Research Grant for Authors

    Apply for a grant to support historical research on a topic related to Iowa history. Each year, up to 12 research stipends will be awarded to support research related to the history of Iowa or Iowa and the Midwest. Preference is given to proposals that pursue neglected topics or new approaches to more familiar topics.

    Grant recipients will produce an annotated manuscript to be considered for publication in the Annals of Iowa, a scholarly journal published quarterly by the State Historical Society of Iowa.

    Who: Eligible applications include academic and public historians, graduate students, and independent researchers and writers
    What: $1,500
    Application Deadline: April 17, 2023, for the funding period of July 1, 2023 to September 1, 2024

    How to Apply

    1. Read the guidelines.
    2. Apply by April 17, 2023.

    Applications are welcomed from U.S. and international applicants. International applicants must possess either a valid Social Security Number or an Individual Taxpayer Identification Number (ITIN).

    Explore the Work of Past and Current Grant Recipients

    Research Grants for Authors recipients have contributed more than 100 articles to the Annals of Iowa and are frequent contributors to programs throughout the Iowa Department of Cultural Affairs. Read articles by grant recipients or find upcoming or past programs that draw on research ranging from Indigenous Iowa to the 1980s Farm Crisis.


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