South Dakota Historical Society Emerging Scholars Research Grant

Tuesday, November 16, 2021 7:00 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

The South Dakota Historical Society is accepting applications for its Emerging Scholars Research Grant.

Fellows will receive funds to access the extensive museum and archival collections of the South Dakota State Historical Society. Funds may be used for travel and lodging expenses and research-related fees. The society will distribute $3,000 among one to three individuals. Within a year of the award date, fellows must submit an article manuscript to the quarterly journal, South Dakota History, or a book proposal to the press.

Application should include:

  • A resume or C.V. (no more than two pages)
  • A proposal (no more than three pages, double-spaced) that answers the following questions:
    • What collections from the state archives and/or museum collections do you plan to consult? How long do you plan to be in Pierre?
    • What is the purpose/goal of your research? What historical topic or question are you investigating?
    • What contribution does your work make to the field?
    • What is the timeline of the project? What work have you accomplished, and what work do you have left to complete?
    • How will the resulting project be suitable for publication in either South Dakota History or as a Press book?

Interested applicants should send their applications to by January 15, 2022.

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The WHA is located in the Department of History at the University of Kansas.

The WHA is grateful to KU's History Department and the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences for their generous support!

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University of Kansas | History Department

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