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State Historical Society of Iowa

Apply for a grant to support historical research on a topic related to Iowa history. Each year, up to 12 research stipends will be awarded to support research related to the history of Iowa or Iowa and the Midwest. Preference is given to proposals that pursue neglected topics or new approaches to more familiar topics.

Grant recipients will produce an annotated manuscript to be considered for publication in the Annals of Iowa, a scholarly journal published quarterly by the State Historical Society of Iowa.

Who: Eligible applications include academic and public historians, graduate students, and independent researchers and writers
What: $1,500
Application Deadline: April 17, 2023, for the funding period of July 1, 2023 to September 1, 2024

How to Apply

  1. Read the guidelines.
  2. Apply by April 17, 2023.

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).

Explore the Work of Past and Current Grant Recipients

Research Grants for Authors recipients have contributed more than 100 articles to the Annals of Iowa and are frequent contributors to programs throughout the State Historical Society of Iowa. Read articles by grant recipients or find upcoming or past programs that draw on research ranging from Indigenous Iowa to the 1980s Farm Crisis.

Grant Awards History

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Project Title Applicant Sort descending City County Fiscal year Grant Amount
Camp Hantesa, Boone, IA: Summer camp as formative to the lives of girls and women growing up in the 1940s-1970s Stacey Hockett Sherlock Iowa City Johnson 2022 $1,000.00
“When the Hens Begin to Lay”: Rural Women in The Woman’s Standard, 1886–1911 Stephanie A. Grossnickle-Batterton Iowa City Johnson 2015 $1,000.00
Coping with Drought in Iowa during the 1890s Depression Susan Curtis West Lafayette, IN 2015 $1,000.00
Reclaiming the Hearts and Minds: Hungarian and Romanian Participants in the Iowa International Writing Program during the Cold War (1967–1989) Szabolcs László Bloomington, IN 2018 $1,000.00
Mormon Movements in Early Iowa T. Ashton Reynolds 2023 $1,500.00
The Professional Life of S. Laura Ensign, Iowa Educator Thomas Connors Cedar Falls Black Hawk 2022 $1,000.00
Socialism in Madrid, Iowa, 1910–1920 Thomas F. Jorsch Fayette Fayette 2015 $1,000.00
For the Common Good of All': the Iowa Suffrage Referendum of 1916 and the Fight for its Passage Tracie Grube-Gaurkee 2022 $1,000.00
From Military Reporter to “Mary Manners”: The Unbounded Journalism of Dorothy Ashby Pownall Tracy Lucht Ames Story 2015 $1,000.00
Governor at War: A Critical Assessment of Governor Samuel Kirkwood's Wartime Response Victoria B. Stewart 2023 $1,500.00
Iowa by the Sea: Long Beach and the Annual Iowa Picnics Wayne Anderson Iowa City Johnson 2015 $1,000.00
Goodbye to the 4-F’s: Iowa’s Judy Klemesrud and the Transformation in News Coverage of American Women Wayne Svoboda New York, NY 2016 $1,000.00
Paul Jones and the Price of Freedom in the Free Midwest Winifred Redfearn 2022 $1,000.00