Archive for the ‘Grants’ Category

Funded PhD: Iron Age and Roman Settlements (KCL)

Wednesday, April 1st, 2015

Professor Sir Richard Trainor doctoral studentship: ‘Settlement and connectivity in the English Channel: the Isle of Wight and its setting in the Iron Age and Roman periods.’

This project exploits the rich material record of Wight and its environs, with a particular focus on the abundant digital data recorded by the Portable Antiquities Scheme. It is to be supervised by Dr John Pearce (Classics), Dr Stuart Dunn (Department of Digital Humanities) and Dr Sam Moorhead (British Museum). Details of the studentship and the application process (deadline 1st May 2015) can be found on the Trainor Studentships webpage.

John Pearce ( and Stuart Dunn ( are happy to discuss the project with prospective applicants.

Bursaries available for London EpiDoc training, April 2013

Thursday, February 7th, 2013

A reminder that we are inviting applications for a training event in digital encoding of epigraphy and papyrology at the Institute for Classical Studies, London, April 22-5, 2013 (see full announcement). Thanks to the generosity of the British Epigraphy Society and Society for Promotion of Roman Studies, we now have a limited number of bursaries available to assist students with attending this workshop.

If you would like to apply for financial support in attending the EpiDoc workshop, please note in your application email that you would like to be considered for a bursary, approximately how much you expect the trip to cost you, and what other sources of funding you have. If you have already applied for the training, please just send an additional email asking to be considered, and we’ll add a note to this effect to your application. A decision will be made shortly after the closing date on March 1st.

BSR conference support scheme

Thursday, September 13th, 2012

Forwarded for Eleanor Murkett:

28 September deadline for proposals for the new BSR Conference Support Scheme Competition 2013-2014

Proposals for 2013-14 are currently being accepted for the BSR’s new Conference Support Scheme. This provides support for promising novel research on Rome and Italy. The scheme reflects the BSR’s longstanding commitment to promoting interdisciplinary research and its main aim is to provide support for genuinely interdisciplinary landmark conferences which will foster collaborative relationships with universities and research centres.

Please make sure your application reaches us by the deadline of 16.00 on Friday 28 September 2012

For further information about the Scheme please go to the BSR Conferences page at

DH PhD studentship at the Open University

Thursday, October 14th, 2010

Forwarded for Elton Barker, who would be happy to answer any queries:

One full-time, three year PhD studentship available from 1 January 2011
Interdisciplinary PhD Studentship in Digital Humanities
Open University – Faculty of Arts
Based in Milton Keynes

Digital Humanities at The Open University is a rapidly growing area of research. The proposed studentship is aimed at exploring the application of geographical concepts to research in the Arts and Humanities, and the ways in which they are represented, in the digital medium. We would welcome applications from candidates with an appropriate research proposal in any discipline studied in The Open University Faculty of Arts, ie Art History, Classical Studies, English, History, Music, Philosophy and Religious Studies.

Projects which will benefit from supervision across traditional disciplinary boundaries are particularly encouraged. Also encouraged are proposals with links to one of our existing research groups or collaborative projects.


Further details of Digital Humanities-related research at The Open University can be found at

DHI Now Known as Office of Digital Humanities (ODH)

Tuesday, March 25th, 2008

Not specifically classics, but this news from the National Endowment for the Humanities should be of interest, at least to those of us in the US: The Digital Humanities Initiative (DHI) has been made permanent, and is now the Office of Digital Humanities (ODH)
From the ODH Webpage:

The Office of Digital Humanities (ODH) is an office within the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH). Our primary mission is to help coordinate the NEH’s efforts in the area of digital scholarship. As in the sciences, digital technology has changed the way scholars perform their work. It allows new questions to be raised and has radically changed the ways in which materials can be searched, mined, displayed, taught, and analyzed. Technology has also had an enormous impact on how scholarly materials are preserved and accessed, which brings with it many challenging issues related to sustainability, copyright, and authenticity. The ODH works not only with NEH staff and members of the scholarly community, but also facilitates conversations with other funding bodies both in the United States and abroad so that we can work towards meeting these challenges.

