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 $100,000 in matching funds

Funding Opportunity for


Expected output

Digital Infrastructure;
Digital Resource or Publication;
Teaching Resources;

Period of performance

Up to thirty-six months

Application available (anticipated)

Next deadline (anticipated)

Expected notification date

Project start date

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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.

The DHAG program supports projects at different phases of their lifecycles that respond to one or more of these programmatic priorities: 
•    research and refinement of innovative, experimental, or computationally challenging methods and techniques 
•    enhancement or design of digital infrastructure that contributes to and supports the humanities, such as open-source code, tools, or platforms
•    evaluative studies that investigate the practices and the impact of digital scholarship on research, pedagogy, scholarly communication, and public engagement

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 2024

•    Prospective applicants seeking expedited program officer feedback about the fit of their project to the DHAG program are invited to submit a brief inquiry.  
•    Applicants at all three funding levels may request funding for sustaining, revitalizing, or recovering digital projects.
•    Level III applicants may request up to $100,000 in matching funds.


•    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 for 2024 Deadline Dates: 

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Program Statistics

In the last three fiscal years, NEH received an average of
92 applications
per competition
This grant has a
17% Funding Ratio
NEH made an average of
16 Awards
per competition