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.

Note about Humanities Perspectives on Artificial Intelligence

This grant program is one of ten NEH programs that are part of NEH’s Humanities Perspectives on Artificial Intelligence initiative, which is encouraging research on the ethical, legal, and societal implications of AI. To learn more about the initiative, please see our page about the AI initiative.

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:

Slide Deck [PDF]

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.

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Program Statistics

In the last five competitions this program received an average of
13 Applications
per year
This program has a
31% Funding Ratio
NEH made an average of
4 Awards
per year

Examples of Projects Funded by this Grant Program