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National Endowment for the Humanities: Digital Humanities Start-Up Grants

Deadline: September 16, 2015

The Digital Humanities Start-Up Grants program supports the planning stages of digital projects that benefit the humanities. The program supports both new projects in early stages of development and efforts to reinvigorate existing or dormant projects in innovative ways. Proposals should be for the planning or initial stages of digital initiatives in any area of the humanities. Digital Humanities Start-Up Grants may involve:

  • Creating or enhancing experimental, computationally-based methods or techniques for humanities research, teaching, preservation, or public programming
  • Pursuing scholarship that examines the history, criticism, and philosophy of digital culture and its impact on society, or explores the philosophical or practical implications and impact of digital humanities in specific fields or disciplines
  • Revitalizing and/or recovering existing digital projects that promise to contribute substantively to scholarship, teaching, or public knowledge of the humanities

Start-Up Grants should result in plans, prototypes, or proofs of concept for long-term digital humanities projects prior to implementation. They can also be used to revitalize or recover projects in innovative ways that will allow greater access, reuse, and extensibility.

Amount: Two levels of funding will be awarded: Level I grants range from $5,000 to to $40,000, and Level II grants range from $40,001 to $75,000 per award.

Eligibility: U.S. nonprofit organizations, state and local governmental agencies, and federally recognized Indian tribal organizations may apply.

Link: http://www.neh.gov/grants/odh/digital-humanities-start-grants

Note: Draft proposals (which are optional) may be submitted at least six weeks before the deadline.

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