The Institute for Oral History currently provides three major research grants.
The Charlton Oral History Research Grant
Initiated in 2011, this annual award partners the Institute with individual scholars who are doing interviews of historical significance. The Institute helps fund the interviews and provides processing, transcribing, and preservation for the project. This award, named for our founder, Thomas L. Charlton, encourages the scholarship of an advanced oral historian whose research brings new viewpoints and fresh insights to a topic that has received little or no oral history application.
Community Oral History Grant
Texas nonprofit organizations may apply for an annual grant that provides financial support plus guidance in developing, conducting, processing, and presenting oral history projects initiated by the organization.
Faculty Research Fellows
Baylor University faculty scholars interested in creating oral history memoirs in their area of interest may apply for our annual fellowship, which provides a stipend as well as training, equipment, processing, and preservation support for faculty interview projects.
Past Visiting Research Fellows
Currently inactive, our visiting research fellowship brought scholars from the community at large to Waco for study among the archived oral history memoirs at Baylor. From 1999 through 2011, the fellowship contributed to the scholarship of eleven outstanding historians. We invite you to visit the Research Fellowship page to learn about their work.
The Institute for Oral History is one of many research initiatives at Baylor University. Learn more about these initiatives here.