University of North Carolina Audiovisual Research Fellowship

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University of North Carolina Audiovisual Research Fellowship

Award Amount: $2,500

Number of Awards: Not Known

Deadline: December 1, 2017

Winner Announcement: Not Known

Brief Description:

The Southern Folklife Collection (SFC) at the University of North Carolina is pleased to offer “SFC Audiovisual Research Fellowship”. Faculty, graduate students, and independent scholars who plan to use the AV resources available in the Southern Folklife Collection are eligible. Created through support from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, the fellowship program seeks to encourage scholarly use of the Southern Folklife Collection’s rich audiovisual collections.

Host Institution:

Established in 1940, the Curriculum in Folklore at UNC was one of the first graduate programs of its kind in the country. The early faculty included Ralph Steele Boggs, Arthur Palmer Hudson, and Guy B. Johnson, all of whom donated materials that were ultimately placed in the SFC. In 1968, faculty members of the Curriculum in Folklore established the UNC Folklore Archives.

Eligibility:

Please see the basic entry requirements below

  • Faculty, graduate students, and independent scholars who plan to use the AV resources available in the Southern Folklife Collection are eligible.
  • Preference will be given to applicants residing outside central North Carolina.
  • Foreign nationals must independently obtain a social security number and a visa before grant funds can be issued to them.

Instructions for Applying:

If you are interested in the position, your application should include:

  • Curriculum vitae(maximum two pages)
  • Narrative(maximum 500 words):
  1. A description of your project’s anticipated use of the Southern Folklife Collection. Please discuss specific SFC collections and their relevance to your project.
  2. A description of the anticipated research outcomes and audiences (e.g., print publications, audio or audiovisual publication, exhibition, public event, teaching, web-based resources).
  • Letter of recommendation from a professional colleague familiar with the applicant’s work. For graduate degree candidates, the recommendation must be from the professor directing the applicant’s research. Applicants are responsible for contacting and obtaining letters from those providing recommendations.

Submitting Details:

Complete application material must be sent to the address given below:

SFC Audiovisual Research Fellowship
c/o Steve Weiss
Southern Folklife Collection,
CB#3926, Wilson Library
Chapel Hill, NC 27515

smweiss-at-email.unc.edu

Award Description:

The person who does the best will receive $1,000.

Detailed Information Link:

http://library.unc.edu/wilson/sfc/av_research-fellowship-program/