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Digital Humanities Faculty Fellowships

Faculty Fellowship: Digital Humanities

The UT Humanities Center, in partnership with the UT Libraries, is now offering a pilot program for a one-semester Digital Humanities Fellowship to qualified full-time, tenure-stream UT faculty.

The fellowship offers one faculty member

  • a semester’s release from teaching and service,
  • $3000 in research funding,
  • a personal office at the Center,
  • access to the UTHC library liaison, UT digital media librarians, and on-campus computing facilities (JICS, library maker spaces, etc.),
  • opportunities publicly to present research and to work with distinguished visiting scholars,
  • use of all Center facilities,
  • eligibility for travel funding through the UTHC’s Riggsby Travel Fund.

All successful applicants are asked to participate in the life of the Center by working frequently in the personal office provided, participating in and presenting their work in a Chandler Seminar during the semester they hold the fellowship, and (if desirable) participating in faculty research seminars related to their work.

The UTHC is grateful to the UT Libraries for funding for this DH Faculty Fellowship and supporting DH initiatives at UT.

How it Works

The DH Fellowship helps optimize work toward a significant investigative project by awarding a one-semester leave for concentrated research. Applicants should:

  • consult with their department heads to insure eligibility for leave for either the fall or spring term;
  • submit DH research projects in their fields of research expertise, not projects concerning DH pedagogy, curricula for online teaching, or public advocacy or policy projects unrelated to their research aims;
  • plan to submit an external grant proposal of some kind (NEH, ACLS, etc.);
  • be willing to participate in the life of the Humanities Center for the duration of their one-semester residency;
  • write their application narratives for a non-specialist audience of evaluators.

Applications will be judged by a panel of UT faculty from across the UT campus.  Priority of ranking for applications will be given, in order,

  • to applicants in the nine UTHC-affiliated departments who have applied for external funding related to their research project,
  • to applicants in the nine UTHC-affiliated departments,
  • to a faculty member in any UT department working on a digital project that qualifies as humanities work.

How to Apply

Applications for Faculty DH Fellowships are due on January 15.  Faculty should follow the directions for application on this application form and submit their full application by deadline of January 15.

Any faculty applicant with questions should consult with the Humanities Center director by phone or email at any time.


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