During the 2015-2016 academic year, the State Historical Society of Iowa will award up to ten research stipends of $1,000 each to support original research and interpretive writing related to the history of Iowa or Iowa and the Midwest. Preference will be given to applicants proposing to pursue previously neglected topics or new approaches to or interpretations of previously treated topics. The State Historical Society of Iowa invites applicants from a variety of backgrounds, including academic and public historians, graduate students, and independent researchers and writers. Applications will be judged on the basis of their potential for producing publishable work. Grant recipients will be expected to produce an annotated manuscript targeted for The Annals of Iowa, the State Historical Society of Iowa's scholarly journal.
Proposals for the 2015-2016 awards must be postmarked by April 15, 2015.
1. Please type a title page containing the following information:
2. Attach a narrative description of the project. This proposal of 1,000 to 1,500 words (3 to 5 pages) should address these points:
3. On a separate page, address the following issues:
4. Include a resumé or vita.
Proposals must be postmarked by April 15, 2015. Notification of awards will be made by June 1, 2015.
Send 5 copies of the application and supplementary materials to:
State Historical Society of Iowa
402 Iowa Avenue
Iowa City, IA 52240-1806
For further information, call (319) 335-3931 or send e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please do not send applications via e-mail.
In July 2015, each awardee will receive an initial payment of $500. A second payment of $200 will be made upon receipt of an interim progress report in April 2016. The final payment of $300 will be made upon receipt of a manuscript submission in September 2016.
The editor of the Annals of Iowa will evaluate the final manuscript for publication in the same manner as any other submission, which includes double blind external reviews. The Annals of Iowa retains the first option to publish but does not guarantee publication. Copyright of published manuscripts will belong to the State Historical Society of Iowa.
The awardee will acknowledge the State Historical Society of Iowa in any publication resulting in whole or in part from the supported research.