International School in Archaeology and Cultural Heritage

Friday, January 18th, 2008

By way of Jack Sasson’s Agade list:

We would like to bring your attention to the International School in Archaeology and Cultural Heritage that we’re organizing in May 2008, in Ascona, Switzerland.

It’s a jointly organization between:

The School will face the problem of the modern technologies in the heritage field, giving participants the opportunity to obtain a detailed overview of the main methods and applications to archaeological and conservation research and practice. Furthermore, our School will give the chance to participants to enter in a very short time the kernel of the scientific discussion on 3D technologies — surveying methods, documentation, data management and data interpretation — in the archaeological research and practice.

The School will be open to ca 60 participants at graduate level, to those carrying out doctoral or specialist research, to established research workers, to members of State Archaeology Services and to professionals specializing in the study and documentation, modeling and conservation of the archaeological heritage.

The deadline for the registration is 31st March, 2008.

Grants provided by UNESCO and ISPRS will be available for students with limited budgets and travel possibilities. The deadline for the grant application is 15st February, 2008.

The grant application and registration form are available online [pdf].

The School is to be held in the congress centre Centro Stefano Franscini, Monte Verità, Ascona, Switzerland. The centre is an ETH-affiliated seminar complex located in a superb botanical park on the historic and cultural Monte Verità area, which will also be the residence of the participants with its integrated hotel and restaurant.

We would be grateful if you could also circulate this announcement to all the possible participants.

Don’t hesitate to contact by email the organization if you should have any question.

Thank you and best regards,

Prof. Armin Gruen

Dr. Stefano Campana

Dr. Fabio Remondino

Prof. Maurizio Forte

NEH/IMLS Advancing Knowledge Grant Program Announced

Thursday, January 17th, 2008

From Brett Bobley:

This is a reminder that the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) and the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) invite applications to a digital humanities grant competition sponsored by the two federal agencies. The grant program, “Advancing Knowledge: The IMLS/NEH Digital Partnership,” seeks applications for projects that would explore new ways to share, examine, and interpret humanities collections in a digital environment and develop new uses and audiences for existing digital resources.   Grants are intended to spur innovation and new collaborations; advance the role of cultural repositories in online teaching, learning, and research; and develop collaborative approaches involving the scholarly community and cultural repositories for the creation, management, preservation, and presentation of reusable digital collections and products.

Projects must be collaborative with at least one museum, library, or archive as an integral member of the project team. Awards normally are for two years and typically range from $50,000 to a maximum of $350,000. Nonprofit institutions interested in applying can find guidelines onlineThe deadline for applications is March 18, 2008.  Applicants are encouraged to contact program officers who can offer advice about preparing the proposal and review draft proposals. Draft proposals should be submitted six weeks before the deadline. Questions and drafts may be submitted by e-mail to

NEH Digital Humanities Start-Up Grants Guidelines Posted

Wednesday, January 16th, 2008

Brett Bobley wrote to alert subscribers to the publication of updated Guidelines for the National Endowment for the Humanities’ Digital Humanities Start-Up Grants. The major change since last year: level I applications (basic research) are a maximum 5 page narrative; maximum page count for larger level II applications is 12 pages!

Cuneiform Digital Library Initiative and Digital Library Program of UCLA

Wednesday, September 26th, 2007

The Cuneiform Digital Library Initiative and the Digital Library Program of the University of California, Los Angeles, are pleased to announce their successful proposal to the Institute for Museum and Library Services program “National Leadership Grants: Building Digital Resources” for funding of a two-year project dedicated to improving data management and archiving tools in Humanities research.

