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University of Minnesota Libraries Announces Funding Opportunities for Archival Research

Tuesday, March 29, 2016   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Shannon K. Larson
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The University of Minnesota Libraries is pleased to announce the availability of two funding opportunities, for use of the Immigration History Research Center Archives, the Kautz Family YMCA Archives, and the Social Welfare History Archives, all at the University of Minnesota. 
 
Clarke Chambers Travel Fellowships:
 
Announcing the Clarke Chambers Travel Fellowships for research in historical collections at the Social Welfare History Archives or the Kautz Family YMCA Archives
 
Applications must be emailed or post marked by April 15, 2016.
 
Preference is given to dissertation writers and early-career scholars. U.S. and international scholars are invited to apply. Travel fellowship funds may be used for transportation, lodging, meals, and scanning archival documents. Applications should include a vita, a brief research proposal that identifies source materials to be used at the Social Welfare History Archives or YMCA Archives, an estimated travel budget (itemizing expenses up to $800), and not more than two reference letters. 
 
Inquiries and applications should be directed to Linnea Anderson at the Social Welfare History Archives (viaande3748@umn.edu). 
 
The Immigration History Research Center Archives (IHRCA) Grant-in-Aid Awards:
 
Applications are now being accepted for this award in support of a research visit of 5 days or more at the Immigration History Research Center Archives. Four awards of $1,000 are typically granted, and these are open to scholars of all levels, including students and independent scholars.
 
Applications must be emailed or post marked by June 1, 2016.
 
Funds may be used for transportation, lodging, or meals. Applications should include a curriculum vitae, an application letter of approximately two pages including estimated dates of residency, description of research project, collections to be consulted, contact information for two references, and estimated budget. Details are available at https://www.lib.umn.edu/ihrca/grant-aid-award
 
Inquiries and applications should be directed to ihrca@umn.edu, attn: Grant-in-Aid.

 



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