HASTAC III - Jennifer Serventi


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Jennifer Serventi (Office of Digital Humanities, National Endowment for the Arts) presentation at HASTAC III: Traversing Digital Boundaries, April 19-21, 2009 at University of Illinois

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HASTAC III - Jennifer Serventi

  1. 1. S upporting the Digital Humanities HASTAC III Traversing Digital Boundaries April 2009
  2. 2. Core ODH Grant Programs <ul><li>Start-Up Grants </li></ul><ul><li>Transatlantic Digitization Collaboration Grants (with JISC and DFG) </li></ul><ul><li>Digging into Data (with NSF, JISC, and SSHRC) </li></ul><ul><li>Institutes for Advanced Topics in the Digital Humanities </li></ul>
  3. 3. <ul><li>Digital Humanities Start-Up Grants </li></ul><ul><li>Deadline: April & October </li></ul><ul><li>Designed to encourage innovations in the digital humanities. </li></ul><ul><li>Relatively low-dollar grants during the planning stages </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Level 1: up to $25,000 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Proof-of-concept, initial stages, brainstorming </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Level 2: from $25,001 to $50,000 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Prototyping </li></ul></ul></ul>
  4. 5. <ul><li>Transatlantic Digitization Collaboration Grants </li></ul><ul><li>Deadlines to be announced </li></ul><ul><li>Designed to spur collaborations between US and German or British institutions. Applicants must apply as a team and have a collaboration plan in place. </li></ul><ul><li>Key point: Even institutions that don’t receive a grant may well continue to work together. The joint call-for-proposals itself serves as a motivator and stamp of approval for international collaboration. </li></ul>Supporting the Digital Humanities
  5. 6. <ul><li>Digging into Data (www.diggingintodata.org) </li></ul><ul><li>Letter of Intent was March 2009 </li></ul><ul><li>Formal Applications July 15, 2009 </li></ul><ul><li>Applications must be submitted by teams of researchers involving at least two of the countries represented by the funders </li></ul><ul><li>An international grant competition sponsored by four leading research agencies: JISC, NEH, NSF, SSHRC </li></ul>Supporting the Digital Humanities
  6. 7. <ul><li>Institutes for Advanced Topics in the Digital Humanities </li></ul><ul><li>Deadline: February 2010 </li></ul><ul><li>Supports national or regional (multi-state) training programs on applications and approaches in humanities computing. </li></ul><ul><li>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. </li></ul>
  7. 8. <ul><li>The Vectors -IML Summer Institute on Multimodal Scholarship coordinated by the University of Southern California </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Deadline for participation was March 29, 2009 </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Advanced Topics in TEI Encoding (beginning in 2010) coordinated by Brown University </li></ul><ul><ul><li>http://www.wwp.brown.edu/encoding/seminars/index.html </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Call for participation later this year </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Humanities High Performance Computing Collaboratory (HpC) coordinated by the Institute for Computing in Humanities, Arts, and Social Science, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign </li></ul><ul><ul><li>3 teams working with National Center for Supercomputing Applications, the Pittsburgh Supercomputing Center, and the San Diego Supercomputer Center </li></ul></ul>
  8. 9. Other NEH Opportunities <ul><li>Research and Development Grants of the Division of Preservation and Access </li></ul><ul><li>Fellowships at Digital Humanities Centers of the Division of Research Programs </li></ul><ul><li>Digital humanities projects are welcome throughout the Endowment </li></ul>
  9. 10. Other Opportunities <ul><li>Institute for Museum & Library Services (IMLS) </li></ul><ul><li>Mellon Foundation </li></ul><ul><li>American Council of Learned Societies </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Digital Innovation Fellowships </li></ul></ul>
  10. 11. Collaborations <ul><li>Within NEH </li></ul><ul><li>With other U.S. Federal Agencies </li></ul><ul><li>International Collaborations </li></ul>
  11. 12. <ul><li>Why collaboration between funders? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>brings new constituents to the table </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>encourages cross-disciplinary collaboration among the grantees </li></ul></ul>
  12. 13. www.neh.gov/odh
  13. 14. Library of Funded Projects & White Papers
  14. 15. <ul><li>Contact Information: </li></ul><ul><li>General e-mail address: [email_address] </li></ul><ul><li>Website: www.neh.gov/odh </li></ul><ul><li>Brett Bobley, Director </li></ul><ul><li>[email_address] </li></ul><ul><li>Jason Rhody, Program Officer </li></ul><ul><li>[email_address] </li></ul><ul><li>Jennifer Serventi, Program Officer </li></ul><ul><li>[email_address] </li></ul><ul><li>Add the ODH Update RSS feed to your favorite reader </li></ul>