New Deadlines for Digital Humanities Advancement Grant Program
The Office of Digital Humanities is pleased to announce two upcoming deadlines for the Digital Humanities Advancement Grants (DHAG) program. The first will be on January 11, 2024 and the second on June 13, 2024.
The DHAG program funds innovative, experimental, and/or computationally challenging digital projects that cannot be funded elsewhere at NEH. Because NEH has many grant programs that can support digital projects, you may wish to consult the Match Your Project to a Grant Program and What Grant Program Fits My Digital Project resources before starting your application.
Previous DHAG awardees have used their funding to support such activities as:
- researching the application of natural language processing techniques to study the evolution of language in Buddhist Sanskrit texts;
- extending the Zooniverse.org online platform to allow individual crowdsourcing project teams to review, compare, and edit transcriptions, and to work directly with raw text data generated from community transcription projects; and
- creating machine learning methods to identify microartifacts from archaeological sites.
As in the past, DHAG will offer three funding levels, designed to support projects at different stages of maturity and of differing scopes. We have posted several new Sample Application Narratives at all three funding levels as a resource for applicants.
Two important changes for 2024 are that the limit for Level III matching funds has been raised from $50,000 to $100,000 and that applicants may request support for recovering, revitalizing, or sustaining digital projects at all three funding levels.
ODH staff will still review draft applications. However, if you’re not sure whether DHAG is the most appropriate fit for your work, you can submit an inquiry to receive expedited feedback from a program officer. To submit an inquiry, email a brief description of your project outlining anticipated activities, audiences, methods, and outputs to @email. We ask that this document not exceed two pages.
In addition to reviewing the Notice of Funding Opportunity, FAQ, Sample Application Narratives, and other DHAG-specific resources, you may wish to also consult the Resources for Applicants to the NEH Office of Digital Humanities. Please reach out to us at @email if you have any questions!
January applicants will be notified about funding decisions in August 2024 and June applicants will hear back in December 2024 or January 2025.