Digital Humanities Start-up Grants
National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH)
Due: October 5, 2010
The National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) invites applications to the Digital Humanities Start-Up Grants program.
This program is designed to encourage innovations in the digital humanities. By awarding relatively small grants
to support the planning stages, NEH aims to encourage the development of innovative projects that promise to benefit
the humanities. 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 research that brings new approaches or documents best practices in the
study of the digital humanities; planning and developing prototypes of new digital tools for preserving, analyzing, and
making accessible digital resources, including libraries’ and museums’ digital assets; scholarship or studies that examine
the philosophical or practical implications and impact of the use of emerging technologies in specific fields or disciplines
of the humanities, or in interdisciplinary collaborations involving several fields or disciplines; innovative uses of technology
for public programming and education utilizing both traditional and new media; and new digital modes of publication
that facilitate the dissemination of humanities scholarship in advanced academic as well as informal or formal
educational settings at all academic levels. Innovation is a hallmark of this grant category. All applicants must propose
an innovative approach, method, tool, or idea that has not been used before in the humanities. These grants are modeled,
in part, on the “high risk/high reward” paradigm often used by funding agencies in the sciences. NEH is requesting
proposals for projects that take some risks in the pursuit of innovation and excellence. Digital Humanities Start-Up
Grants should result in plans, prototypes, or proofs of concept for long-term digital humanities projects prior to implementation.
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