The Schloff research award, provided by the Jewish Historical Society of the Upper Midwest, allows visiting scholars funding assistance for research in the Upper Midwest Jewish Archives at the University of Minnesota Libraries. The fellowship is available for a single, continuous research trip to scholars who reside outside the Twin Cities metropolitan region. Funds of up to $1,400 may be used for transportation, lodging, meals, research costs, and other incidental expenses. The Dr. Linda Mack Schloff Research Award Fund is named for the Jewish Historical Society of the Upper Midwest’s former long-time executive director who was instrumental in organizing and managing the archives.
Applicants should include:
- a curriculum vitae,
- a brief research proposal that identifies source materials to be used from the Upper Midwest Jewish Archives and the intended outcome for the research (journal article, book chapter, museum exhibit, etc.), and
- an estimated travel budget with itemized expenses.
The deadline is April 15, 2018. A selection will be made within 4-6 weeks and travel may commence directly thereafter. Inquiries and applications to be directed to Kate Dietrick at the Upper Midwest Jewish Archives. Applications may be submitted by email to [email protected] or postmarked no later than April 15th. Address is: Elmer L. Andersen Library, 222 21st Ave S Minneapolis, MN 55455. Questions can be directed to [email protected] or 612-625-0192. To learn more about the collection, visit www.lib.umn.edu/umja.