Named in honor of our late founding member, OHMAR’s Martha Ross Prize is awarded annually to an undergraduate or graduate student creating original work in oral history. This award both recognizes the achievements of the student and her or his contributions to the field of oral history and provides financial assistance for the student’s current project (i.e., for travel or transcription costs, research, archiving, technology purchases, et cetera) in the amount of $500.
Throughout her career Martha Ross was instrumental in encouraging students and young professionals to practice oral history. As an educator, Martha believed that “We must be diligent in preparing and training as oral historians, so that our duty to capture and preserve an individual’s story contributes to and fosters the historical narrative.”
We are delighted that this award allows us to highlight individual work in oral history and to support the next generation of public historians.
Only complete applications will be considered.