New Summer Digital Humanities Commons Research Fellowships at the Simpson Center

The Simpson Center’s Summer Digital Humanities Commons Fellowships support scholars pursuing research projects that use digital technologies in innovative and intensive ways and/or explore the historical, social, aesthetic, and cross-cultural implications of digital cultures. Applications will be accepted starting Oct. 15 for the Summer 2014 fellowship term. The deadline is Nov. 15.

UW tenure-track faculty at all ranks with the exception of assistant professors in their first year of active service, and UW doctoral students who have passed their qualifying exams by the deadline for application are eligible. Joint applications for a collaborative research project are encouraged.

Four faculty members will receive $7,500 in summer salary plus a $2,500 research budget. Four dissertators will receive $5,500 in summer salary plus a $1,250 research budget.

Participation in the six to eight weekly lunch meetings of the Digital Humanities Commons is required; this fellowship is not appropriate for those whose projects require time away from the university in the summer.  For Summer 2014, sessions will begin the week of June 23 and, if meetings are held for eight weeks, will extend through the week of Aug. 4, 2014.

Awards are based predominantly on the scholarly merit of the applications as well as the level of preparation demonstrated by applicants to undertake and complete the project. Projects do not necessarily have to be completed during the summer fellowship term.

For more information, including a detailed description and list of application requirements, materials, and instructions, click here.

Learn more about the Digital Humanities Commons program.

The Simpson Center gratefully acknowledges the support of a National Endowment for the Humanities Challenge Grant and the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation as well as many donors to the endowment which is underwriting these fellowships.

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