Grant-in-Aid Awards

The Immigration History Research Center Archives (IHRCA) offers Grant-in-Aid Awards to support  a visit to Andersen Library in order to conduct research in the IHRCA collections. Awards are available through the IHRCA ethnic and general funds as well as co-sponsorship by the Immigration History Research Center. The award is for travel and research-related expenses.

This award is open to researchers of all disciplines, backgrounds, and levels of training, and is in support of a research visit of 5 days. Awards are for $2,000.00, and four such awards are given each year. Grant-in-Aid Awards are intended to help support the expenses of people who are based outside of the Minneapolis-St. Paul (Minnesota, USA) metro area, and to be used within 12 months. 

The award is open to international applicants. We are not able to provide visa assistance to our international awardees. Depending on tax treaty benefits, non-US taxpayer recipients may be subject to reporting and withholding requirements.

Awards are made on a competitive basis, and for research specific to the IHRCA’s collections.

The Immigration History Research Center Archives collaborates with campus partner Immigration History Research Center, and is an internationally-known archives centered on im/migration to the United States, with strengths in material dating from the late 19th century to current refugee migrations. Key areas include European and Near Eastern immigrants (1880-1930) and 20th-century refugees, such as Displaced Persons after World War II and more recent Southeast Asian, African, and more. The IHRCA provides access to immigrant and refugee assistance organization records, ethnic identity and fraternal organization records, personal papers, and print collections of periodicals and rare books. The IHRCA is part of Archives and Special Collections of the University of Minnesota Libraries. 

Learn more about application materials and how to apply at the Immigration History Research Center Archives []