Schlesinger Oral History Grants

The Schlesinger Library invites scholars who are conducting oral history interviews relevant to the history of women or gender in the United States to apply for support of up to $3,000.

This grant stipulates that the interviews take place in accordance with guidelines of the Oral History Association, that consent is obtained from interviewees for their words to be viewed by researchers worldwide, and that true copies or transcripts of the original recording of the oral interviews, as well as copies of the consent forms, be deposited in the Schlesinger Library upon completion.


Applications for 2020–2021 funding are currently being accepted. The deadline for submission is January 31, 2020.

Application Information



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Humanities : Anthropology & Ethnology, History, Literature
Social sciences : Gender studies, Identities, gender and sexuality, Information and Communication Sciences, Sociology