The State Historical Society of Iowa (SHSI) will award up to eight research stipends of $1,000 each to support original research and interpretive writing related to the history of Iowa or Iowa and the Midwest. Preference will be given to applicants proposing to pursue previously neglected topics or new approaches to or interpretations of previously treated topics. SHSI invites applicants from a variety of backgrounds, including academic and public historians, graduate students, and independent researchers and writers. Deadline for applications is April 15, 2008. Visit the SHSI website for more information on how to apply.