2022-23 Charlton Oral History Grant - Deadline is Friday, January 27th!

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All grantees will agree to follow the Principles and Best Practices established by the Oral History Association; adhere to the establish procedures of the Institute for Oral History; and obtain signed consent and transfer of copyright from interviewees, using the Institute's Deed of Gift form. In addition, grantees will agree to deposit recordings and transcripts created under the grant in the Baylor University Libraries and submit a brief report about the work accomplished under the grant no later than one year from the date the grant goes into the effect. Grantees will also agree to propose a paper based on the funded research for presentation at the 2024 or 2025 Oral History Association meeting. If the grantee's submission is accepted by OHA for 2024 or 2025 conference, the Institute will pay the grantee's basic registration fee to attend the meeting.


Grantees may use the funds for expense related to oral history interviews, including the interviewer's time, travel, lodging expenses, and incidental research expenses. Funds may be used to purchase digital audio recording equipment, but not video recording equipment. All equipment and recording media must conform to the current standards of the Institute. If necessary, the Institute will furnish audio recording equipment and media to ensure quality. Applicants need not include transcription costs in their expense plans. In addition to funding the interviews, the Institute will fund all expenses for processing, transcribing, and preserving the recordings, which will be accomplished in-house by Institute staff. Grantees will receive up to $3000 in funding, payable in three installments, during summer 2023 and over 2023-2024 academic year.


Non-US citizens are eligible but should contact the Institute regarding visas and other required paperwork before applying. Interviews in languages other than English are not eligible for the grant.


Application will be evaluated on the significance of the research for providing a fresh approach to the subject and its potential for advancing knowledge; the originality, clarity, and precision of the project proposal; the applicant's past record of producing high-quality oral history research; the potential for successful completion of the project within the contract period; the anticipated use of the interviews in a publication, presentation, or other public outcome.


Applications must be received by January 27, 2023.

Interviews should be completed by April 30, 2024.

For more information, including past recipients and application guidelines, visit - www.baylor.edu/oralhistory/

The Charlton Oral History Research Grant honors Dr. Thomas L. Charlton, founder of the Institute for Oral History, whose vision for invation oral history research inspired our mission. Tom Charlton devoted his career to opening doors for both beginning and advanced oral historians, always encouraging us to stretch further, dig deeper, and think bigger.