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Iowa History Dissertation Fellows

Apply for an Iowa History Dissertation Fellowship from the State Historical Society of Iowa to support historical research on a topic related to Iowa history. Preference is given to proposals that pursue neglected topics or new approaches to more familiar topics. Fellowships are available to advanced graduate students working on dissertations that engage any aspect of Iowa history in any time period, including pre-statehood up through the recent past. Dissertations do not need to focus exclusively on Iowa history but should demonstrate substantial engagement with Iowa history.

At the conclusion of the fellowship in May, fellows will meet in Des Moines and present their work in a workshop that will include other fellows, State Historical Society of Iowa staff, and an invited commenter.

Who: Graduate students writing dissertations that engage with the history of Iowa
What: Up to $1,500
Application Deadline: June 10, 2024, for the funding period of September 1, 2024 through May 30, 2025

How to Apply

  1. Read the guidelines
  2. Apply by June 10, 2024

Applications are welcomed from U.S. and international applicants. International applicants must possess either a valid Social Security Number or an Individual Taxpayer Identification Number (ITIN).

Grant Awards History

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Project Title Sort descending Applicant City County Fiscal year Grant Amount
Dissertation Fellowship Jesse Chariton Ames Story 2023 $1,500.00
The Making of King Corn, 1848-1877 Michael Belding Ames Story 2023 $1,500.00