Student Awards

Funding Opportunity for Documentary Fieldwork Available to Triangle-Area Undergraduates

Funding Opportunity for Documentary Fieldwork Available to Triangle-Area Undergraduates

Established in 1989 by the Center for Documentary Studies, the John Hope Franklin Student Documentary Awards are named for the noted scholar John Hope Franklin, the late professor emeritus of history at Duke University, in recognition of his lifetime accomplishments and his dedication to students and teaching. CDS makes these awards to undergraduates attending North Carolina’s Triangle-area […]


2016 John Hope Franklin Student Documentary Award Winners

2016 John Hope Franklin Student Documentary Award Winners

Five undergraduates from local universities pursued summerlong documentary projects as recipients of the 2016 John Hope Franklin Student Documentary Awards. While many of the Center for Documentary Studies‘ awards are national or international in focus, the John Hope Franklin awards go to Triangle-area undergraduates who wish to pursue projects involving oral history, photography, film or video, and/or writing. Established by […]


Triangle-Area Undergrads: Apply by February 15 for Summer Documentary Fieldwork Awards

Triangle-Area Undergrads: Apply by February 15 for Summer Documentary Fieldwork Awards

Established in 1990 by the Center for Documentary Studies, the John Hope Franklin Student Documentary Awards go to undergraduates attending North Carolina’s Triangle-area universities to help them conduct intensive summer-long documentary fieldwork projects, for which they receive up to $2,000. The awards are named for revered scholar John Hope Franklin, the late professor emeritus of history at Duke […]


2015 John Hope Franklin Award Winners Immerse Themselves in Summer-Long Documentary Projects

2015 John Hope Franklin Award Winners Immerse Themselves in Summer-Long Documentary Projects

And they’re off….six undergraduates and recent graduates from local universities will be pursuing summerlong documentary projects as recipients of the 2015 John Hope Franklin Student Documentary Awards. While many of the Center for Documentary Studies‘ awards are national or international in focus, the John Hope Franklin awards go to Triangle-area undergraduates who wish to pursue projects involving oral […]


Triangle-Area Undergrads: Apply During February 2015 for Student Documentary Awards

Triangle-Area Undergrads: Apply During February 2015 for Student Documentary Awards

Established in 1990 by the Center for Documentary Studies, the John Hope Franklin Student Documentary Awards go to undergraduates attending North Carolina’s Triangle-area universities to help them conduct intensive summer-long documentary fieldwork projects, for which they receive up to $2,000. The awards are named for revered scholar John Hope Franklin, the late professor emeritus of history at Duke […]


Event Celebrates Duke/CDS Alum Eric Gottesman’s First Photo Book, “Sudden Flowers”

Event Celebrates Duke/CDS Alum Eric Gottesman's First Photo Book, "Sudden Flowers"

On February 26, the Center for Documentary Studies is delighted to host the U.S. launch of Duke University/CDS alum (’98) Eric Gottesman’s first book, Sudden Flowers. Since 1999, when he was a fellow with Duke’s Hart Leadership Program, Gottesman has collaborated with Sudden Flowers, a collective of children living in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia—mostly AIDS orphans—to reimagine the harsh realities they experienced […]


2013 John Hope Franklin Award Winners Immerse Themselves in Summer-Long Documentary Projects

2013 John Hope Franklin Award Winners Immerse Themselves in Summer-Long Documentary Projects

And they’re off….three undergrads from local universities will be pursuing summer-long documentary projects as recipients of the 2013 John Hope Franklin Student Documentary Awards. While many of the Center for Documentary Studies‘ awards are national or international in focus, the John Hope Franklin awards go to Triangle-area undergraduates who wish to pursue projects involving oral history, photography, […]


2012 John Hope Franklin Award Winner Returns to Germany to Complete Documentary Film

Following a successful Kickstarter campaign, David Mayer, a recipient of a 2012 John Hope Franklin Student Documentary Award for his documentary film on the life of his grandfather during World War II, will be traveling back to Germany this summer to continue working on the project. David’s film is a personal and intimate retelling of […]


March 1 Deadline for the John Hope Franklin Student Documentary Awards

March 1 Deadline for the John Hope Franklin Student Documentary Awards

This year marks the twenty-third anniversary of the John Hope Franklin Student Documentary Awards, given to undergraduates attending Triangle-area universities to help them conduct summer-long documentary fieldwork projects. The annual awards are given by the Center for Documentary Studies and are named for the noted scholar John Hope Franklin, the late professor emeritus of history at Duke University, in […]


2012 John Hope Franklin Student Documentary Award Winners and Their Projects; 2013 Award Guidelines

2012 John Hope Franklin Student Documentary Award Winners and Their Projects; 2013 Award Guidelines

Established in 1989 by the Center for Documentary Studies, the John Hope Franklin Student Documentary Awards are named for the noted scholar John Hope Franklin, the late professor emeritus of history at Duke University, in recognition of his lifetime accomplishments and his dedication to students and teaching. CDS makes these awards to undergraduates attending North […]


2012 John Hope Franklin Student Documentary Prizewinners

2012 John Hope Franklin Student Documentary Prizewinners

  Established in 1989 by the Center for Documentary Studies, the John Hope Franklin Student Documentary Awards are named for the noted scholar John Hope Franklin, the late professor emeritus of history at Duke University, in recognition of his lifetime accomplishments and his dedication to students and teaching. CDS makes these awards to undergraduates attending […]


Apply Now: March 1 Deadline for 2012 John Hope Franklin Student Documentary Awards

Apply Now: March 1 Deadline for 2012 John Hope Franklin Student Documentary Awards

This year marks the twenty-second anniversary of the John Hope Franklin Student Documentary Awards. The awards are named for the noted scholar John Hope Franklin, the late professor emeritus of history at Duke University, in recognition of his lifetime accomplishments and his dedication to students and teaching. CDS makes these awards to undergraduates attending Triangle-area […]


2011 John Hope Franklin Student Documentary Prizewinners

2011 John Hope Franklin Student Documentary Prizewinners

Established in 1989 by the Center for Documentary Studies, the John Hope Franklin Student Documentary Awards are named for the noted scholar John Hope Franklin, the late professor emeritus of history at Duke University, in recognition of his lifetime accomplishments and his dedication to students and teaching. CDS makes these awards to undergraduates attending North […]


Apply for the 2011 John Hope Franklin Student Documentary Awards

Apply for the 2011 John Hope Franklin Student Documentary Awards

This year marks the twenty-first anniversary of the John Hope Franklin Student Documentary Awards. The awards are named for the noted scholar John Hope Franklin, the late professor emeritus of history at Duke University, in recognition of his lifetime accomplishments and his dedication to students and teaching. CDS makes these awards to undergraduates attending Triangle-area […]


Continuing Education Presentations and Graduation

Continuing Education Presentations and Graduation

Continuing Education Presentations and Graduation May 15, 2009 Lisa Marie Albert, Jennifer Carpenter, Jamara Knight, Margaret Morales, Jean Parker, Marcia Sutherland, Anne Weber Continuing Education students Jennifer Carpenter and Lisa Albert interviewed on WUNC’s “The State of Things” on May 15