On this page, you will find funding opportunities that support DH activities. In addition to the resources listed here, you can monitor the Digital Humanities Now Funding and Opportunities web page for one-time grants, fellowships and postdoc research positions, and other funding opportunities.
Starting the Grant Application Process
If you have plans to apply for a grant, we recommend contacting your unit’s grant officer and the Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research (OVCR) as soon as possible to begin work on proposal development. Note that in some cases the campus may only be able to put forward a limited number of applications for a particular grant, and in those cases there is typically an earlier internal evaluation deadline before the deadline of the granting agency. The OVCR also sponsors workshops on proposal planning for recurring grant programs at agencies such as the NEH.
If you are planning a grant proposal that will require consultation with the library or use of library resources, please contact us as soon as possible so that we can begin that conversation. If your proposal will require substantial library involvement, we ask that you consider working with us to write the library into the grant and plan costs appropriately. Such involvement might include projects that require significant digitization efforts with library materials, development of technical infrastructure, complex digital publications, or research and instructional efforts where library faculty and academic professional expertise warrant more in depth involvement and collaboration. Contact the Scholarly Commons to get started. The library’s ability to provide the necessary level of collaboration on the project may depend on a number of factors, and in some cases may not be feasible.
If you are applying to a grant that requires a data management plan (DMP), the library’s Research Data Service can also work with you to write a realistic and convincing DMP for your project.
Research and Publication Opportunities
- NEH Digital Humanities Advancement Grants
Supports digital projects that aim to “enhance scholarly research, teaching, and public programming in the humanities”
- ACLS Digital Extension Grants
Supports digital initiatives in all fields of the humanities and social sciences
- NEH-Mellon Fellowships for Digital Publication
Supports publication of research with a significant digital element
- Alfred P. Sloan Foundation Digital IT Section
Supports research that focuses on universal access to knowledge, scholarly communication, or reproducible data and computational research. Grants may also support training programs, scholarly community engagement, or software development.
- NEH Digital Projects for the Public
Supports projects that enhance public access to the humanities through use of digital methods
- Digital Resources Grant through Kress Foundation
Supports efforts to integrate digital methods into art history research, especially European art history. Note: this grant requires significant institutional involvement; grants are not awarded directly to individuals.
- Publishing Historical Records in Documentary Editions
Supports publication of historical documents in an online searchable collection
Support for Travel to DH Conferences and Workshops
- ADHO Conference Bursary Award
Supports travel to attend the annual conference sponsored by the Alliance of DH Organizations
- DHSI Scholarships to attend Digital Humanities Summer Institute
Supports travel to attend the Digital Humanities Summer Institute at University of Victoria, BC
Visiting Research and Teaching Fellowships
- Stanford Humanities Center External Fellowships
Research projects must be in the humanities, and the Center is open to projects that employ information technology in humanities research
- IATH External Fellowship
Visiting fellowship at the Institute for Advanced Technology in the Humanities at University of Virginia
Pedagogy and Training Development
- Humanities Innovation Course Development Grants
Through the Modern Language Association, supports development of courses that are interdisciplinary and include the digital humanities
- NEH Institutes for Advanced Topics in the Digital Humanities
Supports creation of national or regional workshops and training institutes in DH
- ACH Occasional Funding or Sponsorship Requests
Small grants to support conferences and other events (like workshops) that will impact the DH community