Category: Funding & Opportunities

Opportunity: British Library Labs Awards 2018

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About the opportunity:

The annual Awards formally recognise outstanding and innovative work that has been carried out using the British Library’s digital collections and data. This year, the awards will commend work in four key categories… A prize of £500 for the winner and £100 for the runner up in each category will be awarded at the BL Labs Symposium on Monday 12th November 2018 at the British Library in London. The submission deadline is midnight BST on Thursday 11th October 2018.

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Funding: Collections as Data – Part to Whole

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About the funding:

A growing number of cultural heritage organizations have invested in the creation of collections that are amenable to computational use. Increasingly, the concept of collections as data is used to align efforts of this kind. In 2016, Always Already Computational: Collections as Data, supported by the Institute of Museum and Library Services, began developing the idea that digital collections could be more than digital surrogates of physical items and born digital objects; that digital collections could and should be offered as machine actionable data that are ready for computational research methods. Always Already Computational: Collections as Data demonstrated that librarians, archivists, and museum professionals readily understood the value of this work and were eager to expand the potential use of their collections. While interest is broad, the project found that cultural heritage professionals desired opportunities to further develop approaches to integrating and sustaining collections as data implementation and use as a core organizational activity. Collections as Data: Part to Whole aims to meet this challenge by supporting the development of broadly viable models that support implementation and use of collections as data (see grant narrative)…

With support from the Andrew W. Mellon foundation, we will fund 12 teams. 6 teams will be funded in cohort 1. Each team can apply for $30,000 – $80,000. To ensure that project results will be valuable to scholars and sustainable within libraries, we are seeking proposals from collaborative teams jointly led by a librarian with senior administrative responsibilities, a disciplinary scholar, and a project lead.

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Funding: Mellon-Schlesinger Summer Research Grants

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About the funding:

A major grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation has allowed the Schlesinger Library to launch the Long 19th Amendment Project interrogating the centennial of American women’s suffrage. The grant will fund up to three eight-week residencies each June–July in 2019, 2020, and 2021 for researchers doing advanced work on the gender and suffrage, voting rights, citizenship, or other related topics. Successful projects will draw in meaningful ways on Schlesinger Library collections. The stipend for each award is $15,000.
We will consider applications from clusters of two or three researchers as well as from individuals. Such collaborations could produce a range of materials, from co-authored books and articles, to course syllabi, to datasets or interview transcripts, to podcasts and video modules.

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Opportunity: KB Researcher-in-residence 2019

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About the opportunity:

Are you an early career social scientist, data scientist, computer scientist, humanities scholar, or more simply put, a researcher working with or interested in our digital collections, such as the web archive, 60 million pages digitised text or anonymised user log data? Then we’re looking for you!

The Koninklijke Bibliotheek (KB), National Library of the Netherlands is seeking proposals for its fully paid Researcher-in-residence program in 2019. This program offers a unique chance for early career researchers of all disciplines to work in the library with the Digital Scholarship team and KB data. In return, we learn how researchers use the data of the KB, what kinds of possibilities it offers and how we can improve our services.

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Opportunity: UC Berkeley Digital Humanities Summer Program

About the opportunity:

Looking for something to do this summer that includes a data science perspective? If so, enroll in the Digital Humanities Summer Program to gain practical, technical, and programming skills and experience while engaging with fascinating content from the arts and humanities.

UC Berkeley undergraduate students can enroll in summer courses to earn an official UC Berkeley Minor in Digital Humanities. Non-UC Berkeley students and Berkeley graduate students can earn a Certificate of Completion in Digital Humanities. Either option puts you on the cutting edge of an exciting field and can help greatly with your graduate school or career prospects.  Check out the video below for an overview.

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Opportunity: ACH Paid Communications Internship

About the opportunity:

The Association for Computers and the Humanities seeks applicants for a paid Communications internship. The intern will work with the ACH Executive to write blog posts and announcements about ACH and the broader digital humanities community; monitor and update ACH’s social media presence; assist in maintenance of its website; and perform other communications-related responsibilities. The Intern should anticipate spending approximately 10 hours per month on the position. The internship comes with a small annual stipend of $2000. It is well-suited for advanced undergraduate or graduate students who seek to supplement their existing digital humanities coursework or projects.

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Funding: Announcing 2018 Deadline for NEH/Mellon Humanities Open Book Program

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I’m pleased to announce that the next deadline for the NEH/Mellon Humanities Open Book Program will be September 26, 2018.

The Humanities Open Book Program is designed to make outstanding out-of-print humanities books available to a wide audience by making them open access. NEH and Mellon are soliciting proposals from academic presses, libraries, scholarly societies, non-profit publishers, museums, and other institutions that publish books in the humanities to participate in the Humanities Open Book Program. Applicants will provide a list of previously published humanities books along with brief descriptions of the books and their intellectual significance. Awards will be given to digitize these books and make them available as Creative Commons-licensed “ebooks” that can be read by the public at no charge on computers, mobile devices, and ebook readers.

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Opportunity: US History Scene Summer 2018 Internships

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U.S. History Scene, a multimedia history education project founded by Harvard historians, is currently seeking undergraduate and graduate applicants for its Summer 2018 Historical Writing and Research Internship Program. Interns will gain valuable writing and publishing skills through the process of writing, submitting, and editing original multimedia research articles, book reviews, and classroom lesson plans. All interns will work one-on-one with our Editorial Board to gain experience in primary source research, editing, and publishing. We will assist interns in applying for stipends or university credit, and we partner with universities around the United States to ensure that interns are compensated for their public history work. Internships can be performed via telecommute from your home university.

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Opportunity: NEH Summer Institute for College and University Teachers

About the opportunity:

The Book: Material Histories and Digital Futures will explore how the book’s evolving material qualities promote and circulate cultural knowledge. As Nicole Howard, in The Book: The Life Story of a Technology, writes, “No other technology in human history has had the impact of [the book].” In addition to looking at the history of the book, we will also consider the present moment of the book’s evolution as a prologue to humanist innovation, as developing technologies, digital and multimodal, offer a host of new forms and distribution channels. We will explore how transformations in the book can change interactions between bodies of knowledge and individual human bodies. The four-week Institute will take place June 18 to July 13, 2018 at Salt Lake Community College (SLCC).

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Opportunity: Digital Humanities Research Institute

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Are you interested in learning fundamental technical skills and growing a community of digital humanities practitioners locally? Join the GC Digital Initiatives from June 11 – 21, 2018 to learn how to work from the command line, git/GitHub, Python, databases, mapping, APIs, and more. Then learn how to take our curriculum back to your institution and lead workshops of your own. Find out more and how to apply at: http://dhinstitutes.org.

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