June 16, 2022

Applications due July 6, 2022
Application: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdt7K0eGaqxfO079fOgBIh2nmJ6cVPsEDf8x1YJzRApaR2nGA/viewform

Are you a graduate student engaged in academic or professional work that you wish you could communicate to a broader audience? Interested in building your resume while learning how to tell compelling stories about meaningful topics? Curious about what you can do with a podcast?

If YES: the UW Libraries invites you to apply for Storytelling Fellows! This innovative, hands-on program is designed to highlight the interests and accomplishments of UW graduate students using digital storytelling skills and technologies. This totally free, four-week online program will take accepted fellows through the start-to-finish process of envisioning and creating a podcast suitable for an online portfolio, professional presentation, or academic project.

Folks who have participated in past Storytelling Fellows programs have created digital stories for the following reasons:

  • To make digital streaming content for websites
  • To communicate their work either to professional or public audiences
  • To learn a creative, emergent form they’ll use in their teaching
  • To learn a skill they can highlight on the job market and employ in their careers
  • To tell stories that have never been told and never will be unless they do it
  • To have pure fun

Storytelling Fellows Course Details:

The course will run from July 15, 2022, to August 5, 2022.

There will be four live Friday sessions hosted via web conference from either 2-4 pm or 3-5 pm (depending on what works best for everyone) on July 15, July 22, July 29, and August 5th. These sessions are mandatory.

Finishing a 2-5 minute podcast (or a podcast of any length) is mandatory.

Take a look at the syllabus for more information:

No previous experience with media-making is necessary. 

Really, the only requirement is a desire to be creative, to finish a project of your own design, and to interact with other graduate students across disciplines.