OI Audio Fellowship

As part of its commitment to the diversity of the early American past and to promoting the highest-quality scholarship on early America for public use, the Omohundro Institute is piloting an OI Audio Fellowship for fresh histories of the American Revolution.

OI Audio fellows are expected to: 

  • Host up to two podcast episodes, the subject(s) to be determined by the fellow in consultation with OI staff. The release date and length of the episode(s) will be determined by the fellow and the OI.
  • Research the podcast episode(s) and write (a) first-pass script(s) as well as host the show(s). OI staff will collaborate with the fellow on an outline, provide podcast coaching as appropriate to the fellow’s experience, and support production of the show(s) as needed.
  • Join team discussions and meetings if and when they like. The meetings are not mandatory.

The OI will provide the following:

  • A stipend of $2,500 a month for two months of fellowship support ($5,000 total). There is no residency requirement.
  • A subsidy of up to $1,200 for theme music and voice acting for the show(s). 
  • Possible publication of the episode(s) on the Doing History and Ben Franklin’s World feeds. 
  • Shared ownership of the intellectual property; fellows retain the right to repost the episode(s) as they see fit but are asked to acknowledge the OI’s sponsorship if and when they do, including in any related print or digital publications (for example, conference papers, blogs, and interviews).

We are piloting a first iteration of this fellowship during summer 2021. If found viable, the next round of this fellowship will open for applications in September 2021 with an application deadline of November 1, 2021.