Estonian American Studies

Fellowships available for 2024-2025 academic year!

The Hildegard and Gustav Must Graduate Fellowship in Estonian American Studies 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 in the work of the Immigration History Research Center Archive’s Estonian American collection. Preference given to students studying Estonian American history. Knowledge of the Estonian language is highly recommended, but all students with demonstrated research, writing, and digital humanities skills are encouraged to apply. 

One or two semesters of funding are available. The fellowship may be used for living expenses as well as research travel and expenses. The fellowship may be awarded more than once to the same student during their enrollment in the University.

For more insight into the type of work supported by this fellowship, you may wish to read about previous fellows.

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 Estonian American history and your Estonian language ability (if applicable) OR an explanation of your archival 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

Application deadline March 29, 2024.