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  1. 1. Digital Scholarship Seminar<br />NITLE<br />January 2011<br />
  2. 2. Summary<br />About the Endowment<br />Our grant-making divisions, partners, and initiatives<br />About the Office of Digital Humanities<br />Goals of the Office<br />Topics and methods of successful projects<br />Application & Writing Strategies<br /> Tips and Strategies<br />
  3. 3. NEH Grant-making Divisions & Offices<br />Challenge Grants<br />Preservation & Access<br />Public Programs<br />Education Programs<br />Research Programs<br />Office of Digital Humanities<br />
  4. 4. Office of Digital Humanities – grants to support innovative start-up technology projects, training in digital humanities methods, and collaborative (national / international) technology projects.<br />Office of Challenge Grants – matching grants for infrastructure (buildings, endowments).<br />Division of Research Programs– grants to scholars and institutions for research projects (individual & collaborative).<br />Division of EducationPrograms – grants for seminars for teachers, curriculum development, & learning resources.<br />Division of Public Programs – grants for museum exhibits, library programs, & media projects (e.g. documentary films).<br />Division of Preservation & Access – grants for preserving and providing access to humanities materials; digitization; development of reference materials.<br />
  5. 5. Office of Digital Humanities (ODH)<br />In 2006, the NEH launched the Digital Humanities Initiative (DHI) to help coordinate efforts in supporting and promoting digital humanities scholarship, teaching, and learning.<br />In March of 2008, DHI was made into a permanent NEH office under the new name “Office of Digital Humanities” (ODH).<br />
  6. 6. Recommendations from ACLS CyberinfrastructureReport (2006)<br />Federal funding agencies and private foundations should establish programs that develop and support expertise in digital humanities… (Our Cultural Commonwealth, p. 6.)<br />Universities and university consortia should develop new and support existing humanities and social sciences computing centers. (p. 6)<br />NSF, NEH, IMLS, the Mellon Foundation, and other funding agencies should support the development of tools for the analysis of digital content. (p. 7)<br />The NEA, NEH, and IMLS should work together to promote collaboration…. (p. 7)<br />
  7. 7. Core ODH Grant Programs<br />Start-Up Grants<br /> Developing innovative practices (analysis, communication, education)<br />Institutes for Advanced Topics in the Digital Humanities<br /> Developing expertise<br />DFG/NEH Bilateral Digital Humanities Grants<br />Developing collaboration<br />Building infrastructure (data, tools, people)<br />Digging Into Data<br />What do you do with a million….?<br />
  8. 8. Digital Humanities Start-Up Grants<br />Deadlines: February and September/October 2011<br />Designed to encourage innovations in the digital humanities. <br />Relatively low-dollar grants during the planning stages<br />Level 1: up to $25,000<br />Proof-of-concept, initial stages, brainstorming<br />Level 2: from $25,001 to $50,000<br />Prototyping <br />
  9. 9. Digital Humanities Start-Up Grants<br />Research that brings new approaches or documents best practices in the study of the digital humanities.<br />Planning and prototyping new digital tools for preserving, analyzing, and making accessible digital resources, including libraries' and museums' digital assets.<br />Scholarship that examines the philosophical implications and impact of the use of emerging technologies.<br />Innovative uses of technology for scholarly communication, including formal and informal learning, as well as new models of publication.<br />
  10. 10. T-PEN<br />Digital image<br />Automated encoding; XML toolbox<br />Editing tools: dictionaries, unicode character sets, abbreviation guides, etc.<br />
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  12. 12. MITH API Workshop<br />A two-day workshop focused on studying the integration of Application Programming Interfaces (APIs) into digital humanities projects, and working collaboratively to prototype uses of APIs during a “working weekend.”<br />Will include DH developers, project managers, and workshop leaders<br />12<br />
  13. 13. Mapping Historical Texts:Combining Text-Mining & Geo-Visualization to Unlock the Research Potential of Historical Newspapers<br />Andrew J. Torget, University of North Texas<br />RadaMihalcea, University of North Texas<br />Jon Christensen, Stanford University<br />
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  15. 15. Institutes for Advanced Topics in the Digital Humanities<br />Supports national or regional (multi-state) training programs on applications and approaches in humanities computing<br />Brings together humanities scholars and digital technology specialists from different disciplines to share ideas and methods that advance humanities research through the use of digital technologies<br />Prepares current and future generations of humanities scholars to design, develop, and use cyber-based tools and environments for research<br />Deadline for applications to direct: February 16, 2011<br />
  16. 16. Institutes<br />Institute for the Digital Humanities<br />Adrienne Russell & Lynn Clark, University of Denver <br />A series of three workshops held over 18 months for twenty humanities faculty and advanced graduate students on the use of digital media in scholarship and teaching.<br />Applications were due in December 2010<br />Computer Simulations in the Humanities<br />Martin Croy, University of North Carolina, Charlotte<br />A three week institute and follow up activities on the use of computer simulations and modeling techniques in the humanities for twenty four humanities scholars. <br />Applications were due in November 2010<br />
  17. 17. Institutes<br />NINES Summer Workshops: Emerging Issues in Digital Scholarship<br />Andrew Stauffer, University of Virginia<br />A two year series of summer workshops engaging scholars and institutional administrators in concerns relating to peer review and evaluation of digital scholarship in the humanities. <br />Applications were due December 1, 2010<br />Next call for application will be announced in Fall 2011<br />
