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Digital Humanities Project Incubation Grants

Posted by on Friday, September 2, 2022 in News, Opportunities, uncategorized.

The Center for Digital Humanities is thrilled to announce a new grant program for faculty-led digital humanities projects at Vanderbilt.  

This initiative provides significant support for project incubation, helping projects move from rough idea to functional proof of concept over the course of the academic year. The program supports faculty in creating digital humanities project “labs”:  teams of undergraduate, graduate, and faculty researchers with a dedicated yearlong residency at the Digital Humanities Center.  

DH Incubation Grants provide: 

  • Shared office and meeting space for project teams at 1101 19th Ave. S.  
  • Scalable funds for project development (software, hardware, storage, etc.) 
  • Assistance with recruiting undergraduate and graduate team members 
  • Financial support for graduate and undergraduate team members 
  • Conference travel funding for entire project teams 
  • Project planning and project management support throughout the year 
  • Training and technical consultation 
  • Grantwriting assistance 
  • Enriching community of fellow faculty project leaders and project teams 

Note that this grant program does not offer course releases. Project directors are expected to meet with their project teams and with other project directors regularly. The Digital Humanities Project Incubation Grant entails a minimum time commitment of 10 hours / month. 

We anticipate awarding 2-3 DH Incubation Grants in 2022-2023. Any Vanderbilt faculty are encouraged to apply. Postdocs are also eligible for this program. To apply, complete the application at the following link by Monday, October 3: 

Proposals not selected for DH Incubation Grants will automatically be considered for Digital Humanities Mini-grants.  

If you have questions, drop us a line or come to an information session about this grant program on Friday, September 9, from 2:00-3:00 pm at the Center for Digital Humanities.