Category: Funding & Opportunities

Opportunity: PhD in the Production of Literature Graduate Research Fellowships – Digital Humanities, Carleton U.

The Department of English Language and Literature is soliciting applications to Carleton University’s PhD in the Production of Literature.  Selected candidates will be fully funded for up to five years.  Fellowship recipients will have a background in digital humanities research (data visualization, graphics, interface design, and/or textual analysis), and some combination of skills in the areas of rhetorical theory and criticism, comparative literature, and/or critical media and textuality studies (ancient, modern or postmodern texts).  Knowledge of more than one language is an asset. The fellowships will be affiliated with the Canada Research Chair in Rhetoric and Ethics, and will also include a Research Assistantship associated with the SSHRC-funded project, “Ancient Texts | New Media | Future Ethics.”

PhD in the Production of Literature Graduate Research Fellowships – Digital Humanities – Department of English Language and Literature.

Opportunity: Dodson Visiting Professor of Information Studies, U. British Columbia

The University of British Columbia holds an international reputation for excellence in advanced research and learning. It is located in Vancouver, Canada, one of the world’s most beautiful and culturally diverse cities. SLAIS, the iSchool at UBC, is pleased to invite applications for the Dodson Visiting Professorship named in honour of Suzanne and Earl Dodson.

This is a competitive position that provides funds to enable the successful candidate to spend an extended period of time, normally an academic term, engaged in research and teaching at the iSchool and with the iSchool and UBC Community. Academics at all levels from all countries are encouraged to apply. Applicants will normally hold a doctoral degree, and currently be employed in an institution of higher education.

Dodson Visiting Professor of Information Studies | HASTAC.

Opportunity: Harvard Postdoctoral Fellowship in East Asian Digital Humanities and Social Sciences

Harvard Postdoctoral Fellowship in East Asian Digital Humanities and Social Sciences – CLA: Department of American Studies.

Post-Doc in East Asian Studies:The John K. Fairbank Center for Chinese Studies and the Edwin O. Reischauer Institute of Japanese Studies at Harvard University invite applications for a special post-doctoral fellowship for a recent Ph.D. in any field of East Asian studies. This will be a 24-month fellowship, commencing on July 1, 2013, and the annual fellowship stipend will be $60,000. Application deadline: February 15th, 2013.

Opportunity: Museums and Digital Humanities workshop

Digital Partnerships: Museums and Digital Humanities

UCL Centre for Digital Humanities will be hosting a workshop focusing on how museums and universities can work together when it comes to digital innovation. A drinks reception will be hosted afterwards at the Grant Museum of Zoology nearby.

It will explore digital innovation and the relationships between museums, universities and their users. Digital innovation means that museums now find themselves in a new environment in which visitors can interact to create, curate, organise and share their own experiences. Leading to big questions around how we research and understand digital innovation in a cultural context. This event will bring researchers and museum professionals together to consider innovative practices, and develop new research ideas.

Email Rachel directly with any questions, comments or concerns

Opportunity: Scholarship Application: Museums and the Web 2013

Scholarship Application | MW2013: Museums and the Web 2013.

Applications for Professional Scholarships are due by January 15th.

New and innovative accomplishments on the Web come from all kinds of organizations throughout the world. Museums and the Web recognizes that many individuals who make significant contributions to the community would be unable to attend Museums and the Web without some financial assistance. Scholarships are available to help offset the costs of attending the conference. Professionals from the developing world are strongly encouraged to apply.

Opportunity: Carleton College Humanities Center: New Digital Humanities Associates Positions for Students

Two to three students from both Carleton and St. Olaf will be selected to learn a few carefully chosen, important Digital Humanities technologies.  They will train intensively with staff members in IT and the Library from both colleges during the month of January 2013.  They will then “practice” these technologies through working consistently on a few emerging DH projects, seeking help from resident experts on both campuses, while working under the immediate supervision of a reference librarian and an IT staff member.  Students will have a designated office in the library for their work.  As more DH projects emerge, the students can shift their attention to supporting faculty who are directed to them by the relevant staff members.
Carleton College: Humanities Center: New Digital Humanities Associates Positions for Students.

Funding: 2 PhD Positions in Digital Heritage – Universiteit van Amsterdam

Starting in February 2013, the Allard Pierson Museum and the department of Media Studies of the Faculty of Humanities participate for four years in the EU-FP7 funded project on “Material EncounterS with Cultural Heritage” (meSch) as part of an international consortium.

2 PhD Positions in the Area of Digital Heritage – Universiteit van Amsterdam.

Funding: PhD fellowships in digital culture; also extremist discourse online; U. of Bergen

The University of Bergen has seven open fellowships for the whole department (so any topic within digital culture, Nordic, linguistics, comparative literature, classics and theatre studies) and one earmarked stipend for a project examining extremist discourse online. As I’ve mentioned before, Norwegian PhD fellowships are really very good, as they are treated as regular jobs with benefits and rights like any other employee has. The salary is extremely good as compared to most PhD students’ income internationally, at 416,000 NOK (~73,000 USD) which is respectable even with Norway’s high cost of living. You also receive standard Norwegian benefits such as universal health care and 10-12 months parental leave.

via PhD fellowship available on extremist discourse online – and open call as well | jill/txt.

Opportunity: Stanford Prize for Innovation in Research Libraries

Stanford Prize for Innovation in Research Libraries (SPIRL) | Stanford University Libraries.


Stanford University Libraries offers a prize to recognize and celebrate innovation through programs, projects, and/or new or improved services that directly or indirectly benefit readers and users.  The goal of this prize is to single out for community attention and to celebrate functionally significant results of the innovative impulses in libraries anywhere in the world that support research. The process of consideration for making awards is sponsored by the Stanford University Libraries (SUL).  There will be a modest prize purse, with the principal emphasis of SPIRL on identifying and applauding distinguished peers in fostering better services to the research world.


Research, national, or other library that supports research activities.  Please note that SPIRL is not available to any of Stanford’s libraries.

Deadlines and submission procedures

  • All entries will be submitted online. The entry form may be found here.
  • Entries must be submitted before 5:00 p.m. Pacific Standard Time (GMT -8) on 15 January 2013. The submission deadline will be strictly observed; no exceptions will be made.
  • The entire submission shall be uploaded as one PDF not to exceed 4 MB. We request that entries be composed in English.
  • Libraries may be nominated either by the institution itself or by a third party. If the nomination is made independently of the nominee institution, Stanford will solicit a statement from the head of the institution, which will be appended as part of the package for the judges’ consideration.
  • The judges will review the materials submitted as part of their review. They may gather additional information by whatever means they wish.