Project Title: “Cuneiform Digital Library Initiative: Second Generation”

The UCLA University Library and UCLA’s Department of Near Eastern Languages and Cultures will create the Cuneiform Digital Library Initiative: Second Generation (CDLI 2). The project will migrate 450,000 legacy archival and access images and metadata from CDLI to UCLA’s Digital Library Content System, standardizing and upgrading the metadata to improve discovery and enable content archiving within the California Digital Library’s Digital Preservation Repository. The project will add 7,000 digital artifacts with cuneiform inscriptions, including collections housed at the University of Chicago’s Oriental Institute and in Syrian national museums. This project will ensure the long-term preservation of text inscribed on endangered ancient cuneiform tablets. (see the IMLS notice of grants in this cycle)

Principal Investigators:

Stephen Davison
Robert K. Englund

JISC/NEH Transatlantic Digitization Collaboration Grants

Friday, September 14th, 2007

NEH Program Officer Jason Rhody sends the following announcement:

As part of its Digital Humanities Initiative, the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) in the United States is joining with the Joint Information Systems Committee (JISC) in the United Kingdom to offer support for digitization projects in the humanities. These grants provide funding for one year of development in any of the following areas:

  • new digitization projects and pilot projects,
  • the addition of important materials to existing digitization projects, or
  • the development of infrastructure (either technical “middleware,” tools, or knowledge-sharing) to support U.S.-England digitization work.

Collaboration between U.S. and English institutions is a key requirement for this grant category. Awards range from $100,000 to $240,000 (approximately £50,000 to £120,000) for a one-year period, with projects starting from April 2008 for up to 12 months. The receipt deadline for applications is November 29, 2007.

For further information, review the full guidelines on the NEH website:

For further information about NEH’s Digital Humanities Initiative, please see:

Change to British Academy Postdoctoral Fellowships Scheme

Wednesday, August 8th, 2007

Picked this up and copied it from mailing lists:

From: British Academy []
Sent: Wed 08/08/2007 02:43

Change to British Academy Postdoctoral Fellowship Scheme

The timetable for applications for British Academy Postdoctoral fellowships has been brought forward in order to provide for earlier announcements, to give universities more time to plan to integrate Postdoctoral Fellows into departmental teaching and other programmes. The process will be conducted over two stages instead of one, in order to reduce the burden on HEIs. The deadline for outline submissions is 15 October 2007 for awards to be taken up from September 2008. Institutions are required to countersign outline applications but need provide no further information at this stage. Applicants will be notified of the outcome in December 2007, and those who successfully pass the initial selection stage will be invited to submit full bids by the deadline of 28 February 2008. Institutions are required to provide detailed information, including a complete statement of support and the financial appendix showing Full Economic Costs (FEC), only at this second stage. Awards will be announced in May 2008.

Details and application forms are available from

Contact: Research Posts Department 020 7969 5265 or email:

The British Academy
10 Carlton House
London SW1Y 5AH

Tel: 020 7969 5200
Fax: 020 7969 5300

Student Bursaries for Computing in History Teaching

Thursday, August 2nd, 2007

Copied from the Digital Classicist mailing list


The AHRC ICT Methods Network (, which exists to promote and support the use of advanced ICT methods in arts and humanities research, is offering a limited number of bursaries to post-graduate students who wish to present a paper at the conference ‘Distributed Ignorance and the Unthinking Machine: Computing in History Teaching’. The conference takes place on 17 November at The National Archives, Kew, London, and is organized by the UK branch of the Association of History and Computing (AHC-UK).

Applications for bursaries are sought from post-graduate students registered at UK Universities whose research interests are grounded in areas covered by this years AHC-UK conference. These include: when and how you acquired your computing skills, what support and training you had or would like to have had, your perspective on the use of computers in history teaching and identification of key computing skills that history graduates should have and other areas which may be considered to be within the AHC’s sphere of interest. Applicants should submit a paper proposal via the AHC-UK website in the first instance, see

The bursaries are intended to help towards conference expenses. Successful applicants will be able to claim funds up to a total of £200 toward the cost of conference fees, accommodation and travel.

If you wish to apply for a bursary please submit a proposal for the AHC-UK conference in the first instance. You will hear if your proposal has been accpeted by the 28 September. If you are successful please complete the bursary application form, available on the AHRC ICT Methods Network website:

If you have any queries about completing the form please contact Torsten Reimer ( using the heading – AHC-UK Bursary Applications – in the subject bar.

