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A Great Lakes Colleges Association initiative supported by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation
bbryan@antiochcollege.edu
 

Open CFP! 2019-20 OHLA Undergraduate Research Fellowships

ANNOUNCING FUNDING FOR UNDERGRADUATE RESEARCH EMPLOYING INTERVIEW & DIGITAL STORYTELLING IN GLCA-AFFILIATED COLLEGES

PROPOSAL DUE: March 31, 2019

ELIGIBILITY: UNDERGRADUATE STUDENTS ATTENDING A GLCA-AFFILIATED COLLEGE 

WHAT: UNDERGRADUATES CHOSEN FOR FUNDING WILL RECEIVE $3500 TO CONDUCT COMMUNITY BASED RESEARCH USING ORAL HISTORY INTERVIEW METHODOLOGY, CULMINATING IN A DIGITAL PROJECT FEATURED IN THE STUDENT PROJECT ARCHIVE AT WWW.OHLA.INFO

ALL PROJECTS MUST HAVE A SPONSORING FACULTY MENTOR ON THEIR HOME CAMPUS, WHO WILL RECEIVE A $1500 HONORARIA FOR THEIR MENTORSHIP. FUNDED PROJECTS ARE ELIGIBLE FOR ADDITIONAL $300 TECHNOLOGY ALLOWANCE. 

AWARD NOTIFICATION: APRIL 12, 2019

MANDATORY TRAINING INSTITUTE FOR FUNDED PARTIES: JULY 9-13, 2019 @ ANTIOCH COLLEGE

FUNDS AVAILABLE: MID JULY, 2019

THE WORK PROPOSED MUST BE COMPLETED WITHIN THE 2019-20 ACADEMIC YEAR.


Through the Great Lakes Colleges Association’s Expanding Collaboration Initiative and the generous support of the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, Oral History in the Liberal Arts (OHLA) is pleased to be able to award a fourth year of microgrants supporting oral history projects that get students get out of the classroom and engaged in the community.

We support projects that:

  • Utilize best practice oral history methodology to foster meaningful dialogue while creating new primary source materials
  • Attempt a deeper investigation of themes introduced in coursework, and that explore those themes in an extended partnership with your sponsoring faculty
  • Demonstrate a willingness to connect to organizations in the communities around your campus, or communities of practice worldwide
  • Culminate in digital projects that integrate oral history narratives (such as OHMS, StoryMaps, or Timeline JS) as represented in the OHLA student project repository
  • Include participants who are persons of color or who come from historically underrepresented or marginalized populations, who hold diverse positions in diverse communities and embody varying levels of experience or education, and who come from different types of institutions and organizations.
  • We appreciate projects with a bilingual component to the interviews or innovative multimedia/multichannel dissemination strategies 

Before you apply:

PROPOSAL DUE DATE: March 31, 2019.

The OHLA review committee will begin the submission review process on April 2, 2019. All submissions received by that date will receive full consideration; submissions received after that date will be considered following the first round of reviews only if there are funds remaining after the initial grants are awarded.

RECIPIENT NOTIFICATION DATE: on or about April 12, 2019. 

How to Submit Proposals:

First complete our OHLA Undergraduate Research Fellowships Google Form, and then submit the full narrative proposals by email per the instructions.

Questions? Please contact OHLA Director Brooke Blackmon Bryan at bbryan@antiochcollege.edu 

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Brooke is Instructor of Cooperative Education at Antioch College, where she develops community-based and work-integrated learning experiences in Humanities and Media Arts for a 95-year old experiential program founded on Dewey's principles. Brooke is Co-Director of OHLA and helps to structure its overall aims. She researches object-based conservation cultures and is interested in how the digital age complicates informed consent. She mentors humanities-driven fieldwork and undergraduate research around the world.

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