The Center for Missouri Studies seeks to promote and disseminate scholarship about Missouri's past, including the interdisciplinary study of Missouri history and culture. This new initiative advances the Society's mission to collect, preserve, and publish the history of the Show-Me State and also prepares for the state's bicentennial celebration in 2021. The Society is the General Assembly of Missouri's designated lead institution to spearhead commemorations for Missouri's 200th year of statehood.
Two Center for Missouri Studies Fellowships will be awarded in 2015. The competition will be open to both academic and independent scholars, with the winners to be announced no later than January 1, 2015. Each fellowship will carry a stipend of $5,000. Applicants must submit a scholarly essay in one of the following areas: