Next deadline announced for Dangers and Opportunities of Technology Program

July 25, 2023
Next deadline announced for Dangers and Opportunities of Technology Program

ODH‘s newest grant program, Dangers & Opportunities of Technology: Perspectives from the Humanities (DOT), is now accepting applications for the October 11, 2023, deadline.  

DOT issues a direct call for new research that explores the relationship between technology and culture as well as technology’s dramatic impacts on society.  Please note that “technology” will be interpreted broadly and that DOT encourages research into technologies not only of the modern or digital era but from any time period.

DOT is a signature program of NEH’s special initiative, American Tapestry, which leverages the humanities to strengthen our democracy, advance equity for all, and address our changing climate.

We hope to attract scholars from a wide range of disciplines who are interested in examining the role of technology in shaping current social and cultural issues.

The DOT program offers separate funding categories for projects led by a single researcher (up to $75,000) and projects led by collaborative teams with more than one project director (up to $150,000). Teams may include students and members of community groups, such as churches and cultural centers, to carry out a broad range of activities leading to different types of deliverables, such as organizing field-wide convenings; conducting studies or interviews; designing experiments or prototypes; or developing articles, books, websites, or podcasts.

We ask that each grantee, in addition to their proposed outputs, write a white paper that will be publicly available on the NEH website, joining white papers from other ODH awards in the NEH funded projects database.

We encourage all potential applicants to watch a recorded presentation about the program’s goals, application requirements, and review process, which will be available on the program resource page on Friday, August 4, 2023.

You may also join ODH program officers for a live Q&A session about the program on Tuesday, August 15, 2023, at 2pm Eastern. Click here to register for the Q&A.

The DOT program does not accept drafts, but ODH staff is happy to answer questions about the fit of your proposed project to this program or the application process.

Applications are due October 11, 2023, and awardees will be notified in April 2024. The third and final deadline for the DOT program will be September 12, 2024.

Don’t forget to take advantage of the Resources for Applicants to the NEH Office of Digital Humanities and to contact us directly with questions at @email