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2014-2015 IHRC Archives Grants in Aid Program for US and International Citizens in USA

The Immigration History Research Center is offering research grants for travel to the IHRCA for research in any IHRCA collection for 2014/2015 academic year. Grants of up to $500 are awarded for graduate students, independent and other scholars traveling to conduct research for at least one week (five research days) at the IHRC Archives. The postdoctoral Grant In Aid of $1,000 supports a two-week residency (ten research days) while conducting research in the collections. The awards must be used between August 1, 2014, and June 30, 2015.

About Scholarship: The Immigration History Research Center Archives (IHRCA) offers Grants In Aid awards of up to $500 to assist graduate students, independent and other scholars traveling to conduct research for at least one week (five research days) at the IHRC Archives. The deadline for applications for 2014-2015 awards is June 1, 2014.Post-doctoral scholars are also eligible to apply for additional funding for a maximum award of $1,000. The post-doctoral Grant in Aid supports a two-week residency (ten research days) while conducting research in the collections. Those applying for the post-doctoral Grant In Aid must clearly indicate their qualifications for the award in a letter of application. The deadline for post-doctoral Grants in Aid also is June 1, 2014.

Study: Grants are awarded for travel to the IHRCA for research in any IHRCA collection.
Course Level: Grants are available for graduate students, independent and other scholars traveling to conduct research for at least one week (five research days) at the IHRC Archives. The postdoctoral Grant In Aid supports a two-week residency (ten research days) while conducting research in the collections.
Scholarship Provider: The Immigration History Research Center
Scholarship can be taken at: USA

Eligibility: 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 and who need to do research in the IHRCA collections.

Scholarship Open for: US and international applicants can apply for these research grants.

Duration: These research grants are available for 2014-2015 academic year and must be used between August 1, 2014, and June 30, 2015. Grants will be awarded to conduct research for at least one week (five research days). These grants support a two-week residency (ten research days) for postdoctoral scholars.

Value: Awards for 2014-2015 are available for travel to the IHRCA for research in any IHRCA collection and must be used between August 1, 2014, and June 30, 2015. In planning a visit, note that the Immigration History Research Center Archives will be closed on the last week of December. Awards may be made for up to $500 to assist with travel and research-related expenses associated with a research residency at the IHRCA of not less than one week (5 research days). Postdoctoral scholars may seek and be awarded an additional amount of up to $500 (to total a maximum award of up to $1,000) to assist with travel and research-related expenses associated with a research residency at the IHRCA of not less than two weeks (10 research days). Applications requesting less than $500 (or $1,000) will receive equal consideration.

Selection Criteria:
-Demonstrated connection between research needs and specific collections at the IHRCA
-Language proficiency (for projects requiring sources in languages other than English)
-Preference for newer scholars (and graduate students), international scholars, and the use of the following collections: Czech/Slovak, Estonian, Finnish, Greek, Italian, Latvian, Polish, and Refugee-Related Materials.

Apply: Applicants should send application materials to ihrc-at-umn.edu, Attn: Grant in Aid Committee or via post. Prior to submitting an application, applicants should consult the IHRC/A website to learn about collections and holdings, and confirm material availability and relevance to proposed projects with IHRC collections staff. Researchers receiving a grant in aid award will be required to acknowledge the IHRC and receipt of the award in any resulting publication. The application package includes:
-Application letter of no more than two pages with estimated dates of residency, description of research project and collections to be consulted, and estimated budget. If applying for a post-doctoral award of up to $1,000, state intention and include qualifications.
-Current curriculum vitae
-Names and contact information (including email) for two references

Deadline: The application deadline is June 1, 2014.

Further Information: http://ihrc.umn.edu/educators/grantsinaid.php

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