The annual Phil Ochs Fellowship is a partnership between the Woody Guthrie Center Archives and A Still Small Voice Inc. This annual scholarship awards up to $5,000 to scholars pursuing topics or themes related to American folk music, specifically Ochs and folk musicians from the 1940s-1970s, whose messages inspired positive social change within American and global politics.
Applications for the 2021 fellowship are now closed.
In September 2014, the only daughter of Phil Ochs, Meegan Lee Ochs, donated an extensive collection of Phil Ochs materials to the Woody Guthrie Center Archives & Special Collections, including original lyrics, handwritten travel journals and notebooks, personal belongings, photographs, and audio and film recordings. In addition, the Woody Guthrie Center® was gifted the collections of Phil’s brother, Michael Ochs, and his sister, Sonny, in 2015 and 2018, respectively. Together these collections comprise more than 80 linear feet of archival materials related to the life of the folk singer and topical songwriter.
Please upload the following materials as PDFs to the form below.
* Research expenses only. No applications will be accepted that promote artists or musical compositions using original lyrics found in the archival collections.