Institutes for Advanced Topics in the Digital Humanities
Office of Digital Humanities
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The Institutes for Advanced Topics in the Digital Humanities (IATDH) program supports national or regional (multistate) training programs for scholars, humanities professionals, and advanced graduate students to broaden and extend their knowledge of digital humanities. Through this program, NEH seeks to increase the number of humanities scholars and practitioners using digital technology in their research and to broadly disseminate knowledge about advanced technology tools and methodologies relevant to the humanities.
This program aims to bring together humanities scholars, advanced graduate students, librarians, archivists, museum staff, computer scientists, information specialists, and others to learn about new tools, approaches, and technologies, and to foster relationships for future collaborations in the humanities. NEH encourages you to develop proposals for multidisciplinary teams that include the necessary range of intellectual, technical, and practical expertise. You may draw partners and collaborators from the private and public sectors and may include appropriate specialists from within and outside the United States. You should consider not only the practical applications of the institute topic, but also address ethical implications of its subject for humanities research, teaching, or public programming.
There is wide latitude in the form and content of institutes. They may focus on a particular computational method, such as network or spatial analysis, or target the needs of a particular humanities discipline or audience. You could offer it only once or multiple times to different audiences or cohorts. They may be as short as a few days or as long as six weeks. You may host it at a single site, multiples sites, or virtually, but the format and duration should allow for full and thorough treatment of the topic and be appropriate for the intended audience and all participants must be engaged in the same format simultaneously unless modifications are needed for accessibility accommodations.
What’s New for 2023 and 2024
- This Notice of Funding Opportunity will apply to the 2023 and 2024 deadlines.
- We have provided more guidance on faculty and participant compensation and project evaluation.
- Applications will be declared ineligible for review if they do not include all required sections and components
- 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.
The December 1, 2022 webinar recording and slides are available below:
Live Q&A Session
Please join program staff from the Office of Digital Humanities for a live Question and Answer session on Wednesday, November 29, 2023, at 2:00 p.m. Eastern Time. Click here to register.
Optional Draft Review
Submit draft materials to @email by December 15, 2023, 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time to receive feedback from program officers before the final deadline. You do not need to have a complete application to submit materials for review and feedback. More information about submitting a draft may be found in the Notice of Funding Opportunity.
Read the Notice of Funding Opportunity to ensure you understand the expectations and restrictions for projects delivered under this grant and are prepared to write the most effective application.
Institutes for Advanced Topics in the Digital Humanities Notice of Funding Opportunity, 2023 and 2024 (PDF)
Institutes for Advanced Topics in the Digital Humanities Grants.gov application package
Institutes for Advanced Topics in the Digital Humanities Frequently Asked Questions, 2023 (PDF)
List of Recently Funded Institutes for Advanced Topics in the Digital Humanities Grants
Sample Application Narratives
Alexandria Archive Institute, Inc., Networking Archaeological Data and Communities
City University of New York, Digital Humanities Research Institutes: Further Expanding Communities of Practice
George Mason University, Digital Methods for Military History
Folger Shakespeare Library, Institute on Early Modern Digital Agendas
University of California, Los Angeles, Institute on Teaching in the Geospatial Humanities
University of Texas, Institute for High Performance Sound Technologies
Vanderbilt University, Advancing XML-Based Scholarship
When you are ready to apply, register for an account with SAM.gov and Grants.gov; both are required. If you already have completed the registrations, make sure they are current.
Follow the instructions outlined in the Notice of Funding Opportunity and in the Grants.gov instructions.
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