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Research proposals should emphasize new insights on Sandoz or new approaches to her life and work. Topics to consider include: feminism; American Indian topics; environmental issues; activism.

Interested applicants click here to complete the online application proposal.

Applications are due July 31 of every year. New applications for the following year open on August 1.

Application Evaluation:

  • The articulation of the research question
  • The context of the broader theoretical/historiographical issues significant to the topic
  • The significance of the overall project to the field of Sandoz research
  • The decision of the Sandoz Research Award committee is final. Applicants will receive email notification of their proposal status following final review of the proposals.


Contact Mari Sandoz Research Award Committee Chair, Dr. Jillian Wenburg

Financial Assistance is Available Through the Voorhees Grant

The Voorhees Endowment at Chadron State College provides stipends in the form of Voorhees Grants for researchers using the archival resources of the Mari Sandoz High Plains Heritage Center. Applicants are required to define their proposed project(s) and describe how endowment funds will be used. Funding may be used for travel to the Center; lodging during research trip(s) to the Center and preparation of research project findings into various media formats . Priority will be given to individual researchers or research teams from schools in the Chadron State College service area, including reservation schools. Mari Sandoz Research Award Applicants are encouraged to apply for these funds. Please use the online endowment application form here.