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Apply for a NYC DH Graduate Student Project Award by May 20, 2019

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    Lisa Marie Rhody

    Dear all,

    With apologies for cross posting, the NYC DH <> is excited to announce this year\’s call for applications for the NYCDH Graduate Student Award. If you are a graduate student, please consider submitting a proposal for your digital project. Please also share the call widely with colleagues and fellow graduate students. You can also circulate the link to the call which can be found here:

    Best wishes,


    NYCDH Graduate Student Project Award: Call for Proposals

    We are pleased to announce our sixth annual cross-institutional NYCDH Digital Humanities Graduate Student Project Award. We invite all graduate students attending an institution in New York City and the metropolitan area to apply by Monday, May 20, 2019.

    The award recognized excellent digital humanities scholarship in the NYCDH community.The first prize winner will receive a cash prize of $1000. Two runner-up positions will receive $500 each. All three winning proposals will have the opportunity to receive support from one or more of the many centers affiliated with NYCDH; support can include, when needed, consultations, networking and possible access to institutional resources (website hosting, software licenses, etc.). Winners will also receive exposure on and associated social media outlets, and will have the opportunity to present their work at our annual NYCDH Week Kickoff Meeting.

    Project proposals can be submitted by individuals or teams. We are accepting proposals for projects in all stages of development, from early to mid-stage to complete.

    Projects may include:

    • Digital Mapping
    • Digital Archive or Exhibit
    • A Digital Edition
    • Textual, network, audio or visual analysis
    • Publishing experiments
    • 3D technology
    • A longform, media-rich narrative/argument
    • e-lit
    • Games
    • Maker project
    • Surprise us!

    Proposals must include:

    • The name of the project leader
    • The name of team members (if appropriate)
    • Short bio(s)
    • A brief abstract of the project. Please declare if your project has any current or previous funding, including where the funding came from, how much, and how it was used. [max words: 250]
    • A detailed description of the project. Please include a discussion of how it engages with issues of digital methods, culture, or theory, as well as also the current state of the project (e.g. developing a prototype, cleaning up data previously used or adding to it, entering a sustainability phase, etc.). We accept projects at all stages of development, and evaluation takes into consideration the applicant’s description of the project’s current status. Please also describe to the best of your ability where your project is in its development cycle (eg. proposal, prototyping, under development, revision, expanding, already launched and doing outreach, etc.) [max words: 1000]
    • A timeline for the project work, and
    • Optional: if your project requires or would benefit from funding, please provide a transparent, itemized explanation of your funding requirements, including a description of the labor, digital skills, funds, and other resources involved. We recognize that many project do not require an budget, and providing one  does not necessarily mean that you have access to the resources you need, just that you are aware of what they are.. [max words: 500]

    Submit proposals by email to with the subject heading: NYCDH Grad Student Award Proposal 2019.

    Proposals will be judged by an awards committee selected from members of the NYCDH Steering Committee, and projects will be chosen based on their intellectual contribution, innovative use of technology, and the clarity of their work plan.

    We encourage prospective applicants to contact the awards committee to talk about your proposal before you submit. To set up an appointment, send us an email at

    For help in preparing your application, you may which to refer to past awards. Information about previous awards from 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, and 2018.


    Deadline: Monday, May 20, 2019 at 11:59 PM

    Notification: July 2019

    Awards Dispersed: Fall 2019

    NYCDH Week Presentation: February 2020


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