About the Braden Storytelling Grant

The Braden Storytelling Grant is designed to support students who want to research, write, and produce an audio documentary based on interviews, research, or oral history archives. It’s an opportunity to learn how to tell research-driven stories in sound, and receive mentorship, teaching, and training throughout the process.

Many of our past Braden Grant stories have aired on the Storytelling Project’s award-winning podcast, State of the Human. Past stories have explored topics ranging from the oral tradition in India to cryptid folklore in Wisconsin to L.A.’s dying and gentrified Little Tokyo, to an unsolved murder on an Oklahoma reservation. The grant awards up to $2,500 and one-on-one mentorship to a small group of Stanford students each year. 

Grant applications are 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 complete their projects as part of a 1-unit course during the fall quarter.

Details about applying here. 

Questions? Contact SSP Managing Editor Laura Joyce Davis: laurajd@stanford.edu.