Get paid to do research in Las Vegas

This is a big day for me–I get to announce a program that I’ve been looking forward to for a long time: at last, the Center for Gaming Research can offer research fellowships. That means that, if you are a qualified graduate student or professor, you can get $4,000 to spend a month studying in Las Vegas. As I posted it on

Fellows will spend one month doing research at UNLV Special Collections, which includes an unrivalled collection that spans the 17th to 21st centuries. Although primarily in English, the holdings include many texts in French, German, and Italian.

This, the largest gambling library in the world, includes manuscript collections, casino corporate archives, promotional and publicity files, and government publications. For more information on the collections see

What you get

* A $4,000 stipend to cover housing and expenses
* Desk space in the UNLV Special Collections Reading Room
* Use of a laptop computer

What you give

* One month’s residency in Las Vegas
* A public lecture relating to your research near the end of your residency
* Ultimately, a publication (article, chapter, or book) that showcases your research

Who’s eligible
Both faculty and graduate students are encouraged to apply. Applicants are expected to primarily represent the fields of history, English, sociology, criminal justice, and anthropology, though those from all disciplines with relevant research interests are encouraged to apply. Suggested fields of research include Las Vegas history, the history of gambling, and comparative studies of gambling in literature, history, and society.
Center for Gaming Research: Fellowships

To see the application details, click through to the announcement.

Spread the love