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Immigration History Research Center Grants and Scholarships Announced

(Apr 11, 2012)

The Michael G. Karni Scholarship and the Grant in Aid Program support scholars traveling to conduct research in the historical collections at the University of Minnesota’s Immigration History Research Center (IHRC). Applications on the theme of immigrant communication will be given preference in 2012-2013. The application deadline is June 1, 2012.

Graduate students, independent scholars and faculty traveling to use the Center’s collections during the coming school year may apply. Detailed information is available at www.ihrc.umn.edu. Topics using any of the Center's collections can be proposed through the Grants in Aid program., which awards $500 or $1000 (for post-doctoral scholars). Post-doctoral funding is strongest in these areas: Estonian, Finnish, Greek, Italian, Latvian and Near Eastern. Grants in Aid may support research for academic publications, public history projects, interpretive treatments or performing arts exploring the broad theme of immigrant communication. A short list of collections/print materials to be studied and a plan for dissemination of research are required in the application. Post-doctoral scholars will provide research-in-progress talks while at the IHRC.

The IHRC holds one of the most important historical collections in the world of multi-ethnic immigrant experience and migration. Awards may be used for research at the IHRC between August 1, 2012 and June 30, 2013 . An individual can receive support from only one program in a year and customarily no more than two awards. Preferred categories reflect available funding. The Karni Scholarship and the Post-doctoral Grant in Aid provide up to $1,000 for a research residency of not less than two weeks (ten research days). Recipients will give a public presentation during the residency. Grant-in-Aid awards for up to $500 support a research residency at the IHRC of not less than one week (five research days). Presentation may be proposed in applications (optional). Graduate students, post-doctoral scholars, faculty, and independent scholars, in the U.S. or internationally, who live more than a day's drive from the Twin Cities.

Send application materials electronically by June 1, 2012, with the subject line “Visiting Scholar Funding” to ihrc@]umn.edu. Applications also may be sent to the following postal address, with postmark by June 1, 2012:
Visiting Scholar Funding
c/o Program Director, Immigration History Research Center
University of Minnesota
311 Elmer L. Andersen Library
222 - 21st Avenue South
Minneapolis, MN 55455
Questions about preparing the application should be sent to ihrc@umn.edu.
Visit the website at http://www.ihrc.umn.edu