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Research Grant for Authors

Apply for a grant to support historical research on a topic related to Iowa history. Each year, up to 10 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 15, 2024, for funding period of July 1, 2024 to September 1, 2025

How to Apply

  1. Read the guidelines.
  2. Apply by April 15, 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).

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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Paul Jones and the Price of Freedom in the Free Midwest Winifred Redfearn 2022 $1,000.00
Picturing Packing: Historical Photographs of the Iowa Meatpacking Industry Emily K. Morgan Ames Story 2016 $1,000.00
Pipelines, Private Property, and Populism: Midwestern Landowners and the Opposition to Oil Infrastructure in the 1970s Michael Brickey 2022 $1,000.00
Politics in Paint: The Creation, Destruction, and Restoration of the Cedar Rapids Courthouse Mural Breanne Robertson College Park, MD 2014 $1,000.00
Preserving Sacred Spaces: A History of Effigy Mounds National Monument, 1890–1999 Mary Wise Iowa City Johnson 2016 $1,000.00
Progressive Heartlands: Religious Liberalism in Small-Town U.S.A. David Mislin 2021 $1,000.00
Race and Ethnicity in Iowa History Jeff Bremer Boone Boone 2022 $1,000.00
Railroad Maps as Windows to Iowa History Gerald A. Danzer Itasca, IL 2014 $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
Redefining the Flapper: An Examination of Iowan Women in the Roaring Twenties Marissa Stangl Cedar Rapids Linn 2022 $1,000.00
Religion and Reform in Iowa’s “Progressive City,” 1890–1910 Paul Emory Putz Waco, TX 2016 $1,000.00
Religious Conflict in Southeastern Iowa, 1839–1846 Brady G. Winslow Fort Worth, TX 2017 $1,000.00
Religious Liberty without RFRA in Iowa Paul Baumgardner and Brian K. Miller Ewing, NJ & Arlington, VA 2018 $1,000.00
Revisiting Race Uplift’s Impact on Black Women in Higher Education: Esther J. Walls’s Experience at the University of Iowa in the Mid-Twentieth Century Dellyssa M. Edinboro Iowa City Johnson 2019 $1,000.00
Science on the Prairie: Thomas H. MacBride, Bohumil Shimek and the Formation of American Science Karen Wellner 2022 $1,000.00
She was wearing a Scarf: A 2004 University of Iowa Asian Hate Crime Jin Chang Iowa City Johnson 2023 $1,500.00
Socialism in Madrid, Iowa, 1910–1920 Thomas F. Jorsch Fayette Fayette 2015 $1,000.00
Strangers in a Familiar Land: Pioneers and the Meskwaki Settlement in Early Iowa, 1832–1896 Chelsea Tegels Arlington, VA 2017 $1,000.00
Sustaining Progressive Populism: The Iowa Democratic Party in the Wake of the Farm Crisis, 1986–1992 Cory M. Haala Crystal, MN 2019 $1,000.00
The 1898 American Cereal Company Strike in Cedar Rapids: Gender, Ethnicity, and Labor Activism in Late Nineteenth-Century Iowa Pam Stek Iowa City Johnson 2014 $1,000.00