Grants Available for Minnesota History Researchers

For immediate release

Release dated: 
July 22, 2016
Media contacts: 

Jessica Kohen, Marketing and Communications, 651-259-3148,
Lauren Peck, Marketing and Communications, 651-259-3137,

Grants Available for Minnesota History Researchers

The Minnesota Historical Society is pleased to announce the fourth round of Gale Family Library Legacy Research Fellowships. Applications are due by October 3, 2016, with Legacy Fellowship research to begin January 1, 2017.

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

The fellowship is open to any post-college Minnesota scholar who is engaged in Minnesota-related scholarship/research 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.

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.

Applications will be evaluated according to how well a proposal directly relates to the library's research resources, fulfills the requirements of the particular fellowship for which the candidate is applying, and has the potential to educate and engage 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.

About the Minnesota Historical Society
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.