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 program supports national or regional (multistate) training programs for scholars, humanities professionals, and 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.

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. They could be offered only once or offered multiple times to different audiences. They may be as short as a few days or as long as six weeks, held at a single site, multiples sites, or virtually, but the format and duration of a program should allow for full and thorough treatment of the topic and be appropriate for the intended audience. Institutes could be scheduled before or after regularly occurring scholarly meetings, during the summer months, or during appropriate times of the academic year.

What’s New for 2022:

  • The Program Description section of the Notice of Funding Opportunity has been updated to highlight additional topics and formats that would be appropriate for this program.
  • The application review criteria have been revised and reorganized.


  • Applications will be declared ineligible for review if they do not include all required sections and components (i.e., Research and Related Budget and budget justification).  
  • 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 13, 2021 webinar recording, transcripts, and slides are available below:

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