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VOW STORY FUND

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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:

  1. Promote ethical, empathy-based storytelling to illuminate human rights crises
  2. Ensure quality, innovation, and diversity in the stories VOW tells
  3. Ensure swift and reliable funding support for promising projects

VOW STORY LAB

VIEW CURRENT PROJECTS

VOW STORY LAB FELLOWSHIPS

VOW Story Lab fellows receive oral history training, editorial guidance, peer support, and a small project stipend to develop sample narratives during a three-month pilot phase.

VOW BOOK FELLOWSHIPS

VOW Book Fellowships are awarded to select Story Lab fellows to support the full development of their project into a VOW book. Fellowships cover project expenses and a living stipend to support dedicated project time.

SUSTAIN THE STORIES

We envision the VOW Story Fund as an ongoing opportunity for human rights storytelling.

Click to make a monthly or annual sustainer gift to ensure its continued impact.

SUBMITTING A PROPOSAL

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

Ferguson: Another Side of the Story

By |May 10th, 2016|Categories: Civil Rights and Security, Ferguson, Poverty and Economic Rights, Racial Inequality, VOW Story Fund|

A Q&A with The Ferguson Moment editor Jimmie Briggs We’re excited to share an inside look into one of our newest oral history projects: The Ferguson Moment. The Ferguson Moment turns to the people of Ferguson, Missouri—activists, pastors, [...]

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A special message from our cofounder

By |May 1st, 2016|Categories: VOW Story Fund|

Dear Friends, Recently I was excited to share the news that Voice of Witness is establishing the VOW Story Fund to support urgent, inspiring human rights storytelling. Today, I invite you to join our efforts in [...]

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