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Frances Ferris Hall Fund for Undergraduate Research

This year’s application deadline is March 15, 2015.

The Frances Ferris Hall Fund supports research by UNC-Chapel Hill undergraduates on women in the American South. Up to two awards of $500 each will be made in the spring for use in the subsequent fiscal year (includes the summer as well as fall and spring semesters).

The award will support research by undergraduates in any university department who are studying topics related to women in the American South, broadly defined. Projects connected to thesis work, honors or major course projects, or independent study for credit are preferred. Funds may be used for research-related expenses such as travel, books, supplies and equipment, copying, and research assistance.

Application Guidelines

Applications must include the following:

  1. a brief description (no more than three typed pages) that explains the project and its intellectual significance;
  2. the relationship between the research expenses and the project as a whole;
  3. a preliminary budget; and
  4. a letter of support from the student’s adviser, which the adviser should email directly to Hard copy recommendation letters will also be accepted, provided they are sealed in an envelope with the adviser’s signature across the seal.

Submit application materials 1, 2, and 3 above (the adviser’s letter of support should come directly from the adviser) by email, as a single PDF document attachment sent to

Award recipients will be announced in April. For further information, please contact Patrick Horn at 919-962-5665.