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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 2022.

The application deadline is Friday, March 11, 2022 at noon EST.

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 Project Manager Sara Wood with questions (swood@unc.edu).


Graduate Awards

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 2022. To apply, submit a CV, a two-three page proposal outlining your project, research plans, timeframe, and budget, along with the name and contact information of one faculty reference.

SOHP Southern Futures Summer Award

This research award offers one graduate student currently attending UNC Chapel Hill a $4,000 award to pursue oral history research or fieldwork during the summer of 2022. To apply, submit a CV, a two-three page proposal outlining your project, research plans, timeframe, and budget, along with the name and contact information of one faculty reference.


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 2022. To apply, submit a resume, a two-three page proposal outlining your project, research plans, timeframe, and budget, along with the name and contact information of one faculty reference.

Southern Mix Award

The Southern Mix Award provides one undergraduate $3,000 in funding and the opportunity to work directly with SOHP on the Southern Mix project during the summer of 2022. Southern Mix: Asian and Asian American Voices in the South is a collaborative project between the Asian American Center, the Carolina Asia Center, and the SOHP. The grantee will work 15 hours per week for 10 weeks (May 17-July 29, 2022) during the summer to assist SOHP with transcription and audit-editing of Southern Mix interviews, writing abstracts, helping to process materials for deposit in the Southern Historical Collection at the Wilson Special Collections Library, review of existing materials to assist with the curation of content for the new Southern Mix website, and the potential to conduct new interviews. To apply, submit a resume, a two-three page letter of interest outlining your interest in working on the project, along with the name and contact information of one faculty reference.


Application

 

Summer 2022 Award Application Form

Deadline for applications is Friday March 11, 2022 by noon EST
  • Accepted file types: doc, docx, pdf, Max. file size: 100 MB.
    Upload a current version of your CV.
  • Accepted file types: doc, docx, pdf, Max. file size: 100 MB.
    Attach a two-page project proposal detailing your research plans, timeline, and connection to oral history.