Category: Funding & Opportunities

Opportunity: 2015-2016 Sherman Graduate Fellows

From the posting: (Note eligibility restrictions)

The Lewis & Ruth Sherman Centre for Digital Scholarship is soliciting applications for a 2015-2016 graduate fellowship in digital scholarship. As digital scholarship (DS) becomes more prominent in academic research, the Sherman Centre’s role is to support members of the McMaster community as they experiment and integrate DS tools and practices into both projects and teaching.

Eligibility: Current or accepted graduate student at McMaster University (open to all faculties)

Source: 2015-2016 Sherman Graduate Fellows

Opportunity: Research Data Alliance US Fellowship Program

Are you (or know of) a graduate student or a postdoctoral researchers at a higher education institution in the United States (US), or an early career researchers at a US-based research institutions who graduated in the last three years with a relevant master’s or PhD degree, with an interest and commitment to data sharing and open access?

If yes, we invite you and/or your colleagues to apply for the Research Data Alliance’s (RDA) US Fellowship Program by Thursday, April 16, 2015. Accepted applicants/Fellows will engage in the RDA through a 12-18 month project under the guidance of a mentor from the RDA community. The project is carried out within the context of an RDA Working Group (WG), Interest Group (IG), or Coordination Group (i.e., Technical Advisory Board), and is expected to have mutual benefit to both Fellow and the group’s goals. Fellows receive a stipend and travel support and must be currently employed or appointed at a US institution.

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Opportunity: Postgraduate pre-doctoral training positions in digital history, University of Groningen

From the posting:

The fellows will participate in the training programme of ForSEAdiscovery and consequently work in an international and interdisciplinary environment involving regular participation in workshops and courses abroad. They will be seconded for a few weeks abroad at other participating institutions. They will acquire experience in organizing digital historical research, in collecting, processing and extracting historical data using written sources and electronic databases, and in applying, for example, Microsoft Access. They will have the opportunity to acquire paleographical skills. They will collect in historiography, existing databases and archival sources quantitative information concerning the timber trade and transport between Northern Europe and Atlantic Iberia in the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries and analyze and explain that information.

Source: Postgraduate pre-doctoral training positions in digital history, University of Groningen

Opportunity: Colonial Williamsburg Foundation Fellowships

From the announcement:

The Colonial Williamsburg Foundation is pleased to invite applications for a range of short-term residential fellowships at the John D. Rockefeller Jr. Library, with its distinguished collection of primary and secondary sources relating to the Revolutionary era, the colonial Chesapeake, African American studies, decorative arts and material culture through 1830, archaeology, architectural history, digital history, 18th-century Williamsburg, and historic preservation. An important component of the work of the Foundation’s Division of Research and Historical Interpretation, fellowships primarily support research on topics related to British America, the American Revolution, and the Early Republic.

Fellowships | The Colonial Williamsburg Official History & Citizenship Site.

Opportunity: PhD Opportunity on ‘Abstract Mapping for Ancient and Contemporary Cities’

From the post:

The School of Computing at the University of Kent is currently advertising an exciting and innovative interdisciplinary research project lead by Dr Peter Rodgers (Computing) and Dr Benjamin Vis (Classical and Archaeological Studies). We are looking for an enthusiastic PhD student with advanced software development skills. The ideal candidate would also have experience with spatial data and a general interest in the archaeological and urban studies expert uses of the diagrammatic visualisations this project will develop.

Source: PhD opportunity on ‘Abstract Mapping for Ancient and Contemporary Cities’

Funding Opportunity: Center for Humanistic Inquiry (CHI) Fellows, Amherst College

From the posting:

The Center for Humanistic Inquiry at Amherst College, in its inaugural year, seeks three one-year full-time CHI Fellows from varied disciplines to explore the theme of “Mattering Lives.”  Our theme resonates with urgent ongoing cultural and political conversations about the ways in which lives matter—that is, take on meaning and value—in differing ways.  It also implicates emerging questions about the nature and encoding of the human; of our materiality in relation to other forms of life, technology, and ways of being; and of the ways in which life and lives are made manifest through various forms of representation, media, and imaginative culture.  We invite applicants from scholars whose research takes up some aspect of our theme from a humanistic perspective.

Read More: JOB: Center for Humanistic Inquiry (CHI) Fellows, Amherst College

Opportunity: PressForward Partner Grants

PressForward is now accepting applications for partners to develop pilot publications using the PressForward plugin and methods. Pilot partners receive a grant to help cover startup costs and extensive PressForward support to develop (or relaunch) their own PressForward publications. PressForward publications use innovative methods to aggregate scholarship, research, white papers and informal conversations published on the open web. (Examples of PressForward publications include Digital Humanities Now, dh+lib, and Environmental Humanities Now.)

Read the full call for partners here.

Opportunity: The James A. Lindner Digital Archive Summer Fellowship

The HistoryMakers is pleased to announce The James A. Lindner Digital Archive Summer Fellowship, in honor of James A. Lindner, for his leadership role in the moving image archival profession, as well as his role in having the Library of Congress serve as the permanent repository for The HistoryMakers Collection. The James A. Lindner Digital Archive Summer Fellow should exhibit a passion and commitment to working with digital moving image archives.

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Opportunity: BL Labs Competition and Awards Roadshow 2015

The 2015 BL Labs Competition has been launched for the third time and again we want researchers to submit their ideas for projects that highlight the Library’s digital collections and winners work in residence with the Labs team to make their ideas real.

Competition winners will showcase their work and Award winners will be announced at the third Labs Symposium on Monday 2 November, 2015 in the British Library Conference Centre.

Read the full post here.