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Information Session on OHA’s Fellowship and Research Grants Program for Under/Unemployed Oral Historians. - Shared screen with speaker view
Dao Tran
15:18
possible to mute participants on arrival?
Carrie & Michael Kline
17:15
Are we supposed to be able to hear yet?
Rachel Garbus
17:32
Yes there is sound!
Dr. Keith D. Lee
17:52
yes did you remember to join by computer audio
Paul Ortiz, UF
20:28
Welcome, everyone! So excited for this opportunity to work with you!
Liú Chen
20:53
Thank you, OHA, for this grant opportunity! The focus on under and unemployed oral historians is so so important.
Sheree Franklin
23:32
Hello Everyone! I am newbie to this opportunity and Oral History. I am so excited to be involved, learn, grow and share! I am the Administrative Assistant to Dr. Gloria Wade-Gayles, Spelman College ( SIS Oral History Program)
Kisha King (she/her/hers)
24:31
HI everyone. I was really excited to receive the announcement and invitation to this info session. Can't wait to go through the process with you
Ashby (s/he)
26:11
Hello everyone! I’ve been in the oral history world for a while, and am now most involved in the Transgender Oral History project at Georgia State University. Very interested in learning more about the fellowship program.
Marie Cochran (she/her)
27:27
Forgot to say that I am in my final year as Lehman Brady Fellow/Dual Visiting Professor at Center for Documentary Studies at Duke University and American Studies Dept at UNC-Chapel University
Rafa/he/him
27:28
👏🏾
Liú Chen (they/them)
27:44
Shout out to Kelly!
Marie Cochran (she/her)
28:20
*UNC Chapel-Hill
Kelly Navies
28:42
Hi Liu!
Paul Ortiz, UF
29:06
Dear Colleagues, here is the link to the Oral History Association's website: https://www.oralhistory.org/ And please let me know if you have additional questions about OHA. My email is ortizprof@gmail.com
Dr. Keith D. Lee
31:52
Would you give the dates for the fellowship period again
Alex & Jas
32:14
April 2022-May 2023
Dr. Keith D. Lee
32:26
Thank you
Đoan Hoàng
32:34
Hello, all, grateful for this opportunity to learn about all of your work and this grant. As a survivor of the Fall of Saigon, I have been recording the stories of survivors of the Vietnam War since the age of 9 and made the PBS documentary Oh, Saigon featuring oral histories of different perspectives from war survivors.
Faith Bagley- OHA Program Associate
33:22
Fellowships will begin sometime between April 1 and May 31 2022, depending on your availability, and will run for 12 months
Jordan Buchanan
33:44
Do the mini grants cover oral history research projects?
Stephanie Lampkin, PhD
34:18
Do the mini grants support project planning?
Dr. Keith D. Lee
34:39
Question: Please explain more about the SS Disability with no work attachment?
Katie Dix
34:41
Good question, Stephanie! I have the same one!
Camilo Garzón
35:10
Can the project then be an oral history project that is not US-based, but international, or has oral histories conducted with narrators from other countries?
Jennifer Cullison (she, her, hers)
35:26
Would you please expand on the sense of contingent employment here. If we have a year-to-year contract and would give it up for this, would we qualify?
Gabriel Thompson
36:01
any idea how they define journalist? occasional freelance work considered “journalist”? or do they mean full-time staff?
George Topalidis
36:12
If am due to defend my dissertation at the end of January/early February is that close enough to January 15th?
Stephanie Lampkin, PhD
36:30
Thank you.
Diana Coryat
36:32
So applicants need to be very experienced in oral history projects, or can people from other fields who are now embarking on an oral history project apply?
pacey foster
36:48
Given that the goal is to help diversify the field, does this need to be a professionally trained oral historian or could it be a community culture keeper, griot, interviewer or story TELLER with deep cultural expertise who we help train?
Tracy Clark
37:08
I would like more detail on the "performing arts professional." I
Camilo Garzón
37:17
Great, thanks so much!
Katina Castillo She/Her/Ella
37:19
how can we frame the details of our proposal with a community while still adhering to SJ principles of shared power in the conception, design, strategy & implementation of the project? Can we center a broad focus goal that can be flexible to the leadership direction of the participants?
