Research Grant for Authors

    Apply for a grant to support historical research and interpretive writing on a topic related to Iowa history. Preference is given to proposals that pursue neglected topics or new approaches to other topics. If awarded a grant, you will also produce an annotated manuscript for the Annals of Iowa scholarly journal.

    How to Apply

    The grant application cycle is currently closed.


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    Grant Award History

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    Fiscal Year Applicant Project Grant Amount City County
    2014 Sarah Bell Voices for Change: Women and Chautauqua at the Turn of the Century

    $1,000.00 Lawrence, KS
    2014 Robert J. Cook Union Memory of the Civil War: An Iowa Case Study

    $1,000.00 United Kingdom
    2014 Gerald A. Danzer Railroad Maps as Windows to Iowa History

    $1,000.00 Itasca, IL
    2014 Sarah J. Eikleberry “Eyes Right” in Des Moines: Rearing Respectability at the Blue Triangle YWCA, 1919–1947

    $1,000.00 Iowa City Johnson
    2014 Ashley R. Garrin Empowerment, Social Uplift, and Community: Pauline Humphrey and the Crescent School of Beauty Culture

    $1,000.00 Ames Story

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