Digital Humanities Jumpstart Grant

Faculty in the humanities (broadly construed) are invited to apply for a $5000 jump-start grant to develop a project that would benefit from the expertise of a network of digital humanities faculty, librarians, and students. These grants are provided through the “Resilient Networks to Support Inclusive Digital Humanities” project. Supported by an Andrew W. Mellon Foundation grant, the Resilient Networks initiative brings together Rice, George Washington University, Davidson College and Prairie View A&M University to advance digital humanities (DH) scholarship by developing diverse perspectives, shared pedagogical approaches, and partnerships. This two-year project will establish a network of institutions to share and build expertise in and support for digital humanities instruction and research.
These grants are awarded as stipends or research accounts. Awarded faculty will be expected to lead at least one workshop session on their project. Each awarded project will also receive support for two students to work on the project at a later date, though the students may be at a member institution different from that of the faculty. The projects will be matched with librarians from member institutions and are expected to share findings, methodology, data, and any software developed as part of the award. 
The award period for this funding will be from January 1st, 2017-December 31st, 2017. 
Faculty (full time tenured, non-tenured, and non-tenure-track) with continuing appointments at the following institutions are eligible: Rice University, The George Washington University, Davidson College, and Prairie View A&M University. Faculty in the humanities, or faculty engaged in humanistic research broadly construed, are eligible to apply. 
The Principal Investigators of Resilient Networks will evaluate proposals according to the following criteria:
  • Significance of the research question or approach
  • Opportunity for collaborative research involving students
  • Innovation
  • Feasibility and quality of the project plan
Questions? Contact Lisa Spiro ( or Melissa Bailar (, Rice co-PIs of the Resilient Networks grant.
Friday, October 14, 2016