The Center for the Digital Humanities is pleased to announce two summer grant opportunities open to all full-time CHSS faculty: a Digital Humanities Seed Grant and a Digital Humanities Project Grant.

The objective of these grants is to foster research, scholarship, and external grant-seeking in the Digital Humanities. Collaborations among individuals, departments, colleges, and institutions are encouraged; however, the principal investigator of the grant application must have an appointment in the College of Humanities and Social Sciences.

To submit your grant for consideration, please click the SUBMIT RESEARCH button in the LEFT NAVIGATION bar.


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Q: Can I use some of the funds to pay a student or alum to work with me?

R: Yes!

Q: Any advice on what reviewers are looking for in the application narrative?

R: Provide the Faculty Advisory Committee a research rationale; explain how the funding will help you, and a clear connections to the digital humanities. The SBR guidelines may prove useful as a model.

Q: Are Instructional Specialists eligible to apply for these grants?

R: Instructional Specialists have no research expectation; therefore, they are ineligible to apply for this grant funding.

Q: What is the Faculty Advisory Committee’s #1 priority when reviewing grant applications?

R: Reviewers primarily look to see that you outline clearly what makes your project a digital humanities project and how it will contribute to the digital humanities. Reporting expectation for each grant can be found in the seed and project grants page.

Q: I’ve received a CDH Summer Grant in the past, am I able to apply again? OR Can I apply for both a Project and a Seed grant?

R: There are currently no restrictions on how many, or which, grants for which one can apply, as long as the project meets the criteria.

Q: I see a question specific to GIS on the application. Am I required to use GIS technology as part of a grant?

R: GIS is not a requirement for either of the grants. GIS is a tech-heavy application and requires specialized support and with a growing demand for GIS in DH, we’ve asked this question in order to gauge the technical support need.


Q: Does the project need to be completed by August 31, or just the funds expensed?

R: Funds must be expensed before the 10-month contract begins.

Q: Is it expected that the Project Grant award be necessarily tied to a future external grant application or publication.

R: No. However, although the product of the Project Grant is not specified in the call, there is an expectation that some artifact adding to the body of knowledge will be produced.

Q: Does this award support projects at all stages of development?

R: Yes.