Call for applications for $5000 digital humanities jump-start awards, 3/23/2018
The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation initiative “Resilient Networks to Support Inclusive Digital Humanities” awards competitive jump-start grants of $5000 to member-institution faculty pursuing digital humanities projects. These grants are awarded as stipends or research accounts (depending on stipulations of the member institutions) to faculty developing projects that would benefit from the expertise of a network of digital humanities faculty, librarians, and students. Awarded faculty will be expected to lead at least one instructional session on their project at a later date. Each awarded project will also receive $6000 in support for two students (undergraduate or graduate) from member institutions to work on the project at a later date; it is expected that at least one of the students will be at a member institution different from that of the faculty. The projects will be supported by librarians from member institutions and are expected to share findings, methodology, data, and any software developed as part of the award. See projects funded in earlier rounds.
Faculty (full time tenured, non-tenured, and non-tenure-track) with continuing appointments at the following institutions are eligible: The George Washington University, Davidson College, Rice University, and Prairie View A&M University. Faculty in the humanities, or faculty engaged in humanistic research broadly construed, are eligible to apply.
The Principal Investigators of Resilient Networks will evaluate proposals according to the following criteria:
- Significance of the research question or approach
- Achievability within 9-12 months of the amount of work described
- Opportunity for collaborative research involving students and librarians
The review committee prefers projects that are interpretive, projects that make a scholarly argument through digital means and tools such as topic models, maps, visualizations, and multimedia essays over projects that propose only to digitize materials and put them online in a searchable database: the latter type of projects falls more into the purview of digital libraries than digital humanities.
Application Deadline: March 7, 2018
Extended Application Deadline: March 23, 2018
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