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Grants for Oral History Projects

What: Outright funding up to $10,000 for community-based efforts to safeguard cultural resources through identifying, documenting, and/or collecting cultural heritage and community experiences through oral histories.

Why: This funding category provides resources for projects that focus on ensuring the long-term and wide availability of primary resources in the humanities. Projects preserve and create access to collections and cultural heritage resources of importance for research, education, and public programming in the humanities.

Who: This funding opportunity is available to U.S. nonprofit organizations with 501(c)(3) tax-exempt status, accredited public and 501(c)(3) institutions of higher education, state and local governmental agencies, and federally recognized Native American tribal governments.  

How: To apply for funding, click the “apply now” button below. Applicants will need to create an account on the Oklahoma Humanities online grants portal. All specific funding guidelines are communicated throughout the application. 

Grantees should note that oral histories, language preservation, and other interview-based projects should adhere to best practices for ethical information gathering and privacy. Grantees may consider contacting the Oklahoma Oral History Research Project through Oklahoma State University for additional assistance on technological and practical methods. 

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