Fellowships and Grants

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(The application period for 2015 is closed. Please check back for information on the application period for 2016.)

Scholars and artists are invited to apply for travel fellowships and grants, which The Bakken in Minneapolis offers to encourage research in its collection of books, journals, manuscripts, prints and instruments. The awards are to be used to help defray the expenses of travel, subsistence and other direct costs of conducting research at The Bakken for researchers who must travel some distance and pay for temporary housing in the Twin Cities in order to conduct research at The Bakken.

Visiting research fellowships are awarded up to a maximum of $1,500; the minimum period of residence is two weeks, and preference is given to researchers who are interested in collaborating informally for a day or two with Bakken staff during their research visit. Research travel grants are awarded up to a maximum of $500 (domestic) and $750 (foreign); the minimum period of residence is one week.

To read about research projects conducted by previous recipients of research fellowships and travel grants working in The Bakken collections, follow this link.