Finnish American Studies

Fellowships available for the 2024-2025 academic year!

The Graduate Fellowship in Finnish American Studies provides support for a full-time UMN graduate student in good academic standing with demonstrated potential in their field and commitment to the mission of the Immigration History Research Center. Open to students broadly researching in areas related to migration, ethnicity, assimilation, community building, labor activism, religion, and music. Preference given to students studying Finnish American history and culture, 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.

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 Finnish American history and culture (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.