Bursary winners will be asked to submit a short report to the Methods
Network following the conference.

Please address any enquiries about the AHC-UK conference to

Mellon Award for Technology Collaboration

Thursday, March 15th, 2007

From the Mellon Award for Technology Collaboration website (where you’ll find all the details):

The Program in Research in Information Technology of the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation invites nominations for the 2007 Mellon Awards for Technology Collaboration (MATC). In support of the Program’s mission to encourage collaborative, open source software development within traditional Mellon constituencies, these awards recognize not-for-profit organizations that are making substantial contributions of their own resources toward the development of open source software and the fostering of collaborative communities to sustain open source development.

Digital Humanities Summer Institute

Wednesday, February 28th, 2007

Digital Humanities Summer Institute: Additional Scholarship (University of Victoria)

Copied from the Digital Classicist mailing list.

Announcing Additional Scholarships and an Extended Deadline (March 8th) for the 2007 Digital Humanities Summer Institute
University of Victoria

June 18-22, 2007

We are pleased to announce that, due to the generosity of our sponsors, we are able to offer additional scholarships spots in our program. These will be awarded to faculty, staff, and students working in the digital humanities. We have extended the application deadline to March 8th, and the application form is available on line at:

Limited travel funding for graduate students is available via bursaries sponsored by the Association for Computers and the Humanities. You may apply for the this bursary at the same time as for Institute scholarships, by indicating on the scholarship application form that you are a graduate student member of the ACH and would like to be considered for the ACH bursary.

This year, we are fortunate to be able to highlight several unique offerings, including the following:

* Susan Schreibman (U Maryland Libraries) is offering an advanced Text Encoding Consultation.

* Hugh Craig (U Newcastle, NSW) is leading a Master Class in Textual Analysis.

* Dot Porter (U Kentucky) will be leading a seminar on Edition Production tools.

* Lynne Siemens (U Victoria) will again be leading a consultation on Project Planning and Management, focusing on humanities research case studies.

* Stan Ruecker and Alan Galey (U Alberta) are leading an advanced consultation on Interface Design for Humanities Visualization

For more information, please visit the institute’s website at:

Interesting announcement by the NEH today

Tuesday, August 29th, 2006

Part of a message that came around entitled 2006 Changes to Collaborative Research and Scholarly Editions Guidelines:

“In keeping with the goals of the NEH Digital Humanities Initiative (see CURRENT SPECIAL INITIATIVES below), the Scholarly Editions Program requires that applicants employ digital technology in the preparation, management, and online publication of all critical and documentary editions. Projects that include TEI (Text Encoding Initiative) conformant transcription and offer free online access are encouraged and will be given preference.”

EDUCE funded by NSF

Tuesday, August 29th, 2006

The National Science Foundation has just announced a three-year award for a total of $1.2m to the team of Brent Seales (PI), Joseph Gray (co-PI), James Griffioen (co-PI), and Ross Scaife (co-PI) for EDUCE: Enhanced Digital Unwrapping for Conservation and Exploration.


This proposal is to develop a hardware and software system for the virtual unwrapping and visualization of ancient texts. The overall purpose is to capture in digital form fragile 3D texts, such as ancient papyrus and scrolls of other materials using a custom built, portable, multi-power CT scanning device and then to virtually “unroll” the scroll using image algorithms, rendering a digital facsimile that exposes and makes legible inscriptions and other markings on the artifact, all in a non-invasive process. Preliminary work has demonstrated proof of concept. The project is intensely interdisciplinary, requiring expertise in multiple domains. The project is complex and presents significant intellectual and technical challenges to information technology research, materials research, engineering and the social sciences. The potential broader impacts of the project are significant and immediately useful across a large set of scholarly applications and institutional practices. Successful implementation of the described system will enable non-invasive, non-destructive examination of fragile texts and artifacts which contain a wealth of information, allowing holders to share the intellectual content of precious assets with individuals and other institutions.

