Mission Statement

The Minnesota Independent Scholars Forum (MISF) exists to foster scholars, whatever their formal credentials or academic involvement. MISF strives to be encouraging and critical, always aware of what distinguishes good scholarship. We encourage all projects of disciplined intellectual inquiry.

Our membership is open to anyone who supports these goals.

To achieve its mission, MISF provides scholars with 1) opportunities to collaborate with other scholars of similar interests; 2) regular opportunities to exchange ideas on designated topics in small groups; 3) opportunities to present, to the critical eye of other scholars and to the public, the fruits of study, both in oral and written form; 4) fiscal agency for scholarly grant submissions.

In an age of ever more sophisticated means of communication, MISF promotes face-to-face interaction among scholars as an irreplaceable means to scholarly excellence.