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

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Release dated: 
July 13, 2015
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Laura Weber, Marketing and Communications, 651-259-3039
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Up to $5,000 Available to Researchers Advancing Minnesota History


The Minnesota Historical Society is pleased to announce the third round of Gale Family Library Legacy Research Fellowships. Applications may be submitted between now and October 1, 2015, with Legacy Fellowship research to begin January 1, 2016.

Awards of $1,000 or $5,000 are available to successful applicants.

The competitive fellowship is designed to support research on Minnesota history that is conducted at the Gale Family Library at the Minnesota History Center. Fellows will work at the library and interact with MNHS staff.

The fellowship is open to any post-college Minnesota scholar, public historian, journalist, writer, filmmaker or humanist who is engaged in Minnesota-related scholarship that draws on Gale Family Library resources and adds to the body of knowledge and interpretation of pre- and post-statehood history. Independent scholars and scholars--including graduate students—who are not eligible for funding through employment at academic institutions are especially encouraged to apply.

Among the criteria for a successful application is the project's potential to educate and engage the public and scholarly audiences about Minnesota history and cultural heritage.

For more information, including application instructions, visit the Legacy Research Fellowships website.

The Gale Family Library 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.

MNHS is a non-profit educational and cultural institution established in 1849. MNHS 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, MNHS preserves our past, shares our state’s stories and connects people with history. Visit us at: www.mnhs.org

MNHS is supported in part by its Premier Partners: Xcel Energy and Explore Minnesota Tourism.