Clarke Chambers Travel Fellowships

The Clarke Chambers Travel Fellowships support travel and related expenses for researchers using the Social Welfare History Archives (SWHA) and Kautz Family YMCA Archives (YMCA). 

The Clarke Chambers Travel Fellowships are awarded annually. Funds may be used for transportation, housing, meals, and scanning. Smaller awards to support scanning orders for researchers who are not able to visit the archives may also be available on a case-by-case basis.

Dissertation writers, early career scholars, and members of communities documented within the archives are especially encouraged to apply. 

The 2022 awards will also prioritize applicants who identify as people of color, as well as those who identify as members of groups historically marginalized in academia and archives.

 

The application deadline for 2022 is April 15th, 2022

Before submitting an application, contact an archivist to discuss your research.

For Social Welfare History Archives, contact Linnea Anderson at ande3748@umn.edu.

For YMCA Archives, contact Ryan Bean at ymcaarch@umn.edu.

For more information on research topics in the collections, see the Social Welfare History Archives collection information and Kautz Family YMCA Archives collection information pages.

To apply, please submit the following documents to Linnea Anderson, archivist, Social Welfare History Archives ande3748@umn.edu:

 

  • CV or resume,
  • a research proposal that identifies source materials to be used and discusses the potential relevance of the sources to your research topic,
  • an estimated budget itemizing expenses up to $1200, and
  • 1 letter of support. Letters may be from an advisor, professor, colleague, or peer who can speak to the merits of the research.

Fellowships are awarded within 4-6 weeks after the deadline and funds are available immediately. 

Send questions and applications to Linnea Anderson, archivist, Social Welfare History Archives.

Full list of scholarships and fellowships available to Archives and Special Collections researchers