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Baylor Faculty Research Fellows

Each year since 1971 the Institute for Oral History has sponsored oral history research for Baylor University faculty members. Faculty Research Fellows record oral history interviews with individuals in their specific fields of interest. Fellows use the information gained in interviews to enhance publications on their topics in scholarly articles, papers, and monographs. The recordings and transcripts from their interviews become part of the permanent oral history collection of the university.

Early each fall semester, the Institute accepts project proposals from Baylor faculty members for oral histories to be conducted beginning in June of the next fiscal year. The application period for the 2014-2015 Fellowship extends from September 1 through November 15, 2013.  The application process is simple:

  1. Plan your project and create a descriptive narrative, including its purpose, your research plan, your proposed interviewees, a statement about the potential historical significance of the project, and your plans for publishing or disseminating the project results.
  2. Complete the Faculty Fellow Cover Sheet.
  3. Send your completed cover sheet and your project narrative by e-mail to Stephen Sloan by November 15, 2013.

A Fellowship stipend up to $2,500 is payable as salary (one-half is paid with the June salary; the other half, upon completion of the project). In addition to a stipend, Fellows receive training, consultation, equipment use, and transcription services from the Institute.

Baylor faculty may contact the Institute (x. 3437) for more information.




Institute for Oral History
One Bear Place #97271
Waco, TX 76798
254.710.3437
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