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Digital Humanities: Awards & Fellowships

Resources for teaching and scholarship in the field of digital humanities.

Awards & Fellowships

ACLS Digital Innovation FellowshipsACLS Digital Innovation Fellowships are intended to support an academic year dedicated to work on a major scholarly project that takes a digital form. This program supports digitally based research projects in all disciplines of the humanities and related social sciences.

Alfred P. Sloan Digital Information Technology ProgramThis program seeks to better our understanding of the relationship between technology, information, and society, primarily through research on and the development of digital information technology for the conduct of scholarly research and public engagement with knowledge. Grantmaking in this program focuses on three distinct sub-areas: Data and Computational ResearchScholarly Communication, and Universal Access to Knowledge.

Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, Scholarly Communications and Information Technology Program: The Foundation’s grantmaking in scholarly communications has three main objectives: (1) to support libraries and archives in their efforts to preserve and provide access to materials of broad cultural and scholarly significance; (2) to assist scholars in the development of specialized resources that promise to open or advance fields of study in the humanities and humanistic social sciences; and (3) to strengthen the publication of humanistic scholarship and its dissemination to the widest possible audience.

Council on Library and Information Resources (CLIR)The Council on Library and Information Resources is an independent, nonprofit organization that forges strategies to enhance research, teaching, and learning environments in collaboration with libraries, cultural institutions, and communities of higher learning.

MacArthur Foundation, Digital Media & Learning: The Foundation makes grants and loans through four programs.The Media, Culture, and Special Initiatives support public interest media, including public radio, documentary programming, and work to explore the use of digital technologies to reach and engage the public.  The MacArthur Fellows Program awards five-year, unrestricted fellowships to individuals across all ages and fields who show exceptional merit and promise of continued creative work.

National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH): Office of Digital Humanities: The Office of Digital Humanities offers grant programs that explore how to harness new technology for humanities research as well as those that study digital culture from a humanistic perspective. To best tackle the broad, interdisciplinary questions that arise when studying digital technology, ODH works closely with the scholarly community and with other funding agencies in the United States and abroad, to encourage collaboration across national and disciplinary boundaries. In addition to sponsoring grant programs, ODH also participates in conferences and workshops with the scholarly community to help foster understanding of issues in the digital humanities and ensure we are meeting the needs of the field.