Faculty Research Fellowships

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.

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 2020 is now closed - please check back in the fall of 2021 for the next fellowship opportunity.  

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 available here.
  3. Submit your completed cover sheet and your project narrative to BUIOH@baylor.edu by the application deadline.

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 (x3437) for more information.