This annual award helps defray costs for one person doing research for an extended period of time at the Swenson Center and was established by Nils William Olsson, a leading authority in the field of Swedish-American studies, and his wife Dagmar.
This award is a reimbursement of travel and living expenses associated with your visit to the Swenson Center, up to $2,500, and is open to anyone doing academic research on any aspect of Swedish-American history. It is not intended to be used for genealogical research. We particularly encourage graduate students and younger scholars to apply. The award should be used within one year of notification. Following the completion of study at the Swenson Center, the award recipient will be expected to write a short article summarizing the project and use of the Swenson Center’s materials for publication in our quarterly journal and/or on our website.
Anyone interested in applying for the research award should submit a two- to three-page proposal to the Swenson Center outlining the proposed research topic. The proposal should also include a current curriculum vitae, as well as a statement showing how the resources of the Swenson Center are appropriate for the particular project and a proposed timeframe for the study. Depending on your area of research, you may encounter a significant number of our resources in the Swedish language.
The deadline for applications is May 1, 2016.
For more information, see here.