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Fellowships, Scholarships & Grants

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Deadline submission varies. Check individual awards carefully for timeline.

Available for graduate students admitted to the University of Minnesota

IHRC Graduate Fellowships

IHRC Graduate Fellowships support students conducting research in specific portions of the IHRC Archive’s vast manuscript and print collections, providing $8,300 in stipend and up to $8,300 toward certain fees/tuition during each semester held. Language facility appropriate to proposed research and topic of study is required and fellows are expected to participate in the IHRC scholarly community. In addition to a stipend and fees allowance, a research cubicle equipped with computer, internet access, and printing capabilities is available at the IHRC for the duration of the fellowship period.

IHRC Graduate Fellowships are meant to supplement departmental funding packages that may include research or teaching assistantships in the departments in which students are enrolled. The fellowship is considered a 50% appointment. Students are not expected to hold a graduate research or teaching assistantship during the fellowship semester(s).

Eligibility: Both International and U.S. Citizen students are eligible. To be considered for this fellowship, candidates must:

  • be admitted to, or currently enrolled in, a Masters or PhD degree program in the Graduate School or a professional school in University of Minnesota;
  • have research interests related to the history and culture of the immigrant group documented in the ethnic collection that require research in the collections of the IHRC Archives ( )
  • have reading proficiency in languages required by research project. International students should consult TOEFL requirements (

If students have questions about their eligibility and to discuss possible research in the IHRC Archives collections, please have them contact IHRC Archivist Daniel Necas (

Students should contact his or her department directly to initiate the nomination process by February 1, 2014. Departments then determine which students to nominate. Departments may nominate only one student per award. Nomination packets must be received directly from the student’s department by March 1, 2014. Decisions will be made by March 31st and departments will be notified. Fellowship nomination forms may be found on the inidividual fellowships' webpages at:

Please note that the IHRC has graduate fellowships in Arab American, Estonian American, Finnish American, Italian American, and Latvian American studies awarded at varying intervals, but only two fellowships will be offered for 2014-2015 (Estonian and Latvian - 1 semester each).


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