Call for Applications, Graduate Fellowship in the Digital Humanities

Applications for the Scholars’ Lab‘s prestigious Graduate Fellowships in the Digital Humanities are now being accepted for the 2015-2016 academic year. Applications are due March 23, 2015.

The fellowship supports ABD graduate students doing innovative, dissertation-related 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 DH community, have a voice in intellectual programming for the Scholars’ Lab, can make use of a dedicated grad lounge, 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 humanities research 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 demonstrate prior experience in digital scholarship. Experience can include work on a collaborative project, comfort with programing, design, and code management, experience with public scholarship, and critical engagement with digital tools. Applicants with Praxis Program or equivalent experience will have a competitive edge, but all are welcome to apply.

A complete application package will include the following materials:

  • a cover letter, addressed to the selection committee;
  • a Graduate Fellowship Application Form;
  • a dissertation abstract;
  • 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 research and/or public humanities projects;
  • a description of UVa library digital resources (content or expertise) that are relevant to the proposed project;
  • and 2-3 letters of nomination and support, at least one being from the applicant’s dissertation director.

Questions about Grad Fellowships and the application process should be directed to: Purdom Lindblad

Deadline: March 23, 2015
Notifications: April 17, 2015

 

The Scholars' Lab fosters a vibrant graduate community, rich with alumni, current fellows, student assistants, and fellow travelers. As the Head of Graduate Programs, I coordinate our two fellowship programs, the Graduate Fellowship in Digital Humanities and our innovative Praxis Program. In addition, I work with the international Praxis Network, which showcases new models of…

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