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Jump-start Packages

The Andrew W. Mellon grant, “Resilient Networks to Support Inclusive Digital Humanities,” awards competitive jump-start grants of $5000 to member-institution faculty pursuing digital humanities projects. These grants are awarded as stipends or research accounts (depending on stipulations of the member institutions) to faculty developing projects that would benefit from the expertise of a network of digital humanities faculty, librarians, and students. Awarded faculty will be expected to lead at least one workshop session on their project. Each awarded project will also receive support for two students to work on the project at a later date, though the students may be at a member institution different from that of the faculty. The projects will be matched with librarians from member institutions and are expected to share findings, methodology, data, and any software developed as part of the award. 


Faculty (full time tenured, non-tenured, and non-tenure-track) with continuing appointments at the following institutions are eligible: The George Washington University, Davidson College, Rice University, and Prairie View A&M University. Faculty in the humanities, or faculty engaged in humanistic research broadly construed, are eligible to apply. 


The Principal Investigators of Resilient Networks will evaluate proposals according to the following criteria:

  • Significance of the research question or approach
  • Opportunity for collaborative research involving students
  • Innovation
  • Feasibility and quality of the project plan

NOTE: Awards will be announced by mid-November 2016. The award period for this funding will be from January 1st, 2017-December 31st, 2017. 

Deadline: Friday, October 14th (5 PM CST)

Questions? Contact us at resilnetworks@email.gwu.edu