The Society of Indiana Pioneers annually awards Society of Indiana Pioneers Fellowships to support research in the field of pioneer Indiana history for the master’s thesis and the doctoral dissertation. The Society of Indiana Pioneers was founded in 1916, during the centennial celebration of Indiana’s statehood, “to honor the memory and the work of the pioneers of Indiana.” Membership includes individuals who have an ancestor who settled in an Indiana county during the pioneer period (generally defined as before 1840, with some exceptions) and people who have an interest in this period of Hoosier history. To fulfill its mission, the Society maintains a significant genealogical database culled from its membership records, sponsors annual spring and fall “pilgrimages” to historical sites within the state, and partners with other history-related organizations.
There will be two $1,000 fellowships awarded annually, one to support research for a master’s thesis in the pioneer period of Indiana history and another for doctoral dissertation research. For the purposes of the fellowship program, the pioneer period of Indiana is defined as pre-1850. Only students at graduate institutions in Indiana are eligible for these fellowships.
THE SOCIETY OF INDIANA PIONEERS
.SOCIETY (J.ElNDIANA PIONEERS FELLOW.$..HIPS
‘l ‘he Sociefy oflndia11a Pi.omen ojjf.11 two 0111111al ,V ,OIJO Jellow.rh;p.r far n’.rearch in lhefic!d of
Indiana pilincer histury (prc-1850). one lo support” mastet·’s thesis and th~ other to support the
There is no application form . .i\.pplicatlons consisting of the following materials
should be mailed by May 1_5. 2015, ro:
William A. Rhodchaml., Chair
S<Jciety of lndfana Pioneers Fellowship Committee
Society of lndfana Pioneers
140 North Senate Avenue
Indianapolis, IN 46204-2207
1. Cover ~heet. with the following infonn..’tl:ion: name, mailing addre~s, telephone
an<l fa~ uumber.s, e-mail address, present rank an<l i.t1slitution name, and title
of master’s thesis or doctoral dissettation.
2. Please send a description of your 1ru~~tcr’s thesis or doctoral dissertllrion (no
longer than two single-spaced pages)
3. A resume of no more than three pages.
4. ‘lluce lcners of recommendation from people familiar “‘;;h your w()rk. ‘lhc
rcconunc.mhuio.os must include the profrssor. directing your resc11rch aad the
ckpartmc.at cb!lir. ;\ pplicants are re;;ponsil>lc for contacting all persons
5. Expectations of the recipieat a.) research supported by the fcllo-wship should
be donC’. between summer 2013 and summer 2016; b.) a one-page <lcscripLion
of the specific research supponed by the fellowship should be senr tt> the
Society at the end of rhe fellowship period (this will he included in the
Society’s 11naual Yearbook as information for the membership); c.) a copy of
the final m:tstcr’s thesis or doctoral dissertJttion should be deposited with the
Society; and d.) attend the a.iuiual meeting of the Society of Jndiana Pioneers
in Indianapolis in Novemh~r m ;;pe11k briefly about your rcseru:ch.