​Joanne Helmer Research Fellowship in Southern Alberta Feminist History

The Department of History is pleased to announce the inaugural Joanne Helmer Research Fellowship competition.

Joanne Helmer was a pioneering investigative journalist at the Lethbridge Herald between roughly 1975 and 2004. Notably, her Face-to-Face column was a series of interviews aimed at telling the stories of people across the political and cultural spectrum.

This Fellowship is open to any undergraduate or graduate student enrolled at the University of Lethbridge. The recipient of the first award, valued at $5000, will conduct a semester-long research project focused on the career of Joanne Helmer, the history of journalism, and feminism in southern Alberta.  The recipient will share their research as a published article, blog, or in some other publicly-accessible format. The student should complete this Fellowship as an independent study or an applied study to receive academic credit for their research project.

Interested applicants should submit a research proposal of approximately 3 pages in consultation with a History faculty member who will serve as an advisor for their project. This proposal should include a brief description of the intended project and a preliminary bibliography. The student should also indicate the semester in which they would like to take up the award, and the name of the faculty member who has agreed to act as supervisor.


Submitting Proposal: Submissions should be made as a Word document format and emailed to oseejs@uleth.ca with the subject line Joanne Helmer Fellowship.

 Due:  March 30, 2023

Value of Award: $5000