September 26, 2018

John C. Geilfuss Fellowship Awarded by Wisconsin Historical Society

The John C. Geilfuss Fellowship is a Fellowship sponsored by Wisconsin Historical Society.

Information About the Scholarship:

Amount of Fellowship: Minimum – $500, Maximum – $3000
Application Deadline: Applications reviewed january, April, July, and October.
Scholarship Requirements: Candidate must submit application, supplemental materials, and anarticle or book manuscript on business history or economic history eligible for publication in the Wisconsin Magazine of History or by the State Historical Society of Wisconsin Press. Applicants are encouraged to dicuss his or her project with the editorial director prior to submission.
Eligible for: Contact sponsor

Awarded by:

Wisconsin Historical Society
816 State Street
Madison, WI 53706-1482
Phone: 608 264 6400

Contact Details:

Fellowship Program
Division of Public History

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