Become a leader in this exciting trend of expanding the opportunities to engage wider audiences in historical reflection!

In December of 2018, the Center of the American West was awarded an $800,000 grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation for an Applied History training program tying historical understanding to real-world solutions for modern problems.

Through a series of courses, projects, networking events and summer programs, graduate students, postdoctoral students and faculty will combine their historical knowledge with practical skills. Under the guidance of mentors, participants will craft responses to recurring issues in the West, including wildfires, natural resource management and the challenges and opportunities facing native peoples.