Sponsor Deadline
Posted: 10/9/2023

Center for Documentary Studies -- Course Development Grants in Documentary Studies

The Center for Documentary Studies (CDS) invites grant applications from regular-rank Duke faculty to support the development of new undergraduate courses, or the redesign of existing undergraduate courses, framed around documentary studies, broadly conceived.

Areas of focus might include videography and documentary film, photography, podcasting and other modes of audio documentary, oral history, more experimental media, and other digital practices. As a growing number of faculty engage with documentary studies, CDS wishes to enrich the offerings available to undergraduates and expand the scholarly and artistic communities who take part in CDS activities.

We are particularly interested in courses that:

  • Make effective use of the extensive documentary collections in the Duke Libraries, including the Archive of Documentary Arts; and/or
  • Engage students in applied research projects in partnership with local museums, historic sites or cultural institutions.

Deadline: December 11, 2023

Eligibility Requirements

Any Duke regular-rank faculty member whose home unit regularly offers undergraduate courses may apply.

Amount Description

Individual faculty members whose proposals are successful will receive $5,000 in discretionary funds, which may be deployed toward summer salary. Faculty may also apply as a pair, and if their application is successful, they will receive $7,500 in discretionary funds, with up to $3,750 available for summer salary for each faculty member.

Applicants (whether individual or in pairs) may also propose up to $2,500 (inclusive of fringe) to pay graduate students (doctoral students, including those in professional doctoral programs like the Th.D. or SJD; MFA students; or master’s students) for related course development and planning work.

Funding Type