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Grants & Fellowships

Faculty Support

Faculty Course Enhancement Grants – The Center for the Study of the American South invites applications for course enhancement grants. These grants of up to $1,000 are intended to enhance students’ encounters with the history, contemporary experience, diverse cultures, and global context of the American South in transformative ways. Proposals may address that goal through such items as guest presentations, field expeditions, community-engagement activities, performances, student publications, or other innovative course elements.

Wilson Special Collections Library Summer Visiting Research Fellowships are available through the University Libraries for scholars (institutionally-affiliated or independent) who have or are actively pursuing a terminal degree in their discipline.

Graduate Support

McColl Dissertation Year Fellowship in Southern Studies The McColl Dissertation Year Fellowship provides one academic year’s funding for a UNC-CH Ph.D. Candidate to complete a doctoral dissertation on a topic related to the southern United States. The application deadline is March 16, 2020.

Summer Research Grants The Summer Research Grants provide financial support for summer research by UNC-CH graduate students. The application deadline is March 16, 2020.

Wilson Special Collections Library Doctoral Fellowships Available through the University Libraries, these awards support research in Southern studies making significant use of the rich and deep research resources available in the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill’s special collections. Pre-dissertation prospectus and dissertation research awards are available.

Jacquelyn Dowd Hall Grants The Southern Oral History Program invites applications for their Summer Graduate Research Fellowship made possible by the Jacquelyn Dowd Hall Fund, in honor of the founding Director of the SOHP. UNC-CH graduate students who have previously taken the Introduction to Oral History class (History 670) or who can demonstrate competency and experience with oral history methods may apply for funding to support oral history research. The application deadline is March 16, 2020. Learn how to apply via the Southern Oral History Program.

Graduate Student Travel Grants The Center offers UNC-CH graduate students grant support for travel expenses to scholarly conferences.

Graduate Research GrantsThe Center offers UNC-CH graduate students support for research-related expenses.

Undergraduate Support

Frances Ferris Hall Fund for Undergraduate Research – The Frances Ferris Hall Fund supports research by UNC-CH undergraduates on women in the American South. Awards of $3,000 will be conferred by the Office of Undergraduate Research.

Sounds of the South Award for Undergraduate Research – The Sounds of the South Award supports UNC-CH undergraduates wishing to record and work with musicians within any genre of southern music during the summer. One award of $1000 is available each summer.

SOHP Summer Undergraduate Research Assistantship Awards – The SOHP is offering two competitive summer 2020 undergraduate awards for students at UNC Chapel Hill. Summer undergraduate students will receive a $2500 stipend for Summer 2020. The Plambeck Award is for a student pursuing their own oral history project during summer 2020. The project must align with the expectations and standards of the SOHP’s work and mission. The Vogel Award provides funding for a student who wishes to spend the summer working in the office of the SOHP. This student will assist with collection processing, archival research, digital curation, and public engagement. The application deadline is March 16, 2020. Learn more about the awards and how to apply here.