The VOW Story Fund is a unique opportunity for storytellers working in the field of human rights to receive holistic support for oral history projects that amplify the voices of people directly impacted by contemporary injustice.
The Fund allows us to incubate and develop new projects by providing oral history training, editorial guidance, and project funding to a diversity of human rights storytellers in need of institutional support.
Launched in spring of 2016, the Fund supports projects from storytellers of all stripes, including journalists, novelists, scholars, educators, and advocates.
Our goals are to:
- Promote ethical, empathy-based storytelling to illuminate human rights crises
- Ensure quality, innovation, and diversity in the stories VOW tells
- Ensure swift and reliable funding support for promising projects
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Thanks for your interest! We are currently at capacity and will be unable to review proposals until late 2017. Please check back for updates and proposal guidelines.
DISPATCHES FROM THE FIELD
A Q&A with Solito, Solita Editors Steven Mayers & Jonathan Freedman We’re excited to share an inside look into one of our newest oral history projects: Solito, Solita: Youth Migrants from Central America. Solito, Solita (Alone, Alone) sheds light [...]
A Q&A with Solitary Voices co-editor Taylor Pendergrass We’re excited to share an inside look into one of the newest oral history projects from Voice of Witness: Solitary Voices. Solitary Voices will examine the impact of [...]
A Q&A with How We Go Home editor Sara Sinclair We’re excited to share an inside look into one of the newest oral history projects from Voice of Witness: How We Go Home. How We [...]