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Fellowships & Scholarships

Scholarship Deadlines
Deadline submission varies.
Check individual awards
carefully for timeline.

Graduate Fellowships

IHRC Graduate Fellowships support graduate students who are admitted to the University of Minnesota to conduct research in a specific portion of the IHRC Archive’s vast manuscript and print collections, providing $8,600 in stipend and up to $8,600 toward tuition, mandatory fees, and GA Helath Insurance at the University of Minnesota, subject to United States tax law during each semester held.

Your language ability must fit your proposed research or topic of study. As a fellow, you 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 are 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. Students are not expected to hold a graduate research or teaching assistantship during the fellowship semester(s).


These fellowships are available for graduate students admitted to the University of Minnesota. International and US permanent residence and citizens students are eligible.

To be considered for this fellowship, you 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 an ethnic collection that requires research in the the IHRC Archives 
  • have reading proficiency in languages required by research project (international students should consult TOEFL requirements)

If you have questions about your eligibility please email the IHRC. If you would like to discuss possible research in the IHRC Archives collections, email IHRC Archives Curator, Ellen Engseth.


Contact departments directly to initiate the nomination process by February 1st. 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 1st. Decisions will be made by March 31st and departments will be notified. Fellowship nomination forms may be found on the individual fellowships' webpages

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.

Undergraduate Scholarships

Other Funding Opportunities