This grant supports travel and per diem for research at the Herbert Presidential Library in West Branch, Iowa. In recent years, awards have ranged from $500 to $2,000 per applicant. The Foundation will consider requests for extended research at the library. An independent committee of distinguished scholars from Iowa colleges and universities evaluates the research proposals.


In order to be eligible for the Research Travel Grant, applicants must be current graduate students, post-doctoral scholars, or independent researchers. An applicant should contact the archival staff to determine if Library holdings are pertinent to the applicant’s research. Finding aids for the library’s major holdings are available online.

Annual Deadline

March 1

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