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Summer Research Grants

The application deadline for 2020 Summer Research Grants is March 27, 2020.

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.

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 invited and encouraged to participate in periodic SRC events during the following academic year.

To Apply

Please submit your application (as a single PDF file) to, 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 email a letter of support directly to the Center. This letter should assess the intellectual merit of your project and confirm that you are currently enrolled in good standing. Please ask your advisor to submit the letter to