Elmer L. Andersen Research Scholars Program

The Elmer L. Andersen Research Scholars Program supports scholarly research projects using materials from the U Libraries' rare and special collections. Deadline to submit an application: September 30, 2010.

Named for former governor and University of Minnesota regent Elmer L. Andersen, the new program honors the Governor's passion for collecting and for expanding the use of the collections. The Research Scholars program is available to scholars including faculty, graduate, postgraduate, and independent researchers using the collections in the Department of Archives and Special Collections. This program is not available to currently enrolled University of Minnesota graduate or undergraduate students.

The program will provide annual support for up to two research projects that require use of one or more of the collections. Awards range from $500 to $2,000 and provide funds for travel, housing and other research related costs. The final research product (e.g., journal article, documentary film) must acknowledge the U Libraries' support and be deposited with the University Libraries.

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