Minnesota History Gets Boost from Legacy Research Fellowship

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November 25, 2013
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Minnesota History Gets Boost from Legacy Research Fellowship

Up to $5,000 Awarded to Researchers Advancing Minnesota History

The Minnesota Historical Society is pleased to announce a new Legacy Research Fellowship. This competitive fellowship is designed to support research on Minnesota history that is conducted at the Society’s Gale Family Library. The fellowship is open to any post-college Minnesota scholar.

"The goal of the project is to support research on Minnesota history and cultural heritage, especially in areas where there is a scholarly gap" said Jennifer Jones, director of the Minnesota Historical Society's Library and Collections. "We are pleased to be able to advance Minnesota scholarship in this way."

Applicants can apply for a fellowship stipend of $1,000 to $5,000. The size of the award will be chosen based on the scope and duration of the research project.

The call for applicants is open until Monday, Feb. 3, 2014. For more information visit the website at sites.mnhs.org/library/researchfellows.

The Legacy Research Fellowship is made possible by the Legacy Amendment’s Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund through the vote of Minnesotans on Nov. 4, 2008.

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The Minnesota Historical Society is a non-profit educational and cultural institution established in 1849. The Society collects, preserves and tells the story of Minnesota’s past through museum exhibits, libraries and collections, historic sites, educational programs and book publishing. Using the power of history to transform lives, the Society preserves our past, shares our state’s stories and connects people with history.