Finnish American Studies

The Graduate Fellowship in Finnish American Studies was established in 2005. This fellowship may be used for graduate student support and travel to academic conferences related to Finnish American studies activity. It varies in amount and duration with a maximum 1-semester living stipend of $8,600 and up to, but not more than, $8,600 toward tuition, mandatory fees and health insurance, subject to United States tax law. The fellowships may be awarded more than once to the same student during her/his enrollment in the University. Departments in which graduate students are enrolled arrange individual financial assistance packages of varying terms and amounts, often applied to the second and third years of study, usually through research or teaching assistantships.


Graduate Fellowship in Finnish American Studies is available for academic year 2019--2020.


International and U.S. permanent residence and citizens students are eligible. To be considered for this fellowship, candidates must:

  • be admitted to, or currently enrolled in, a Masters or PhD degree program in the University of Minnesota Graduate School
  • have research interests related to the history and culture of Finns (in the United States or the Finnish diaspora) that require research in the IHRC Finnish collections 
  • have reading proficiency in Finnish as well as English languages (international students should consult TOEFL requirements)  


Apply to request departmental nomination for Finnish American Studies Graduate Fellowship.