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This award of £5,000 allows the Goodison Fellow a period of sustained engagement with the oral history collections in order to share the results in public domain.
The National Life Stories Goodison Fellowship series aims to increase public knowledge and awareness of oral history, particularly of the collections of National Life Stories.
This award is open to anyone resident in the United Kingdom who wishes to use the NLS oral history collections to reflect on life stories and memory, and share the results of their research in the public domain.
Outcomes from the Fellowship could be a series of national newspaper or magazine articles, an in-depth radio programme or series of programmes, a book, a journal article, an exhibition, a series of podcasts or an online or printed education resource.
The award is entitled the Goodison Fellowship in recognition of Sir Nicholas Goodison’s much-valued role as Chairman of National Life Stories from 2003 to 2015.
Past Goodison Fellowships
- In 2016 two Fellowships were awarded to Michael Bird, Hester Westley and Isabel Sutton focusing specifically on Artists’ Lives, supported as part of a generous grant from the Rootstein Hopkins Foundation. You can read about the outcomes of Michael's Fellowship in his case study.
- The 2015 inaugural Goodison Fellows were food writers and academics Polly Russell and Barley Blyton, whose jointly-held Fellowship was entitled ‘Food Matters’ and focused on the over 300 Food: From Source to Salespoint interviews, many of which are now available online. You can read about the outcomes of Polly and Barley's Fellowship in their case study.
Goodison Fellowship 2018-2019
Applications closed for the 2018-2019 Goodison Fellowship in November 2017.