Jen Neuhaus
37:45
Can you confirm that the applicants must be individuals, not nonprofits facilitating an oral history project?
Tammy Clemons
38:03
What about someone has applied for disability and been denied or has an application in process?
Liú Chen (they/them)
38:28
I am a fully employed oral historian (for the first time! feels very lucky), working on the next iteration of a workforce training program in oral history for public housing residents. Would this work be eligible for the research grant, given that it focuses on under/unemployed people (even though I am not personally under/unemployed)? We envision the grant going towards our research and development of our curriculum.
bhagirathkhatiwada@gmail.com
38:36
Does the employee who works in the project has to be full time employee? Can an agency appoint two employees and have them work during weekends in 1FTE capacity?
Yolanda Hester
38:47
Can it be an already existing (long-term) project?
marion voices folklife + oral history program
38:58
for the mini-grants for research & work to build justice in the field, can teams apply? if so, can they be combined of people and supporting organizations/non-profits? or just individuals? and, last question: can individuals or teams submit multiple mini-grant applications for different projects, or be a part of or listed on different project teams/applications?
Fred Pelka
39:03
I'm still a bit confused on the "retirement" Social Security question. I am an elder who collects Social Security but work part time. So I am not really "retired" but under employed. Also, it is possible to be on SSDI and SSI and work, one would have to be in a "spend down" program. Someone who knows more about SSI/SSDI would be able to explain this more.
George Topalidis
39:12
If am due to defend my dissertation at the end of January/early February is that close enough to January 15th?
pacey foster
39:25
We are the mass hip-hop archive and want to partner with community members on this. THANKS! helpful
ZaDonna Slay
40:21
I am new to the OHA community. While this funding opportunity does not suit me (I am a full-time faculty member), are there other grant opportunities for those in academia?
George Topalidis
40:23
Thank you for that information.
Dr. Keith D. Lee
40:27
Question: Will it be possible to acquire more information about Social Security from the NEH?
Olivia D
40:47
Could you clarify: the mini-grants could cover oral history projects that are focused on oral history on a meta level, but ALSO regular oral history projects that are short-term (ie. those that would topically be covered by the main research grant)?
Cassidee Knott
41:00
If one is currently under employed as an oral historian working for a university seeking full-time employment within their current position through their university (with no guarantee that that will happen), could one still apply for the fellowship as they are currently under employed?
P. QUICK HALL
41:06
If I retired from a job, receive social security but not with restrictions on working, and have been working without pay managing a nonprofit organization and doing oral history projects in that context, would I be eligible?
Carol Gray
41:45
If we do not qualify this year (e.g., if we are not completing our PhD until the spring), will there be another round next year or is this grant available for this year only?
Liú Chen (they/them)
41:58
Got it. Thank you!
Dr. Keith D. Lee
42:09
Question: What are the grant application guidelines and requirements/components?
Ginger (she/her)
42:12
I was not able to attend the social justice workshop - is there a recording of that available?
Tammy Clemons
42:15
Okay, thanks! I'll pass it on!
marion voices folklife + oral history program
42:24
for the mini-grants for research & work to build justice in the field, can teams apply? if so, can they be combined of people and supporting organizations/non-profits? or just individuals? and, last question: can individuals or teams submit multiple mini-grant applications for different projects, or be a part of or listed on different project teams/applications?
Robert Smyth
42:30
Can the project be the organizing & preservation of 0 plus years recordings of an Interdisciplinary Arts Conference that includes poetry, storytelling, that includes Joseph Campbell, Naomie Shiba Nice, Robert Bly & others.
La Sam (She/Ella) Los Angeles
42:39
***Questions by Ginger
Carol Gray
43:28
I understand that the mission of the grant it to bring in underrepresented voices and historians. I have a social justice oral history project in another country but I am a white middle class person so I'm assuming I should not apply for this grant, is that right?
alyssakammerman
43:45
Part of the fellowship requirements include being able to work full time for a year. I am due to have a baby in July. Would that disqualify me from being able to apply, even if my maternity leave was short?
Diana Coryat
43:50
Can you expand on the sustainability criteria?
