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Digital Humanities: Funding


Digital Humanities has funding opportunities both locally and externally for a wide range of projects types and work, as well as ranging from faculty to graduate students.

Funding Sources

Virginia Tech Funding

  • Institute for Creativity and Innovation Funding | The institute encourages proposals that may involve one or more of the university’s three land grant university missions (discovery, learning, and engagement). Competitive proposals are those that directly align with the mission of ICAT as well as the mission(s) of one or more of the studios.

External Funding

  • CLIR Postdoctoral Fellowships in Academic Libraries | These fellowships are flexible within the program’s overall goals and guidelines and can be designed as best suits an institution’s individual needs. The one- to two-year positions are for recent Ph.D. graduates working in any discipline. *Note: This grant was for 2019 applications and may not occur next year. This will be updated as needed.

  • Collaborative Research Grants (NEH) | This grant program encourages collaboration that proposes diverse approaches to topics, incorporates multiple points of view, and explores new avenues of inquiry that lead to publications and other resources for humanities scholars, general audiences, or both.

  • Digital Humanities Advancement Grants (NEH) | These grants support digital projects at different stages throughout their lifecycles, from early start-up phases through implementation and sustainability. Experimentation, reuse, and extensibility are hallmarks of this program, leading to innovative work that can scale to enhance scholarly research, teaching, and public programming in the humanities. 

  • Digital Projects for the Public (NEH) | program supports projects that interpret and analyze humanities content in primarily digital platforms and formats, such as websites, mobile applications and tours, interactive touch screens and kiosks, games, and virtual environments. The projects must be designed to attract broad public audiences.

  • Humanities Collections and Reference Resources (NEH) | program supports projects that provide an essential underpinning for scholarship, education, and public programming in the humanities. Thousands of libraries, archives, museums, and historical organizations across the country maintain important collections of books and manuscripts, photographs, sound recordings and moving images, archaeological and ethnographic artifacts, art and material culture, and digital objects. Funding from this program strengthens efforts to extend the life of such materials and make their intellectual content widely accessible, often through the use of digital technology.

  • Institutes for Advanced Topics in the Digital Humanities (NEH) | This program supports national or regional (multistate) training programs for scholars, humanities professionals, and advanced graduate students to broaden and extend their knowledge of digital humanities. Through this program NEH seeks to increase the number of humanities scholars and practitioners using digital technology in their research and to broadly disseminate knowledge about advanced technology tools and methodologies relevant to the humanities.

  • NEH-Mellon Fellowships for Digital Publication | This grant supports individual scholars pursuing interpretive research projects that require digital expression and digital publication. To be eligible for this special opportunity, an applicant’s plans for digital publication must be integral to the project’s research goals.

  • Virginia Humanities Grants | Virginia Humanities accepts proposals from nonprofit organizations seeking funding to develop public humanities programs for audiences in Virginia.

Associate Director, Publishing & Digital Scholarship

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Corinne Guimont
University Libraries
Virginia Tech
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Blacksburg, VA 24060