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Announcing a New Grant Program: Digital Humanities Implementation Grants

June 21, 2011 | By Brett Bobley

On Wednesday, June 22, at the Digital Humanities 2011 conference at Stanford University, the ODH officially announced our new grant program, Digital Humanities Implementation Grants (or DHIG, for short).

This program is designed to be a follow-on to our popular Digital Humanities Start-Up Grant program (SUG). As you know, the SUG program awards small grants and is designed to fund early, cutting-edge, experimental work that shows great potential. SUGs can also be used for small planning meetings, studies, or workshops.

But now that we've funded nearly 200 SUGs, we've heard a lot of feedback from the field that the timing is right to offer a larger implementation program aimed at helping projects move beyond the start-up phase and into full implementation. Enter: DHIG!

The DHIGs offer a much larger maximum grant (from $100K to $325K). Projects applying for a DHIG grant should be able to demonstrate that they've already successfully completed an earlier start-up phase and are now ready to build on it with a larger grant.

In the past, we had two SUG deadlines per year. We are now moving to one SUG deadline (this year September 27, 2011) and one DHIG deadline (this year January 24, 2012).

Sustainability and Data Management Plans

Also new of note: the DHIG program requires that every applicant include both a sustainability plan and a data management plan. You'll note that we have aligned our data management requirements with those of the National Science Foundation to enable you to take advantage of data management resources that your institution may have already developed for applying to the NSF. Please check out the guidelines for more information on this. Over the course of the next year, we will be adding similar requirements to the other ODH grant programs.

If you are interested in applying, please check out the full guidelines. As always, please get in touch if you have any questions. DHIG?