Digital Humanities Advancement Grants

Office of Digital Humanities

Grant Snapshot

Maximum award amount

Level I: $75,000
Level II: $150,000
Level III: $350,000, with an additional $50,000 in matching funds

Open to

Organizations

Expected output

Article;
Digital Infrastructure;
Digital Resource or Publication;
Report;
Software;
Teaching Resources;
Workshop

Period of performance

Up to thirty-six months

Application available

Optional draft due

Deadline

Expected notification date

Project start date

NEH and IMLS logos

The Digital Humanities Advancement Grants program (DHAG) supports innovative, experimental, and/or computationally challenging digital projects, leading to work that can scale to enhance scholarly research, teaching, and public programming in the humanities.

DHAG is one of many grant programs at the NEH that funds digital humanities projects. Please consult these resources to help find the right program to support your work

In support of its efforts to advance national information infrastructures in libraries and archives, and subject to the availability of funds and agency discretion, the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) anticipates providing funding through this program. These funds may support DHAG projects that further the IMLS mission to advance, support, and empower America’s libraries, archives, museums, and related organizations. IMLS funding supports innovative collaborations between library and archives professionals, humanities professionals, information scientists, and relevant public communities that advance the preservation of, access to, and public engagement with, digital collections and services. IMLS encourages DHAG applicants to work in collaboration, and employ the expertise of, library and archives staff at your institution or across the country to strengthen knowledge networks, empower community learning, foster civic cohesion, advance research, and support the traditionally underserved.

What’s New for 2023

•    Applicants may now request up to $75,000 for Level I projects 
•    Applicants must now include an “Overview of the project” section as part of the application narrative 
•    DHAG is temporarily suspending funding for projects that examine the history, criticism, ethics, or philosophy of digital culture or technology and its impact on society as this work may be supported by the Dangers and Opportunities of Technology program
•    Subrecipient budget forms are now required for projects that include subawards

Reminders: 

•    Applications will be declared ineligible for review if they do not include all required sections and components (e.g., Budget form with a Budget Justification, 
Biographies and not CVs). 
•    Applications will be declared ineligible for review if they do not comply with all requirements indicated with a “must” outlined in the NOFO, including page limits.
•    Two or more applications for federal funding and/or approved federal award budgets are not permitted to include overlapping project costs. 
•    We no longer accept letters of support. Any letters submitted by individuals not participating in the project will be removed from the application.

Webinar

A pre-recorded webinar will be available on October 27, 2022.

The October 28, 2021 webinar (for the 2022 NOFO and deadline dates) recording, transcripts, and slides are available below:

Transcript – English [PDF] | Transcript – Spanish [PDF]

Slide Deck [PDF]  

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Program Statistics

This grant has been awarded for
11
competitions
NEH received an average of
103
applications
per competition
This grant has a
17%
Funding Ratio
NEH made an average of
16
Awards
per competition