Dangers and Opportunities of Technology: Perspectives from the Humanities
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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:
Read the Notice of Funding Opportunity to ensure you understand the expectations and restrictions for projects delivered under this grant and are prepared to write the most effective application.
- Dangers and Opportunities of Technology: Perspectives from the Humanities Notice of Funding Opportunity, October 2023
- Dangers and Opportunities of Technology: Perspectives from the Humanities Grants.gov application package
- Dangers and Opportunities of Technology: Perspectives from the Humanities Frequently Asked Questions updated July 2023 (PDF)
- List of resources for all applicants to the Office of Digital Humanities
- List of DOT Awardees from February 2023 Deadline
Sample Application Narratives
- Individual Researcher: Johannes Himmelreich, Syracuse University, Good Decisions: Data Science as a Moral Practice
- Collaborative Team: Michele Friedner (University of Chicago) and Mara Mills (New York University), The Global Cochlear Implant: Provincializing “Brain Implants” through Disability Technocultures
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