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The Frances Ferris Hall Fund supports research by UNC-Chapel Hill undergraduates on women in the American South. Awards of $3000 will be made each spring for use in the subsequent fiscal year. Eligibility: The award will support research by undergraduates in any department of the university who are studying questions 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.

Students apply through the Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship (SURF) program which is administered by the Office of Undergraduate Research (OUR) and designed to enhance the educational experience of undergraduates by engaging them in research opportunities. Applicants should indicate their specific interest in the Frances Ferris Hall Fund when applying through SURF.

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