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Summer Research Grants

The application deadline for 2016 Summer Research Grants has been extended to March 6, 2016.

UNC graduate and professional students in all disciplines are invited to apply for $3,000 awards to support dissertation research, thesis research, and other academic projects pertaining to the American South.

As part of our partnership with the Historic Black Towns & Settlements Alliance (HBTSA), addressing the needs of several historically black southern towns, CSAS welcomes summer research grant proposals that incorporate one of the Alliance’s identified projects.  To learn more about these towns, please review our 2016 HBTSA projects.

Award recipients will present the results of their work at the Southern Research Circle (SRC) poster session in September. These posters may be reproduced on the Center’s website. Award recipients are also required to participate in periodic SRC events during the following academic year.

Please submit your application (as a single PDF file) to csas fellowships@unc.edu, including the following:

  • Cover sheet;
  • Double-spaced Narrative of no more than 1,000 words describing the project, its guiding questions, its relationship to existing scholarship, and anticipated project completion date; and
  • Curriculum vitae, not to exceed three pages.

Your faculty advisor should mail, campus mail, or email a letter of support directly to the Center under separate cover. This letter should assess the intellectual merit of your project and confirm that you are currently enrolled in good standing. Our preferred email address is listed above, and our mailing address is 410 E. Franklin Street, CB#9127, Chapel Hill, NC 27599-9127.