Digital Humanities Fellows

The Scholars’ Lab is proud to announce that applications for our prestigious Graduate Fellowship in the Digital Humanities are being accepted for the 2017-2018 academic year. Applications are due February 28, 2017.

The fellowship supports ABD graduate students doing innovative work in the digital humanities at the University of Virginia. The Scholars’ Lab offers Grad Fellows advice and assistance with the creation and analysis of digital content, as well as consultation on intellectual property issues and best practices in digital scholarship and DH software development.

Fellows join our vibrant community, have a voice in intellectual programming for the Scholars’ Lab, make use of our dedicated grad office, and participate in one formal colloquium at the Library per semester.

Supported by the Jeffrey C. Walker Library Fund for Technology in the Humanities, the Matthew & Nancy Walker Library Fund, and a challenge grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities, the Graduate Fellowship in Digital Humanities is designed to advance the humanities and provide emerging digital scholars with an opportunity for growth.

Eligibility
Applicants must be ABD, having completed all course requirements and been admitted to candidacy for the doctorate in the humanities, social sciences or the arts at the University of Virginia.

Applicants must be enrolled full time in the year for which they are applying.

A faculty advisor must review and approve the scholarly content of the proposal.

Applicants are strongly encouraged to have Praxis Program or equivalent experience. Experience can include work on a collaborative digital project, comfort with programing and code management, public scholarship, and critical engagement with digital tools.

How to Apply
Email a complete application package including the following materials to scholarslab@virginia.edu :

  • a cover letter, addressed to the selection committee, containing:
    • a summary of the applicant’s plan for use of digital technologies in his or her dissertation research;
    • a summary of the applicant’s experience with digital projects;
    • a description of UVa digital resources (content or expertise) that are relevant to the proposed project;
  • a Graduate Fellowship Application Form;
  • a dissertation abstract;
  • and 2-3 letters of nomination and support, at least one being from the applicant’s dissertation director.

Deadline: February 28, 2017
Notifications: March 31, 2017

Questions about Grad Fellowships and the application process should be directed to scholarslab@virginia.edu.

 

Alison Booth is Professor of English and Academic Director of the Scholars’ Lab at the University of Virginia.  Her books include Homes and Haunts: Touring Writers’ Shrines and Countries (Oxford UP, 2016), How to Make It as a Woman: Collective Biographical History from Victoria to the Present (2004), and Greatness Engendered: George Eliot and Virginia…

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