Heckman Stipend

Heckman Stipend

For scholars who have not yet established themselves professionally and whose research cannot progress satisfactorily without consulting materials to be found in HMML’s collections. The program welcomes international applicants, but does not sponsor J visas.

  • Funder

    Established in 1991, Heckman Stipends are made possible by the A.A. Heckman Endowed Fund
  • Awarded

  • Number

    Up to 10 stipends annually
  • Amount

    Up to $2,000
Heckman Scholar Heckman Scholar

Use of funds

  • Funds may be applied toward travel to and from Collegeville, housing and meals at Saint John’s University, and costs related to duplication of HMML’s microfilm or digital resources (up to $250)
  • The Stipend may be supplemented by other sources of funding but may not be held simultaneously with another HMML Stipend or Fellowship
  • Stipend holders must wait at least two years before re-applying

Application deadline

  • March 15 for residencies between July and December of the same year
  • October 15 for residencies between January and June of the following year

Application submission

  • Letter of application with current applicant contact information, the title of the project, length of the proposed residency at HMML and its projected dates, and the amount requested (up to $2,000)
  • Description of the project to be pursued, with an explanation of how HMML’s resources are essential to the successful completion of the project; applicants are advised to be as specific as possible about which resources will be needed (maximum length: 1,000 words). Use the online Reading Room and contact the curator in charge of your subject area to shape your project proposal. Though priority will be given to applicants who demonstrate the necessity for accessing microfilm and uncataloged digital materials that are exclusively available on site, all applications are welcome
  • Updated curriculum vitae
  • Confidential letter of recommendation by an adviser, thesis director, mentor, or, in the case of post-doctoral candidates, a colleague who is a good judge of the applicant’s work


  • Send all materials as email attachments to fellowships@hmml.org
  • Add “Heckman Stipend” in the subject line

Letter of recommendation authors

  • Send letter directly as email attachment to fellowships@hmml.org
  • Add “Heckman Stipend + applicant’s name” in the subject line


Send any questions to fellowships@hmml.org

Note on health insurance

Applicants planning to stay on the Saint John’s University campus or at the College of Saint Benedict must purchase health insurance in advance of the visit, and will be asked to show proof of coverage. Insurance plans for travelers to the United States are available from numerous online providers at reasonable cost.

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