  18. 18. Institutes<br />Institute for Globally Networked Learning in the Humanities<br />Jon Rubin, SUNY, Albany<br />A three year institute for 60 humanities scholars and staff that includes a three day workshop, online discussion, and a capstone conference on developing international team taught courses in the humanities.<br />Applications due April 29, 2011<br />Broadening the Digital Humanities: The Vectors CTS Summer Institute on Digital Approaches to American Studies<br />Philip Ethington, University of Southern California <br />A four week summer institute to explore ways digital scholarship and new media publication can advance research in the fields of American Studies and Ethnic Studies. <br />Applications due February 1, 2011<br />
  19. 19. DFG/NEH Bilateral DH Grants<br />Designed to spur collaborations between US and German institutions to explore topics in the digital humanities. Applicants must apply as a team.<br />Initiating or intensifying contact between distinguished scholars, junior researchers, scientists, librarians, information professionals, and others working on humanities projects.<br />Deadline: To Be Announced<br />
  20. 20. Symposia/Workshops<br />The "Big Digs" Go Digital (American School of Classical Studies at Athens and the German Archaeological Institute), on the application of digital technologies to better preserve, study, and make accessible the data from large-scale, long-term archaeological digs. <br />Digital Music Notation Data Model and Prototype Delivery System (University of Virginia and Universities of Paderborn and Detmold), on developing methods, standards, and software for a scholarly music notation system. <br />
  21. 21. Digging into Data<br />Seeks to answer the question: “What do you do with a million books?”<br />Apply data analysis techniques to large collections of diverse cultural heritage resources <br />An international grant competition sponsored by four leading research agencies: JISC, NEH, NSF, SSHRC (perhaps additional ones in the future) <br />Applications must be submitted by teams of researchers involving at least two of the countries represented by the funders<br />Deadline: To Be Announced Soon<br />
  22. 22. Railroads & the Making of Modern America<br />William Thomas, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, NEH<br />Richard Healey, University of Portsmouth, JISC <br />
  23. 23. Key point: Even institutions that don’t receive a grant may well continue to work together. These joint calls-for-proposals serve as a motivator and stamp of approval for international collaboration<br />
  24. 24. US Partnerships<br />National Science Foundation <br />Digging into Data<br />Tools Curation<br />Institute for Museum and Library Services<br />Start-Up Grants <br />Tools Curation<br />Department of Energy<br />Humanities High Performance Computing<br />
  25. 25. www.neh.gov/odh<br />
  26. 26. Library of Funded Projects<br />
  27. 27. Other NEH Grant Opportunities<br />Division of Preservation & Access – grants for preserving and providing access to humanities materials; digitization; development of reference materials<br />Division of Research Programs – grants to scholars and institutions for research projects (individual & collaborative)<br />Division of Public Programs – grants for museum exhibits, library programs, & media projects (e.g. documentary films)<br />Division of Education Programs – grants for seminars for teachers, curriculum development, & learning resources<br />Office of Challenge Grants – matching grants for infrastructure (buildings, endowments)<br />
  28. 28. Application Strategies<br />
  29. 29. How do I apply?<br />Step One: <br /> Visit the NEH website (www.neh.gov) and READ THE GUIDELINES.<br />
  30. 30. How do I apply?<br /> Really— Read the Guidelines.<br />
  31. 31. Get samples and/or ask questions<br />Draft your application and get someone to read it. <br />Submit your application by the deadline and wait…these things take time. <br />
  32. 32. Additional Stages of Review<br />The Staff <br />The National Council on the Humanities<br />The Chairman – <br /> Jim Leach, who previously spent 30 years representing southeastern Iowa in the U.S. House of Representatives & the John L. Weinberg Visiting Professor of Public and International Affairs at Princeton University<br />
  33. 33. Improve your chances for success<br />Read applications for your institution<br />Become a panelist or reviewer<br />Ask the staff to comment on a draft application<br />Ask for sample proposals<br />
  34. 34. Improve your chances for success<br />Panelists will only know you’re applying again if you tell them; bitter words about a previous submission usually distract from your argument and take up space<br />Get a “why” or “why-not” letter with verbatim comments made by the panelists<br />Reapply<br />
  35. 35. NEH peer review<br />Some common misconceptions about peer-review<br />The same panelist kills my application year after year<br />Only certain schools or institutions are funded<br />Panelists don’t understand my field<br />You have to know someone at NEH to get a grant<br />My application won’t get funded because NEH doesn’t fund new approaches or work in my field<br />Only senior scholars get funded<br />It’s too early <br />
  36. 36. Spell-Checker<br />Eye halve a spelling chequer;<br />It came with my pea sea.<br />It plainly marques four my revue;<br />Miss steaks eye kin knot sea.<br />Eye strike a key and type a word;<br />And weight four it two say.<br />Weather eye am wrong oar write,<br />It shows me strait a weigh.<br />As soon as a mist ache is maid,<br />It nose bee fore two long.<br />And eye can put the error rite, <br />Its rare lea ever wrong.<br />Eye have run this poem threw it;<br />I am shore your pleased two no.<br />Its letter perfect awl the weigh;<br />My chequer tolled me sew.<br />Sauce Unknown<br />Spelling <br />and<br />Neatness<br />Count!<br />
  37. 37. Other Opportunities<br />MacArthur Foundation <br />Digital Media and Learning Competition<br />American Council of Learned Societies <br />Digital Innovation Fellowships<br />Institute of Museum and Library Services<br />National Leadership Grants<br />National Science Foundation<br />
  38. 38. Remember!<br />We’re here to help!<br />
  39. 39. Thank you!<br />General e-mail address:<br /> odh@neh.gov<br />Brett Bobley, Director<br /> bbobley@neh.gov<br />Michael Hall, Program Officer<br /> mhall@neh.gov<br />Jason Rhody, Program Officer<br /> jrhody@neh.gov<br />Jennifer Serventi, Program Officer<br /> jserventi@neh.gov<br /> Subscribe to the ODH RSS Feed and follow NEH_ODH on Twitter<br />
  40. 40. Digital Scholarship Seminar<br />NITLE<br />January 2011<br />