We have extended the enrollment deadline to May 15, 2024. View the announcement.

Southern Futures Fellows

Southern Futures Fellows partner with communities, faculty, researchers, artists, policymakers, and storytellers to reimagine the American South through research and creative discovery — to build a future where all southern communities can flourish.

Consider this opportunity if:

  • You want to use the resources at Carolina in partnership with your community to find solutions to persistent challenges across regions of the South.
  • You want to use storytelling, music, or art to connect people and share the culture, history, and values of communities in the American South.
  • You want to conduct research that amplifies the voices, knowledge, and stories of the people who live in your community.

Available To:

New undergraduate students, both first-year and transfer, with an interest in contributing to the future prosperity of communities in the American South. Students interested in all majors are welcome.

Program Includes:

  • A one-time award of $5,000 to conduct mentored research, creative discovery, or service through Southern Futures during the summer after your first, second, or third year at Carolina.
  • Courses and programs that foster an understanding of the relationship between the American South and the world.
  • Connections and collaboration with students and faculty across all academic majors.