Jackie Lois
43:52
I want to address “retirement” underemployment and the perception of age discrimination. I too am retired over age 65 receiving social security (not disability). I wish to apply , and would like to challenge the notion that a retired person is by definition if not working or in need of employment.
Colette Denali Montoya-Sloan
44:01
Can awardees take on short-term consulting work (as a 1099 employee) during the grant period?
Kelly
44:25
If someone is employed and seeking to be employed as an oral historian, would they need to be resigned from their current role prior to applying to the fellowship?
Robert Smyth
44:26
Just posted the question about preserving recordings of a conference. It should say 20 plus years.
BHAGIRATH KHATIWADA
44:32
Can a volunteer who works in a non-profit organization apply for this grant?
Jennifer Cullison (she, her, hers)
44:32
What would you suggest to people who would have to give up health insurance that comes with a contingent contract in order to take this grant? This seems a limiting factor that would stop some people from applying.
Colette Denali Montoya-Sloan
44:44
(I belong to a collective of Indigenous activists and occasionally receive honoraria for speaking)
Tracy Clark
44:48
I would like more detail on the "performing arts professional."
Tammy Rae Matthews (she/her)
45:08
Do you have to be fully defended by Jan 15 for the mini-grants?
Diana Coryat
45:14
Can you repeat again the sources of institutional support that was mentioned?
madhusmitabora
45:21
Hello, I am a freelance journalist, a cultural keeper and a homeschooling mom (not his instructor, though). Does that make me not eligible?
Kenji Cataldo
45:23
Would someone who is finishing up a different year-long fellowship in May (also a Covid-response funding opportunity) and doesn’t have work lined up afterwards be eligible employment-wise?
Katina Castillo She/Her/Ella
45:27
Did I miss the decision announcement date/timeline for the fellowship?
Lynn Lewis
45:27
Can we apply for a phase of a larger oral history project that includes interviews but also archiving
Ashby (s/he)
45:35
How is the fellowship structured to support oral historians seeking full time employment after the program?
C. Díaz
45:57
Great question Kenji! I also have this question: Would someone who is finishing up a different year-long fellowship in May (also a Covid-response funding opportunity) and doesn’t have work lined up afterwards be eligible employment-wise?
Michele Washington
46:38
What if you work and collect Social Security does that eliminate you
Fernanda Espinosa
46:50
1. Could you provide and example of what kind of project would in partner with an organization, be eligible? For example, if the organization already has a established project, but the proposal is to generate or support a new branch of the project? And
Dr. Keith D. Lee
46:51
Thank you for developing a future FAQ based on this conversation and other questions.
Olivia D
47:18
thank you!
dpitman-rosas
47:30
Can you talk more about the supports provided during the fellowship?
Rafa/he/him
48:01
Can it be an ongoing project that was launched by academic institutions but the individual will be graduating and would like to continue to work on the project full time? Sorry if this has been answered already.
Faith Bagley- OHA Program Associate
48:02
https://www.oralhistory.org/neh/
Fernanda Espinosa
48:23
2. Can people apply to both fellowship and mini grants, or just one?
Robert Smyth
49:00
Can the grant be awarded to a non-profit to pay an individual doing a project?
Tammy Clemons
49:00
They said you can apply for both but only receive one, prioritize if one is more important than another.
marion voices folklife + oral history program
49:22
how do freelancers fit into the idea of “underemployed”? like: freelancers experience a lot of precarity & don’t have stability, & work across multiple orgs, but may have lots of contracts at some points & none at others.
Kevin Sutcliffe
49:34
Sorry I came in a bit late - would the projects from the mini grant (oral history stories) be hosted /accessible on your department's website?
Fred Pelka
50:03
When you contact the NEH you might want to point out that both SSI and SSDI have programs that enable people to work and still be eligible for those programs. This enables people with disabilities to pursue employment while remaining on Medicaid as their health insurance provider. You might also add that since disability is now recognized as a form of diversity, and given how many people with disabilities are on SSI and SSDI, to exclude anyone on those programs would seem to work against the goal of including typically marginalized communities.
