline, and project budget. Two references will also be required to be submitted independently by the reference person. The deadline to apply to this year’s call for applications is December 31, 2023. Please submit your application to researchscholar [at]

Feature Image: “Whyte Museum of the Canadian Rockies” by Diannaa is licensed under CC BY-SA 3.0.

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