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.

Two to three Clarke Chambers Travel Fellowships are awarded each year. Funds may be used for transportation, lodging, meals, and scanning.

We particularly encourage applications from individuals identifying with underrepresented communities, including Black, Indigenous, communities of color, LGBTQIA, and persons with disabilities.

Applications must include:

  • A vita;
  • 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.

Candidates are strongly encouraged to contact staff at the archives to discuss their research prior to submitting a proposal.

The deadline is April 15th. Applications are accepted by email (as attachments) or mail.

A selection will be made within 4-6 weeks; funds are then available immediately.

Questions and applications should be directed to Linnea Anderson at the Social Welfare History Archives. ande3748@umn.edu

Click here to view the full list of scholarships and fellowships available to Archives and Special Collections researchers.