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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.

Visiting Scholars – Individuals who hold appointments at other academic or research institutions and are visiting to work with a particular faculty member or principal investigator on a research project but do not receive a paid appointment at UNC-Chapel Hill.

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. Deadline has passed, return for the announcement of the Spring 2019 deadline.

Summer Research Grants The Summer Research Grants provide financial support for summer research by UNC-CH graduate students.

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.

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. We will award one $4,000 summer fellowship. To apply, please send a CV and 2-page project proposal that details your research plans, timeline, and connection to oral history to  Questions may be addressed to the same email address.

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.