Karni Scholarship Offers Support for Finnish-American Collection Research

The Michael G. Karni Scholarship provides up to $850 to support IHRC research about Finnish-American experience. The deadline for the 2010 funding cycle is November 1, 2009.

The IHRC offers extensive holdings related to Finnish-American identity, from publishing and music to family history and literary contributions. The Karni Scholarship provides up to $850 to a scholar visiting the IHRC for a minimum of 10 days (two weeks) and using collections on site. The award may be used for research between January 1 and December 31, 2010.

Applicants are encouraged to consult the IHRC's online holdings information at www.ihrc.umn.edu to learn about the Center's many research collections and to contact IHRC collections staff to verify the appropriateness of materials to a proposed topic.

Two recommendations, a brief estimate of expenses, and a concise statement of the applicant's publication plan or artistic project are required. Application materials will be evaluated on how closely they match selection criteria and qualifications listed at <http://www.ihrc.umn.edu/educators/pdf/Karnischolarship.pdf>.

For inquiries about the application process, please contact IHRC Program Director Haven Hawley at ehh@umn.edu.

The IHRC also offers grants in aid to visiting researchers and fellowships to University of Minnesota graduate students to support research in the Center's collections, with deadlines throughout the year. For more information about IHRC grants, fellowships and other funding opportunities, including the Michael G. Karni Scholarship, please see "Grants and Fellowships" under the For Educator and Students page on the IHRC website.