Estonian American Studies

The Hildegard and Gustav Must Graduate Fellowship in Estonian American Studies (1-2 semesters of funding available 2021-2022 for all graduate 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 in the work of the IHRC 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. 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.

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
Deadline: March 31, 2021
Email all application materials to: with subject heading: Fellowship Application