Ari Mejia
50:10
I came late too! Wondering if possible to use the grant for a team vs. one person?
phrie xyz
50:18
does an applicant have to have a formal humanities and oral history background? can build a support team
Lynn Lewis
51:27
If an applicant is Adjuncting one class which basically covers our health insurance, will that disqualify someone?
katie
51:36
So the focus on addressing "historic exclusions" is based upon the practitioner and not the project?
Dr. Keith D. Lee
51:58
When speaking with NEH representative, you might review the Public Scholars Grant with similar requirements offered by NEH which does not seem to have a SS requirement as a rationale.
TBodony
52:01
Please explain the eligibility restriction on homeschooling instructors. Does that apply to a parent serving as a homeschool teacher for his or her own children?
BHAGIRATH KHATIWADA
52:17
can you speak on the upper cap of the funding ,please?
marion voices folklife + oral history program
52:17
^^
BHAGIRATH KHATIWADA
52:50
do we have to submit budget justification?
madhusmitabora
53:14
Thank you!
Fanny Garcia
53:32
Thank you, everyone. This is super helpful.
Ginger (she/her)
53:44
Someone mentioned a parallel NEH grant to smaller cultural organizations - could you put the name of that program in the chat?
Lynn Lewis
53:55
Some of us have always worked full time and often carried a second job :) usually out of necessity. It's possible to juggle both, not optimal of course!
Tracy Clark
53:57
If a person is normally a performer but will not perform during the grant period, can they apply?
BHAGIRATH KHATIWADA
54:12
who does the final product go to? the who does the project or to OHA?
Diana Coryat
54:36
Can you clarify or expand on the sustainability criteria?
BHAGIRATH KHATIWADA
54:44
"the one who*
ellenbrooks
55:21
Does the timeline for the Fellowship (April/May 22-23) also apply to the mini-grant projects?
Ashby (s/he)
56:22
Thank you!
Katina Castillo She/Her/Ella
56:23
Are there expectations for the project to in some way belong to the OHA, or able to be used by the OHA?
Dr. Keith D. Lee
56:24
Question: Would you please describe what types of professional development, mentoring and training that OHA is anticipating and what time requirements are anticipated?
Umay Ezer
57:04
Is the grant paid in installments like monthly salary?
Diana Coryat
58:03
Follow up question on sustainability - so the sustainability is for the person as an oral historian, not for the sustainability of the project they are working on?
pacey foster
58:13
Is there any preference for projects that will include the results in an archive, collection or other public facing repository?
Wanda Mahoney (she/her)
58:27
Repeating question from someone else (that I also have): Does the timeline for the Fellowship (April/May 22-23) also apply to the mini-grant projects?
Carol Gray
59:56
You might have already said this, but how much are the mini-grants for and are those also primarily for underrepresented populations?
katie
01:00:02
thanks
Dr. Keith D. Lee
01:00:04
Question: Eleven fellowship will be awarded, how many mini-grants will be awarded?
Tomonori Nagano (private)
01:00:39
I missed the beginning part of this session. Will the recording be shared?
Ginger (she/her)
01:00:48
Does the person have to have a degree in the humanities, if their degree is in environmental management, but they have been practicing oral historian and ethnography for years?
Faith Bagley- OHA Program Associate
01:01:06
Yes, the recording will be shared afterwards
Lynn Lewis
01:01:11
Will we receive a 1099 at the end of the year?
Carrie & Michael Kline
01:01:41
Are resistance organizers an underrepresented group that would fit in the research grant?
Lynn Lewis
01:01:58
May we apply for project related expenses throughout the year or do we need to identify those upfront?
Tammy Clemons
01:02:21
Can you say more about eligible items for the additional "$2100 for other expenses" for the fellowship? Does this include travel? Interview compensation?
Tammy Clemons
01:02:53
Hi Carrie and Michael! ❤
Angela LeBlanc-Ernest
01:03:04
Are digital humanities projects that are designed to incorporate the oral histories considered when assessing sustainability or is sustainability specifically about employment beyond the fellowship year?
P. QUICK HALL
01:04:58
Are staff members available to respond to questions before the application deadline?
