Call for Proposals: Digital Dissertation Fellowships

Digital Dissertation Fellowships

Carolina Digital Humanities is soliciting proposals for Digital Dissertation Fellowships. These Fellowships will support graduate students wishing to include significant digital components in their dissertation research projects in the humanities, arts, and humanistic social sciences. Fellowships provide funding of $4,000. The funding will be received as a one-time award.

Recipients will integrate digital approaches into a significant portion of their dissertation research. Recipients will develop a significant aspect of a digital component of their dissertation research during the summer of 2019.  Recipients will also meet as a cohort three times during the fall of 2019, culminating with a public presentation of their research. Recipients will also submit a brief reflection on their experience.


Submit an application using this link no later than 11:59 PM on March 22nd.

The submission will include:

  • A statement of interest that should be no more than two single-spaced pages. The statement should include a description of the research project to be pursued; an initial survey of digital methods relevant to the project; and discussion of plans for incorporating the research into a digital component of a dissertation.
  • The application form will also allow applicants to provide details about relevant experience with digital research methods.
  • Applicants will also be asked to submit a brief letter of acknowledgement from a dissertation advisor or department leader (i.e., Chair or Director of Graduate Studies) confirming that the student has been authorized to develop a dissertation that includes significant digital components. The letter should also indicate that these components may result in hybrid or nontraditional elements in the submitted product for completion of the PhD.


For questions related to the proposal process, contact Daniel Anderson (

You can learn more about the program and past fellows here.

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