IHRC Graduate Fellowship

The Immigration History Research Center Graduate Fellowship (not available in 2022-2023) provides 1–2 semesters of funding for full-time UMN graduate students in good academic standing with demonstrated potential in their field. Preference will be given to students researching the histories of migration, race, and ethnicity in the US and beyond and/or to students with archival research or digital humanities skills, but all students with related research interests and experiences 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.
The fellowship supports graduate student research and provides students with valuable research and professional skills. Half of the 50% appointment is reserved for the student’s own research. The other half will involve mentored work on a project related to the following IHRC Archives collections: Estonian American Studies, Finnish American Studies, Latvian American Studies, or Arab American Studies. This may include:

  • bibliographic and biographical research and writing
  • digital scholarship
  • curriculum development
  • creation of digital exhibits 

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 of your archival research, writing, and/or 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. 

This fellowship is not available in 2022-2023.