Tammy Clemons
01:05:53
Also, are there more details available on the "online interviewing and transcription platform"?
Rachel Garbus
01:06:05
Thank you for this info! For the mini-grants: if projects have some other funding sources, are they still eligible for this grant?
Lynn Lewis
01:06:24
Thank you so much for making this happen and good luck to all of the applicants!
Fanny Garcia
01:06:31
Thank you!
Ginger (she/her)
01:06:44
I like to pay interviewees - if the $2100 is not sufficient to cover that and other operating expenses, could I look for funds from a different source to help compensate interviewees?
P. QUICK HALL
01:07:07
Thank you for providing this session.
marion voices folklife + oral history program
01:07:19
yessssss plz pay narrators 👏🔥💥
Dr. Keith D. Lee
01:07:24
Question: Thank you for this information Session: Will you have a second session after speaking with NEH Representative and when do you anticipate FAQ will be available
Kelly
01:07:30
Would the grant be able to be used to compensate narrators or is it solely for the fellow?
Yolanda Hester
01:08:14
Thank you so much!
La Sam (She/Ella) Los Angeles
01:08:34
Thank you for all this information!
Priscilla Martinez
01:08:46
Thank you! I am not eligible, but I wish you all luck! Thank you to the selection committee for taking this on!
Fernanda Espinosa
01:09:35
Reposting this important question: Reposting this question: Follow up question on sustainability - so the sustainability is for the person as an oral historian, not for the sustainability of the project they are working on?
Louis.Kyriakoudes@mtsu.edu
01:09:47
Here is the page at the NEH that describes all the grant making programs that are now ongoing.
Louis.Kyriakoudes@mtsu.edu
01:09:48
https://www.neh.gov/sharp/grantmaking
Fernanda Espinosa
01:11:03
Thanks!
Colette Denali Montoya-Sloan
01:11:15
do Indigenous applicants need to provide enrollment verification?
Rose Esber
01:11:19
how many mini grants?
Carol Gray
01:11:32
how much are the mini-grants, how many of them are there, and are they restricted to people who are from underrepresented communities?
Fanny Garcia
01:11:34
to be eligible you can't be in OHA council, but can you be on a committee?
Rose Esber
01:11:37
Thank you all for this amazing effort!!
Dr. Keith D. Lee
01:11:52
Question: When will the FAQ be available?
alyssakammerman
01:12:00
Part of the fellowship requirements include being able to work full time for a year. I am due to have a baby in July. Would that disqualify me from being able to apply, even if my maternity leave was short?
Faith Bagley- OHA Program Associate
01:12:22
We will work to have the FAQ available by early next week
Carrie & Michael Kline
01:12:43
Are resistance organizers like pipeline fighters an underrepresented group that would fit in the research grant if we’re documenting them and perhaps making theater?
Lydia Yousief (she/her/هي)
01:12:44
Thank y’all so much for this opportunity!
Carol Gray
01:13:23
I just wanted to tell whoever wrote this grant that you all did an awesome thing for this community, for the field, for the stories that need to be told, etc. Thank you.
Tammy Clemons
01:13:42
Honorarium for mentors?
Louis.Kyriakoudes@mtsu.edu
01:14:12
Yes, we have budgeted for honoraria for mentors
Rose Esber
01:14:20
I agree with you Carol Gray!
Dr. Keith D. Lee
01:14:25
The mentorship component is not included in the fellowship amount rather the cost of it will be paid by OHa
C. Díaz
01:14:38
yes, very excited for this opportunity!
C. Díaz
01:14:50
thanks for acknowledging that, Carol
Faith Bagley- OHA Program Associate
01:14:51
The selection committee, and their emails, are listed here: https://www.oralhistory.org/neh/#Selection-Committee. For other questions you can also email the OHA at oha@oralhistory.org and we will work to answer your questions.
Louis.Kyriakoudes@mtsu.edu
01:15:22
Mentor honoraria are part of the general grant budget and do not come from fellows' stipends.
C. Díaz
01:15:42
thank you Marie for saying all this, so true
pacey foster
01:15:54
Thanks for uplifting this Marie. My thought exactly
Dr. Keith D. Lee
01:16:27
I want to spread the word about this fellowship and agree with Marie that some confusion exist related to community griot style oral historians versus academically trained oral historians. Not sure how to explain the award criteria.
