Grant-in-Aid Awards

The Immigration History Research Center Archives (IHRCA) offers Grant-in-Aid Awards to support a visit in order to conduct research in our collections. Grant-in-Aid Awards are intended to help defray expenses of visiting scholars from abroad and for those in the US who are based outside of the Minneapolis-St. Paul (MN) metro area. Awards are available through the generosity of donors to the IHRCA's ethnic and general funds, as well as the Immigration History Research Center. Awards are made on a competitive basis for research specific to the IHRCA’s collections.


This award is open to scholars of all levels, including independent scholars, and supports a research visit of five days or more. Typically, awards are $1,000 each and four awards are given each year. The application is due June 1 of each year and the research visit is to occur within the next 12 months. Learn more about eligibility.


Learn more about application materials how to apply at the Immigration History Research Center Archives.