Summer Funding Opportunities

The Southern Oral History Program offers several competitive awards for current undergraduate and graduate students attending UNC Chapel Hill who are pursuing oral history research or fieldwork during summer 2023.


The application cycle is currently closed. Check back in March 2023 for more information on how to submit your materials for consideration.

Proposals must align with the standards of the SOHP’s work and mission. For projects proposing oral history fieldwork, interviews can be considered for deposit in SOHP’s collection at the Southern Historical Collection in the Wilson Special Collections Library. See below for award descriptions and application requirements. Contact SOHP program Sara Wood with questions (

Graduate Award

Jacquelyn Dowd Hall Summer Research Fellowship

The Jacquelyn Dowd Hall Research Fellowship is made possible by its namesake fund, in honor of the founding director of the SOHP. The research fellowship provides one graduate student currently attending UNC Chapel Hill with a $4,000 award to pursue oral history research or fieldwork during the summer of 2023.


Undergraduate Awards

Plambeck + Vogel Awards

The Plambeck and Vogel Awards provide funding for three undergraduates in the amount of $3,000 each to support oral history research or fieldwork during summer 2023.