Tammy Clemons
01:17:00
Could their be a service-learning partnership with an academic institution?
alyssakammerman
01:17:03
Thank you everyone! Such a great opportunity!!
Rachel Garbus
01:17:24
Thank you all!
Diana Coryat
01:17:45
Thank you for the seminar!
Le Datta Grimes
01:18:26
Thank you all. This was highly informative!
Dr. Keith D. Lee
01:18:27
Suggestion: While not planned for a second information session, please consider a second information session.
Louis.Kyriakoudes@mtsu.edu
01:18:30
Tammy Clemmons, I think an oral history project with a service learning component is very interesting and would be competitive.
Carol Gray
01:18:44
To the speaker with the contingent faculty question: You can totally ask for a leave of absence. I teach at a community college and have seniority and when I got a grant for a year, I asked for a leave of absence, had the letter confirming approval of the leave placed in my personnel file and it did not count against me in terms of losing my seniority by not being able to teach for the year.
Rae Garringer (they/them)
01:20:26
Thank you all, so much, for this very helpful session, and for making this grant/fellowship available. It’s so needed.
Kelly
01:20:33
From the Preservation Society of Charleston, I thank you all for answering all of our questions!
Tammy Clemons
01:20:49
Are there more details available on the "online interviewing and transcription platform" available for the fellowship?
Dr. Deidre B. Flowers
01:21:00
Thank you for this information session.
Robert Smyth
01:21:16
Thank you for this session. It has provided excellent info and has great goals!
Liú Chen (they/them)
01:21:17
👏🏽
Katie Dix
01:21:29
Yes! Thank you for writing the grant and developing this program! This has been a rough couple years of underemployment.
Angela LeBlanc-Ernest
01:21:37
Thank you for all of this information!
Ashby (s/he)
01:21:43
Thank you for this SUPER informative session.
pacey foster
01:21:48
Thank you for this session and the design of this grant!
Rose Esber
01:21:50
👏🏽 Thanks to OHA and everyone involved. An enormous and appreciated effort!!
Dr. Keith D. Lee
01:21:51
This is an innovative start and beginning. Nice job and very creative planning shows in this grant opportunity. Thanks
Ginger (she/her)
01:22:10
Thank you so much, it will be very exciting to see what comes from this opportunity and the fellows work!
Đoan Hoàng
01:22:12
Bravo! Thank all of you!
Emilie Springer
01:22:24
Thank you!
Liú Chen (they/them)
01:22:24
Deep thanks to everyone!
Tammy Clemons
01:22:26
Thanks so much!
Tomonori Nagano (private)
01:22:28
Thank you!
Tori Tucker (she/her)
01:22:29
Thank you!
Jennifer Cullison (she, her, hers)
01:22:29
Thank you very much!
Jillian Smith
01:22:30
Thanks so much!
Colette Denali Montoya-Sloan
01:22:33
thank you so much!
Lynn Lewis
01:22:34
Take care and thank you everyone
jeffrey nagle
01:22:36
Thank you all so much!
Fernanda Espinosa
01:22:37
Thank you so much!
Tracy Clark
01:22:39
Thanks everyone!
dpitman-rosas
01:22:42
Thank you for your time and efforts!
Katie Dix
01:22:43
Thank you!
Fanny Garcia
01:22:43
Gracias!
Daisy Herrera, UCR
01:22:45
Happy holidays, everyone!
john money
01:22:45
Thank you!
Fanny Garcia
01:22:57
Faith is fantastic!
Liú Chen (they/them)
01:22:58
Thank you, Cheyenne!
Sarah Dziedzic (she/her)
01:23:01
Thanks everyone!
Carol Gray
01:23:03
Awesome job everyone!!
Karen Lanier
01:23:06
Thank you for making the opportunity and all the information available!
Jasmin Temblador
01:23:06
Thank you all so much
marion voices folklife + oral history program
01:23:17
thank you faith! thank you cheyenne! ❤️👏💥
Sara Sinclair
01:23:29
Thanks all