Storytellers Fellowship

Building on the foundation developed by the Storytellers for Good program, the Storytellers Fellowship provides students with the opportunity to learn about ethical and responsible community storytelling, promote ongoing community engagement work happening at and around Brown, interact meaningfully with Swearer Center constituencies and community partners and deepen self-reflection and self-assessment skills.

meet the Storytellers Fellowship Cohorts

The Storytellers Fellowship provides space for students interested in storytelling to explore social justice narratives through creative mediums such as audio production and videography. Storytellers will hone their skills and knowledge through workshops and trainings, with mentorship from Swearer Center staff and Brown faculty fellows. 

For the 2018-2019 academic year, up to 8 students will be selected. Fellowship program will begin with required orientation and retreat on Saturday, September 29 (10 a.m. to 3 p.m.). Fellows are also expected to attend weekly cohort meetings which will likely take place on Wednesday afternoons  from 3-5 p.m. (subject to change, dependent upon student availability). In addition to meetings, Fellows should plan to spend 5-8 hours per week planning, developing and producing stories. 

Storytellers Fellows are given a stipend of $1,000 per semester while completing the program.


Brown students may participate in the Storytellers Fellowship from their sophomore to senior years.


Applicants should prepare the following for submission through UFunds: 

  1. Resume
  2. Statement of interest (no more than two pages), to address the following prompts:
    • Please discuss why this opportunity is of interest to you at this point in your time at Brown;
    • Please discuss your understanding of social justice and the role that storytelling can play in its pursuit;
    • Please discuss how you expect this opportunity to align with your other academic, professional or personal goals.
  3. Work samples (up to 3)

To apply, visit UFunds and searching "Storytellers Fellowship" to begin the application process.

The deadline for applications has been extended to September 17. 

Applicants will be notified of their status by September 24. 


Mary-Kim Arnold, Faculty Fellow and Visiting Lecturer in English: or (401) 863-9266.