Oral History Grant

Since 2004, Utah Humanities Council and Utah State History have pooled their resources to fund oral history grant proposals, ensuring that the limited funds available are used to best advantage. Funds for Oral History Grants are made possible through the National Endowment for the Humanities We The People fund, and state appropriations. Generous support for the Oral History grant program has also been given by the George S. and Dolores Dore Eccles Foundation and EnergySolutions.

The primary purpose of the collaborative USH/UHC Oral History Program is to collect and transcribe oral histories, deposit transcripts and recordings with the Utah State Historical Society Library and other public deposition sites (such as local libraries), and make the content of the collected oral histories available to the general public through a live public program.

Eligibility and Guidelines

Funding Amount

Oral History Grants May Not Be Used For:

How to Apply


Program Start Date: Proposal must be submitted 6-8 weeks prior to project start date. Applicants should anticipate potential revisions to application as part of the review process.

Required Draft Application Deadlines

Final Application Deadlines

Notification Dates

Reviewed By

Review of draft required

Applications are accepted year round

Committee meets four (4) times per year

UHC & USH staff


Award Recipients

Funded Grants: Grant Award Package

When a grant is awarded, UHC will mail the Project Director their Award letter along with the following attachments: