Arab American Studies

The Francis Maria Fellowship in Arab American Studies (1 semester of funding available 2021-2022 for ABD doctoral students) provides support for a full-time UMN graduate student in good academic standing with demonstrated potential in their field who will be committed to and involved with the work of the Immigration History Research Center. Open to students broadly researching in areas common to Arab American history: migration, displacement, ethnicity, religion, the connections between ethnic and international politics, diaspora, and discrimination. Preference given to students studying Arab American history, including the experiences of Arab Americans and Arabic-speaking immigrants and refugees in the US, and possessing knowledge of Arabic. However, all students with demonstrated archival research, writing, and digital humanities skills are encouraged to apply. The fellowship may be used for living expenses as well as research travel and expenses. Fellowships may be awarded more than once to the same student during their enrollment in the University.

Application Materials:

  1. A completed fellowship application form
  2. A two-page description of your research topic and how the fellowship supports your plan of study next year
  3. A 500-word description explaining your interest in Arab American history and your Arabic language ability (if applicable) OR an explanation of your research, writing, and digital humanities skills and experience
  4. Current academic transcript from the University of Minnesota (unofficial copy acceptable)
  5. A letter of recommendation from your graduate advisor 
Deadline: March 31, 2021
Email all application materials to: ihrc@umn.edu with subject heading: Fellowship Application