Story+ is a 6-week summer research experience for Duke undergraduates interested in exploring humanities research approaches (archival research, oral histories, narrative analysis, visual analysis, and more). The program combines research with an emphasis on storytelling for different public audiences. In Story+, students are organized into small project teams and have the opportunity to participate in a flexible mini “curriculum” on research methods and storytelling strategies. Team projects may be led by Duke faculty, Duke librarians, or non-profit organizations, and will be supervised on a day-to-day basis by graduate student mentors. Stay tuned for application dates for Summer 2019!

Story+ takes place during Summer Session 1. Undergraduate students will receive up to $3,000 to defray housing and living expenses. Please note that amounts may be lower for projects with off-campus components, as special arrangements for housing, meals, etc. will be made for students at the field sites. For participating students receiving need-based financial aid, Duke will assume responsibility for half of the "summer earnings" requirement. Graduate students can receive stipend or travel support up to $2,500. 

Please browse below to learn more about Story+ projects from 2017 and 2018. Story+ is offered through the FHI and Bass Connections, in partnership with the Duke University Libraries and Versatile Humanists at Duke.

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For Graduate Applicants

For Undergraduate Applicants

  • Join us for our FHI Undergraduate Open House Sept 4, 2018!
  • Story+ Information Sessions Coming Soon!

Completed Projects

Our story starts a millennium ago, in the ninth century. A... read more »

For the Story+ summer 2018 project, An Illustrated Memoir of... read more »


Coal is still king in many parts of Appalachia, even if it... read more »

As it approaches its 10th year, the Left of Black (LoB) weekly... read more »

Every week, during the turbulent years of the African American... read more »

Advertising is a powerful force within society—both... read more »

This Story+ program will invite students to use a series of new... read more »

Nearly sixty years ago, a group of visionaries from the North... read more »

Since opening its doors in 1932, the Duke Chapel has served as... read more »

Student Action with Farmworkers has been working with young... read more »

American capitalism has always created opportunities for... read more »

The United States has seen an explosion of efforts to raise... read more »

February 13, 2019 will mark the 50th anniversary of the Allen... read more »

The Lisa Unger Baskin Collection, acquired by the Rubenstein... read more »