Fellowships and Residencies

The Minnesota Historical Society occasionally offers fellowships and residencies for historians, artists and other professionals. These unique opportunities are of varying duration and can involve considerable time spent working with MNHS staff, visitors and community members. Fellows and residents may gain experience working with MNHS collections, creating new programs or developing their own work.

Available Opportunities

American Indian Museum Fellowship
This 2 1/2-week residential summer fellowship is designed to expose American Indian undergraduates to the possible career opportunities and challenges of historical interpretation and cultural preservation within museums.

Legacy Research Fellowships
Legacy Research Fellows are independent scholars who are engaged in Minnesota-related research/scholarship that draws on the Gale Family Library resources and that adds to the body of knowledge and interpretation of Minnesota's history (pre- and post-statehood).

Native American Artist-in-Residence Program
The Native American Artist-in-Residence (NAAIR) program advances the artist's understanding of the traditional form of art and brings this advanced understanding to their communities in a way designed by the artist.

The Gale Fellowship Program
The 2016-18 Gale Fellow will help facilitate MNHS outreach and community engagement work with the American Indian tribes in Minnesota, with a focus on Ojibwe communities. This program is open to individuals who have earned a Master's or Doctoral degree and have a strong interest in pursuing a career in public history.

ACTC Museum Fellows Program
The ACTC Museum Fellows Program (open to students currently enrolled in one of the five Associated Colleges of the Twin Cities campuses) studies the challenges related to the underrepresentation of communities of color and American Indian Nations in historical organizations and public history graduate programs.