Apply for a Digital Humanities Student Fellowship

 

Applications for this cycle are due December 22 by 5:00pm.

5CollDH welcomes applications for its 2017 – 2018 Undergraduate Fellowship program. Undergraduate students at any of the Five Colleges are invited to submit proposals for creative and/or scholarly projects that draw together the humanities or arts and substantial work with digital technologies. The Fellowship includes a $1000 educational stipend, support for travel and research expenses, and active support and mentorship from our post-baccalaureate and post-doc residents.

What are the digital humanities? Projects in the digital humanities can emerge from any combination of academic disciplines, but nonetheless demonstrate a commitment to sharing of tools, methods, and insight. Such projects are often driven by new connections between thinkers and makers, and ideally, transform how we connect with others through scholarship.

This year the Five College Digital Humanities Program is looking to support innovative digital humanities scholars and studies that take advantage of newly accessible 3D technologies that are radically reshaping our lives, worldviews, and our scholarly studies. By 3D technologies, we mean 3D scanning, virtual reality, 3D modeling and anything that moves humanities research from flatland into the 3rd dimension.

Looking beyond 3D, we will also be accepting applications for other digital humanities projects that are innovative, creative, and cutting edge. For instance, projects might focus on innovative, humanistic applications of digital mapping, computational arts in installation or performance, database or web resource design, public interfaces for knowledge sharing, or the interpretive study of the humanities’ relationship with digital technologies. In all cases, proposed projects should result in a piece of independent and original work that can be shared with the community, whether that be scholarly research, a curated exhibit, a multimedia performance, or a piece of software.

Fellows participate in plenary meetings, attend regular meetings with peers and advisors from Five College Digital Humanities throughout the year, present their projects at a student symposium during the spring semester, and contribute blog posts to the 5CollDH website.

We recommend you click around to learn more about past fellows, watch their symposium talks, and read their project updates on our blog. You can also check out our microgrant program to see if it better fits you and your project.

Have questions?

Check out our FAQ section below or send an email to humans@5colldh.org. We also recommend that you set up appointment with our post-doc fellow Jeffrey Vadala Ph.D. (email –
jeffreyvadala at gmail.com) who can talk you through the application process.

 

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Frequently Asked Questions:

WHAT ARE THE DIGITAL HUMANITIES?
WHAT KINDS OF PROJECTS ARE ELIGIBLE?
WHO CAN APPLY?
WHAT ARE THE AWARDS?
IS THERE ANYTHING I CAN’T PURCHASE WITH FELLOWSHIP FUNDS?
TALK TO ME MORE ABOUT COLLABORATION
I DON’T KNOW HOW TO CODE. CAN I STILL APPLY?
CAN I APPLY FOR A STUDENT FELLOWSHIP AND A MICROGRANT AT THE SAME TIME?
MY PROJECT IS ALSO MY HONORS THESIS, OR OTHERWISE PART OF MY COURSEWORK. WHAT DOES THIS MEAN FOR MY APPLICATION?
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