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Hmong Resource Centre Travel Grant Program

Hmong Resource Centre

Description

The Hmong Resource Centre of the Hmong Cultural Center in St. Paul, MN invites applications for its 2002 Research Library Travel Grant program. The Resource Centre will be providing travel grants to four (4) students/scholars for the purpose of conducting research using the Resource Centre's extensive and unique collections of Hmong-related books, Ph.D. dissertations, M.A. Theses, academic and newspaper articles, as well as Hmong -language literature related to Hmong culture and history.


Located in St. Paul, MN, the Hmong Cultural Center's Resource Centre is one of the most comprehensive centralized collections and lending libraries of Hmong-related books, Ph.D. dissertations, indexed articles and Hmong-language literature in the United States. The collection also includes several exhibits of Hmong cultural artifacts. Funding supporters of the Hmong Resource Centre include the New York and Vermont-based Freeman Foundation, the Pinewood Trust of the HRK Foundation, the Bush Foundation, the Minnesota Humanities Commission in cooperation with the National Endowment for the Humanities and the Minnesota State Legislature, the 3M Foundation, the Medtronic Foundation, and the Marbrook Foundation.

Stipend

Two (2) travel grants of $300 to visit the Resource Centre will be provided to students/scholars who reside greater than 500 miles from Saint Paul, MN. In addition, two (2) travel grants of $150 to visit the Resource Centre will be made to Students/Scholars residing more than 100 miles from St. Paul in the Midwest region in such states as Wisconsin, Michigan, Illinois, or Iowa. The grants will be made for travel to visit the Resource Centre prior to Dec. 31, 2002. Selected grant recipients will receive the travel grants following the presentation of travel receipts after their arrival in St. Paul, MN for research at the Resource Centre.

Deadline

August 30, 2002

Application

Applicants must provide the following: a 500 word research proposal statement about how the Hmong Resource Centre collection would be useful for their research, a letter of support from a professor at their university of study/research, as well as a curriculum vitae or resume. It is suggested that travel grant applicants visit the Resource Centre collection catalog on the Hmong Cultural Center website: www.hmongcenter.org and provide examples in their research proposal statements of specific books and materials in the collections that would be useful for their research projects.

Applications should be mailed to

Mark E. Pfeifer, Ph.D., Director,
Hmong Resource Centre, Hmong Cultural Center,
995 University Avenue, Suite 214
Saint Paul, MN 55104
For further information please call 651-917-9937 or e-mail hmongcultural@yahoo.com

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