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2017 Summer Grants

Summer Grants


Deadline: May 19, 2017
Grant Awardees will be notified no later than June 16, 2017
Funding available July 1, 2017
Must be expensed by August 31st, 2017


The CHSS 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.

Applications will be reviewed by the CHSS Center for the Digital Humanities Faculty Advisory Committee and recommendations provided to the Dean for final determination.


CHSS Digital Humanities Seed Grant ($1,000) – Two Awards

The CHSS Center for the Digital Humanities Seed Grants are intended to provide summer stipends for developing external grant applications focused on the Digital Humanities. Projects already receiving Dean’s office funding will not be considered.  The period for the grant development is the summer of 2017.

Upon submission of the grant, Seed Grant awardees will send a copy of the grant proposal application (including proof of submission) to The Center. Although funds need to be expensed by August 31st, 2017, proof of grant submission must be provided to the Center by the grant deadline date.  Awardees are required to submit a brief executive summary on the subject of the grant proposal. Successful applicants will present their work to the university community during the fall semester, in coordination with the Center, and will have a description of their research posted on the Center’s website.

CHSS Digital Humanities Project Grant ($4,000) – Two Awards

The CHSS Center for the Digital Humanities Project Grants are intended to provide summer stipends to support an ongoing Digital Humanities research project.  The work is to take place, and funds expensed, no later than August 31st, 2017.  Projects already receiving Dean’s Office funding are ineligible; those with existing external grant funding will have priority.

Award recipients must submit an activity report to the Director of the CHSS Center for the Digital Humanities no later than Monday, December 4th. Guidelines for the activity report will be made available on the Center’s website in the fall. Awardees are to provide a description of the research and its results to be posted to the CHSS Center for the Digital Humanities web site, and to give a formal research presentation on the work during the ensuing academic year, as coordinated with the Center.


Please submit your application using the online form. You will be asked to fill in the following:

  • Primary Contact 
    Name, email address, phone, department
  • List of Collaborators
    Names, contact information, affiliations, roles and what they bring to the collaboration
  • Narrative 
    Describe the planned topic area and scope of work, how the results advance the field of digital humanities, what value the project will add to the field, and address the specifics indicated in each grant.  The narrative should be:

    • Five pages for Project Grant
    • Two pages for Seed Grant
  • Budget and Justification
  • Current CV
  • Information
    For external funding opportunity or opportunities (name of program, agency, and url) where you plan to submit grant proposal resulting from this work or where the result of the work will be/has been submitted for publication


Please contact AJ Kelton, Director CHSS Center for the Digital Humanities at 973-655-5507 or