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Oral History Association Grant and Fellowship Program

National Endowment for the Humanities

Funding Amount

$4,000 maximum

Matching Funds

Funding Cycle

Application Deadline was April 15, 2023
Unknown when application will re-open


These funds may be applied to travel, per diem, or transcription costs for research in places and situations in which a longer application time schedule may be problematic. Such crisis situations include but are not limited to wars, natural disasters, political and or economic/ethnic repression, or other currently emerging events of crisis proportions

This Research Fund is designed to provide a more expedient source of funding for these meaningful projects through an application process that is brief and that has a quick turnaround between the time of application and a decision on the receipt of funding

Who Can Apply

Contact the organization for additional information

Additional Eligibility Requirements

1. To apply for a grant, applicants should submit the following materials:

- A one-page research proposal that addresses the importance and scope of the project. Applicants should explain the nature of the emerging crisis they are researching, provide details about the interviews planned, and suggest arrangements for preserving the interviews and making them accessible for future use
- A detailed research budget that demonstrates how the grant funds will be spent. Typically, funds will be spent for travel, per diem, and/or transcription costs, although other reasonable expenses associated with oral history research may be considered. Equipment purchases, however, will not be allowed. A brief justification of all budget items should be included. This fund does not support indirect costs
- A current curriculum vitae

2. The Emerging Crises Oral History Research Fund Committee will review applications and forward its recommendations to the Oral History Association, which will make the award(s)

3. The Committee will make its recommendations within six weeks after the application due date

Applications should be formatted in Microsoft Word and uploaded via the application here:



Additional Information

For additional information and/or questions, contact Daisy Herrera at

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