Dangers and Opportunities of Technology: Perspectives from the Humanities

Office of Digital Humanities

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Expected output

Digital Resource or Publication;
Online Video;

Period of performance

Up to 24 months

Application available


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Project start date

Applicants to NEH for awards with expected issuance dates on or after October 1, 2024, should be aware of revisions to the Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards (2 CFR Part 200) effective from that date. All NEH awards issued on or after October 1, 2024, will be subject to the revised regulations. You may incorporate these changes into your applications now.

Additional information is available at https://www.neh.gov/grants/manage/2024-Revisions-to-2-CFR-200

The Dangers and Opportunities of Technology: Perspectives from the Humanities (DOT) program supports research that examines technology and its relationship to society through the lens of the humanities, with a focus on the dangers and/or opportunities presented by technology. NEH is particularly interested in projects that examine the role of technology in shaping current social and cultural issues.

The DOT program is part of the NEH’s American Tapestry initiative.

The program support projects led individual researchers (up to $75K) and by collaborative teams (up to $150K).

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 2023-24:

  •  A special encouragement for research projects that seek to understand and address the ethical, legal, and societal implications of artificial intelligence (A.I.).
  • Improved guidance for applicants proposing to conduct surveys, interviews, or digital ethnographic studies.


  • Applicants to this program are institutions.
  • Applications will be declared ineligible for review if they do not include all required sections and components (e.g., Budget form with a Budget Justification, Biographies and not CVs).
  • 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. 
  • Two or more applications for federal funding and/or approved federal award budgets are not permitted to include overlapping project costs.

A recorded presentation about DOT is available below. The slides and recording are applicable for the 2023 and 2024 deadlines:

Slide Deck [PDF]

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Program Statistics

NEH received
105 applications
This grant has a
15% funding ratio
NEH made
16 awards