Braden Grant

About the Braden Storytelling Grant

The Braden Storytelling Grant is designed to help support students who want to research, craft, and produce an audio documentary based on interviews conducted by the student or oral history archives. This is an opportunity to tell a research-driven story in sound.  It might be the story of a neighborhood, a music scene, or organization, or the history of a song, a building, an artwork, or the story of a cuisine, political or protest movement or those involved in them . . . really anything outside of yourself. Your final project will be an audio narrative narrative that can be featured on radio or podcasts, including the Storytelling Project’s award-winning podcast State of the Human. The grant awards up to $2,500 and provides close, one-on-one mentorship for the duration of the grant.

Grant applications are usually due in February each year, with decisions made in March.  Grantees participate in a short series of workshops in the spring quarter, conduct their research over the summer, and then take a 1-unit course in the following fall quarter in which they fully produce their story.  

Details about applying here. 


For any questions about the award not answered here, contact: tnaiman@stanford.edu