The moment that you’ve all been waiting for has arrived. Yes, the guidelines for the fourth round of the Institutes for Advanced Topics in the Digital Humanities (IATDH) program are now available! We’re looking for organizations interested in leading next year’s crop of institutes. This year's application deadline is February 16, 2011.This program has funded, among others, such nationally-recognized institutes as UCLA's Networks and Networks Analysis for the Humanities, University of Virginia’s Institute for Enabling Geospatial Scholarship, and One Week | One Week: A Digital Humanities Barn Raising from George Mason University that ultimately created the Anthologize tool. Brown University’s Advanced Topics in TEI Encoding traveling workshops which have been crisscrossing the country for the past two years were also funded through the IATDH program.
These NEH grants support national or regional training programs for scholars and advanced graduate students to broaden and extend their knowledge of digital humanities. Through these programs, NEH seeks to increase the number of humanities scholars using digital technology in their research and broadly disseminate knowledge about advanced technology tools and methodologies for to the humanities. Institutes may be as short as a few days and held at multiple locations or as long as six weeks at a single site—whatever works best for the topic. We’re interested in supporting a variety of different professional development models to meet the needs of humanities scholars.
For information about previously funded Institutes, please visit the Funded Projects Query Form on the NEH website or see this recent post about the 2010 awardees. If your institution has a particular expertise in how to apply digital technologies to humanities scholarship, please consider hosting a training institute to share your know-how with the world.
If you have any questions or wish to chat about your idea for leading an Institute for Advanced Topics opportunity, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org . Considering applying! To quote Uncle Sam, "We want you."