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The application deadline for 2022 Summer Research Grants will be in February 2022, and the exact date will be announced when the Summer Research Grant is formally announced and publicized. 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.

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