IHRC Announces 2011 Grant and Fellowship Deadlines

Grants in aid, the Michael G. Karni Scholarship and six fellowships are available for scholars conducting research in the IHRC's historical collections in the 2011-2012 school year. See Grants & Fellowships for deadlines or to learn about these funding opportunities.

Grants in Aid and the Karni Scholarship are available to external scholars traveling to the Center for research matched to the collections. The deadline for travel funding applications is June 1, 2011, for research to be conducted between mid July, 2011 and June 30, 2012.

The award committee will begin reviewing applications on May 1, 2011, and applicants may request early decisions in order to plan upcoming research.

Fellowships of one semester or more are available to University of Minnesota graduate students in non-professional school programs (formerly Graduate School students). Funding duration and amount varies by source. These fellowships include:

• American Latvian Association Graduate Fellowship in Latvian American Studies
• Francis Maria Fellowship in Arab American Studies
• Graduate Fellowship in Finnish American Studies
• Hildegard and Gustav Must Graduate Fellowship in Estonian American Studies
• James W. Nelson Graduate Fellowship in Immigration Studies
• UNICO National Graduate Fellowship in Italian American Studies

It is recommended that students interested in fellowships contact their respective departments in December 2010. Applications must be submitted to the IHRC Director by each student's academic department by February 15, 2011.

The IHRC will consider competitive applications with proposed research projects matched to IHRC archival or print collections for grants, scholarships and fellowships. Appropriate language capabilities should be noted in applications. Applications must be submitted in English.

Please read the requirements, timeline for research and purpose of each opportunity carefully when applying. Finding aids and other collection information are available online at www.ihrc.umn.edu. Applicants for grants in aid should request a consultation with archival staff to ensure that a proposed project matches well to the historical collections. Fellowship applicants must consult with the IHRC Program Director (Haven Hawley).