The Minnesota Historical Society is pleased to announce the second round of Legacy Research Fellowships. Applications are due October 1, 2014, with Fellowship research to begin January 1, 2015. Awards of $1,000 or $5,000 are available to successful applicants.
The competitive fellowship is designed to support research on Minnesota history that is conducted at the Gale Family Library at the Minnesota History Center. Fellows will work at the library and interact with MNHS staff.
The fellowship is open to any post-college Minnesota scholar who is engaged in Minnesota-related scholarship that draws on Gale Family Library resources and adds to the body of knowledge and interpretation of pre- and post-statehood history. Independent scholars and scholars–including graduate students–not eligible for funding through employment at academic institutions are especially encouraged to apply.
Among the criteria for a successful application is the project’s potential to educate and engage the public and scholarly audiences about Minnesota history and cultural heritage.
For more information, visit the Legacy Research Fellowships website at http://sites.mnhs.org/library/legacy-research-fellowships. The Legacy Research Fellowship is made possible by the Legacy Amendment’s Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund through the vote of Minnesotans on Nov. 4, 2008.