Oral History Grants


Funding for the Collection and Transcription of Oral Histories

Oral History Grants ($3,000) are awarded for the collection and transcription of oral histories in Utah. Transcripts and recordings are deposited at the Utah State Historical Society Library and other deposition sites (such as local libraries), and the content of the collected oral histories is made available to the general public through a live public program. Oral History Grants are not made to individuals or for-profit entities. Grants are intended to fund one-time projects that are innovative, focused, well-defined, and of benefit and interest to the local community.

Funding is made possible through the Utah Division of State History and the National Endowment for the Humanities.


Funding Amounts

Oral History Grants are reviewed by UH and UDSH staff on a quarterly basis with the following application deadlines:

  • March 1 (mandatory draft) / April 1 (final)
          for projects starting on or after May 1

  • June 1 (mandatory draft) / July 1 (final)
          for projects starting on or after August 1

  • September 1 (mandatory draft) / October 1 (final)
          for projects starting on or after November 1

  • December 1 (mandatory draft) / January 1 (final)
          for projects starting on or after February 1

How to Apply

Guidelines for Oral History Grants
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Grant Administration Forms for Funded Grant Projects

Grant Agreement
Project Director Instructions
Fiscal Agent Instructions
Project Director’s Final Report Form
Congressional Letters Requirement
Cash Request Form
Audience Evaluation Form Sample
How to Conduct an Oral History Booklet
Recording Your Story Booklet (Museums Australia Victoria)
Interview Agreement
Product Check Template
Publicity Packet
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For questions about the content of your oral history grant, potential oral history scholars, or professional how-to’s, please contact Jed Rogers at the Utah Division of State History at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

If you have questions about the logistics of the application process after reading through all of the guidelines and instructions, please contact Caitlin McDonald by email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..  

 

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