Apply for a Microgrant to Support your DH Project

The Five College Consortium welcomes applications for Digital Humanities Microgrants for the 2016 – 2017 academic year. Undergraduate students and mixed groups of undergraduate students, faculty, and staff at any of the Five Colleges are invited to submit applications for small projects that engage in innovative ways the intersections of digital technology and the humanities. Applications will also be accepted to defray travel costs to present digital humanities work beyond the Five Colleges.

Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis. The first round of applications is due October 1st, at 5 PM. Future applications will be due at 5 PM on November 1st, December 1st, January 1st, February 1st, and March 1st.

Grant applications should not normally exceed $250; however, grant applications up to $500 are possible (for example, in cases of substantial travel costs). Applications will be evaluated in regards to the excellence and innovation of the proposal and the proposal’s feasibility within its stated timeframe.

Successful applicants will be required to provide reflective output, generally in the form of a blog post for the Five College Digital Humanities website, either within one month after the conclusion of their project or event.

Eligibility

5CollDH Microgrants are open to all undergraduate students throughout the Five Colleges, or from mixed groups of students, faculty, and staff, with the understanding that the students are the project’s primary investigators, will manage the project’s funds, and will provide the reflective output required by the microgrant. Group applicants should note that funding will not change commensurate with the number of people in the project, and individual microgrants will be awarded up to $500.

Questions?

If you have specific questions regarding the microgrants, please contact humans@5colldh.org.

Past Microgrant Projects

Since each 5CollDH migrogrant recipient writes a blog post about their process, you can learn more about our program in their words.

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Frequently Asked Questions:

WHAT’S A MICROGRANT?
WHAT KINDS OF PROJECTS ARE GOOD FOR MICROGRANTS?
WHO’S ELIGIBLE TO APPLY?
HOW DO I ACCESS THE MICROGRANT FUNDS?
TALK TO ME ABOUT ‘REFLECTIVE OUTPUT.’
WHAT WON’T THE MICROGRANT FUND?
CAN I APPLY AS A GROUP?
HOW MANY TIMES CAN I APPLY FOR MICROGRANTS?
IF I DO NOT RECEIVE A MICROGRANT IN ONE ROUND, CAN I REAPPLY WITH THE SAME PROJECT?