This grant supports student-initiated and executed oral history projects— and the campus faculty mentor who agrees to sponsor it. The expectation for the undergraduate student is to articulate and gain campus approval for an independent oral history research project that involves interviewing, creating digital archives or multimedia stories, and community engagement.
This student will undertake a full-time oral history project including planning, collection, processing, and archiving for the duration of a term of study at their institution. Awards provide a direct $3500 stipend to the student, a $1500 stipend to their sponsoring faculty member, and an allowance of $360 for customary and reasonable expenses of an oral history research project, such as travel for fieldwork or technology.
Expectations of the sponsoring faculty mentor include overarching support and mentorship during the fieldwork period, to ensure timely completion of the project’s goals, and co-authorship of a summary case study highlighting decision points and successes.
Together, the team will produce at least two process-oriented blog posts highlighting aspects of the project and approaches taken for an audience who is curious about project design and community engagement.