Clarke Chambers Travel Fellowships

The Clarke Chambers Travel Fellowships support travel and related expenses for dissertation writers and early career scholars using the Social Welfare History Archives and Kautz Family YMCA Archives. Funds may be used for transportation, lodging, meals, and scanning.

Clarke Chambers Travel Fellowships are awarded annually to 2-3 scholars. Applications are particularly encouraged from individuals identifying with underrepresented communities, including Black, Indigenous, LGBTQIA, persons with disabilities, and communities of color.

Applicants are strongly encouraged to contact an archivist to discuss their research prior to submitting a proposal.

The application deadline for 2021 applications has passed. The deadline for 2022 applications is April 15th, 2022. To apply, please submit the following:

  • a CV
  • a brief research proposal that identifies source materials to be used and discusses the potential relevance of the sources to the research topic,
  • an estimated travel budget (itemizing expenses up to $800), and
  • not more than two reference letters.

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