Fund your research

Archives and Special Collections are open by appointment only, limited to UMN affiliates. Appointments must be made one week in advance of your visit. Contact or the curator of the collecting area you wish to use for assistance. We continue to provide scans of requested research materials when possible, especially for our non-campus clientele.

The Immigration History Research Center Archives offers the following funding opportunities:

Our signature Grant-in-Aid Award is typically available each year, for research based in the IHRCA collections. Unfortunately, due to COVIDー19, the award will not be offered during the 2020/2021 academic year.

The Andersen Scholars Program is another competitive program often available to scholars for use of the many collections in the Department of Archives and Special Collections, including the IHRCA. See the link at "Elmer L. Andersen Research Scholars Program".

U of M students, we have an award for you too! Please see the information on our Immigration History Research Center Archives and Kautz Family YMCA Archives Travel Award for Mass Violence and Human Rights Interdisciplinary Graduate Group (formerly Holocaust, Genocide and Mass Violence).

Please contact us with any questions.