Digital Humanities Start-Up Grants

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The National Endowment for the Humanities and the Institute of Museum and Library Services invite applications to the Digital Humanities Start-Up Grants program.

This program is designed to encourage innovations in the digital humanities. By awarding relatively low-dollar grants during the planning stages, the goal is to identify projects that are particularly innovative and have the potential to make a positive impact on the humanities.

Two levels of awards will be made in this program.

Level I awards are small grants ($5,000 to $25,000 each) designed to fund brainstorming sessions, workshops, early alpha-level prototypes, and initial planning.

Level II awards are larger grants ($25,001 to $50,000 each) that can be used for more fully-formed projects that are ready to start the first stage of implementation or the creation of working prototypes.

Eligible applicants are:

Any U.S. nonprofit 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organization or institution; state and local governmental agencies and Native American tribal organizations; and U.S. citizens or foreign nationals who have been living in the United States or its jurisdictions for at least the three years immediately prior to the application deadline.

Individuals affiliated with an eligible institution must apply through an institution, ordinarily their own institution.

Applications will be accepted at two deadlines: October 16 or April 2.

Contact the Digital Humanities Initiative staff at dhi[at]

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