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Call for Proposals – NEA Digital Humanities Start-Up Grants – Due October 5, 2010

Posted by on Thursday, August 12, 2010 in Grants.

The Office of Digital Humanities at the National Endowment for the Humanities is requesting proposals for another round of digital humanities start-up grants. From the call for proposals:

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.

The deadline for proposals is October 5, 2010. Vanderbilt faculty and staff interested in pursuing grants for educational initiatives are invited to consult with CFT staff about their proposals. More information about our grant consultation services is available here.

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