Purpose: Encourage research in the archives of the Minnesota Historical Society on elected government officials whose service in office improved the state and the opportunities of its citizens.
Eligibility: Applicants for a Mondale Research Fellowship must prepare a clearly written proposal of no more than 3 pages (or 750 words) for logical and important research on a consequential elected Minnesota government official and his or her contribution to the lives of Minnesotans. The proposal should identify specific archival collections and particular sets of records and discuss plans to attract broader public attention to the completed research - whether through a public presentation or publication.
Applications are welcome from students in high school, college, and graduate school as well as academic and non-academic researchers.
Awards: Winning proposals will be recognized as a Mondale Research Fellow and receive a financial award to support the proposed archival investigations based on established research record, QUALITY OF RESEARCH TOPIC PROPOSED, extent of time commitment, and availability of funds. The financial awards will normally range between $500 and $3,000.
Timeline and submission: Applications should be submitted by April 9, 2012 (Noon) via electronic mail to firstname.lastname@example.org - please note in the subject line "Mondale Research Fellowship." Each application should include the following: research proposal, name of applicant, U.S. Mail and email addresses, current position, highest level of education achieved to date, and a selected list of most significant previous research projects or publications.
Review process: All applications will be evaluated by a review committee of Lawrence R. Jacobs (Professor, Humphrey School of Public Affairs) and David Hage (Star Tribune).