Institutes for Advanced Topics in the Digital Humanities

Office of Digital Humanities

Grant Snapshot

Maximum award amount

$250,000

Open to

Organizations

Expected output

Conference/Institute/Seminar

Period of performance

Up to 36 months

Application available

Application due

Expected notification date

Project start date

The Institutes for Advanced Topics in the Digital Humanities 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.

These professional development programs may focus on a particular computational method, such as network or spatial analysis.  They may also target the needs of a particular humanities discipline or audience. 

What’s New for 2021:  

  • Applicants must submit the Research and Related Budget Form and attach a budget justification.  The Research and Related Budget is available in the Grants.gov application package. Budgets in other formats will not be accepted. 
  • The narrative includes new questions for applicants to address, such as describing more fully the publicity plans for recruiting participants and providing additional details for risk assessment and risk mitigation.  

Reminders:  

  • 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.   
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Program Statistics

In the last five competitions this program received an average of
14
Applications
per year
This program has a
29%
Funding Ratio
NEH made an average of
4
Awards
per year

Examples of Projects Funded by this Grant Program