Many voices,
many stories,
transforming lives

The Center for Documentary Studies (CDS) is dedicated to documentary expression and its role in creating a more just society. Part of Duke University, CDS teaches, produces and presents the documentary arts across a full range of media — photography, audio, film, writing, experimental and new media.

Research and Course Development Grants

CDS invites grant applications from Duke regular-rank faculty members to 1) support the development or redesign of undergraduate courses or 2) seed new research undertakings related to 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. Please see the RFPs for Course Development Grants and Research Seed Grants. The deadline is December 11.