Institutes for Advanced Topics in the 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.

Applicants may apply to create institutes that are a single opportunity or are offered multiple times to different audiences.  Institutes may be as short as a few days or as long as six weeks and held at a single site or at multiples sites; virtual institutes are also permissible.  Training opportunities could be offered before or after regularly occurring scholarly meetings, during the summer months, or during appropriate times of the academic year.  The duration of a program should allow for full and thorough treatment of the topic; it should also be appropriate for the intended audience.

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Begin by reading the Notice of Funding Opportunity below to ensure you understand the expectations and restrictions for projects delivered under this grant and are prepared to write the most effective application.

Download Application Materials

Institutes for Advanced Topics in the Digital Humanities Notice of Funding Opportunity, March 2020 (PDF) Application Package

Budget Resources

Sample Budget, October 2018 (PDF)

Budget Form, October 2018 (XLS)

Program Resources

Institutes for Advanced Topics in the Digital Humanities Frequently Asked Questions, 2020 (PDF)

List of Recently Funded Institutes for Advanced Topics in the Digital Humanities Grants

DUNS Number Requirement

Certification Regarding Lobbying (PDF)

Disclosure of Lobbying Activities (PDF)

Sample Application Narratives

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University of Texas, Institute for High Performance Sound Technologies

Vanderbilt University, Advancing XML-Based Scholarship

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