We’ve begun a new site for dissemination of information about the project here.

U.S. NEH Announces ‘Digital Humanities Initiative’

Wednesday, July 19th, 2006

NEH has launched a new digital humanities initiative aimed at supporting projects that utilize or study the impact of digital technology … NEH is interested in fostering the growth of digital humanities and lending support to a wide variety of projects, including those that deploy digital technologies and methods to enhance our understanding of a topic or issue; those that study the impact of digital technology on the humanities … and those that digitize important materials thereby increasing the public’s ability to search and access humanities information.

AHRC ICT Methods Network Call for proposals

Thursday, April 13th, 2006

Call for Proposals

The Methods Network invites member of the arts and humanities Higher Education community in the U.K. to submit proposals for Methods Network activities. Activities may include workshops, seminars, postgraduate training events, publications, and other activities.


Workshops are envisaged as training sessions for community members within academic institutions. They are directed at community members who will then themselves train others. Workshops are intended to provide training in advanced methods and will also engage with issues such as formal methods in analysis of source data and the creation of technical models, working with multiple technologies, and other matters of vital practical interest to the community. Funds available up to £5000.


Seminars are envisaged as discussion sessions. They may concentrate on highly-defined topics of interest to the community or may have a more general focus. Identifying problem areas in the advanced uses of ICT in the arts and humanities is also encouraged.

The Methods Network is keen to support both single and cross-disciplinary proposals and those which encourage new collaborative frameworks between technical specialists and arts and humanities scholars. The primary emphasis is on the use and reuse of digital resources. Potential themes could include ways in which collaborative practice might advance scholarly achievement, or issues around employing multiple technologies and approaches to their application. Funds available up to £2000.

Other activities

If you have a proposal for an alternative activity or for a publication that could be supported as a Methods Network Activity, we would be pleased to consider this.

Support Materials and Other Documentation

Support materials will be provided as required by the Methods Network. Service Level Agreements will be negotiated between the Methods Network and successful applicants and will incorporate agreed deadlines, deliverables and budgets. Evaluation plans or peer review guidelines for the activity will be agreed as required between the applicant and the Methods Network.

Any activity undertaken on behalf of the Methods Network will be subject to the conditions outlined in these documents. For further information please contact Hazel Gardiner.

PhD studentship in Digital Humanities

Friday, March 31st, 2006

The Centre for Computing in the Humanities,
King’s College London, is very pleased to
announce the availability of a studentship for
its PhD in Digital Humanities, to commence
October 2006. Applications must be received by 7
April, so almost immediate action is required. If
you know someone who might be interested, please
see that he or she receives a copy of this
message as soon as possible.

Application is a two-stage process, as follows:

1. Candidates must first commence application to
the PhD in Digital Humanities. This may be done
online. See
for information and the form.

2. They must then apply for the Studentship
itself. See for information and the form.

Fellowship for digital art students

Thursday, February 2nd, 2006

Linden Lab Fellowship in the Visual and Performing Arts For Creative Innovation in the Online World of Second Life

This fellowship is made possible by Linden Lab®, the creators of Second Life®, to provide a young artist with a chance to be free for a semester or summer to explore the use of the digital world of Second Life as an artistic medium. In doing so, we hope that we will see Second Life used to even greater potential in the expressive arts to the benefit of both the Second Life culture and the broader world of art.

The fellowship will be made available to an undergraduate or graduate student in the visual and performing arts (including music, film, video, new media arts, and architecture) who has shown through his or her work a commitment and talent in innovating using digital media. The fellowship is not intended to support study, but to allow a student the free time to fully explore the potential of Second Life as a creative medium.

All projects must be completed within a semester and/or summer, make use of Second Life tools and capabilities, and be available for view or exhibit within Second Life.

Details and application form at

Pleiades project seeks software applications analyst

Wednesday, February 1st, 2006

I am happy to announce that a 2-year Software Application Analyst position for the Pleiades project is now open for application. We will carefully evaluate all applications received (online, see below) by the deadline of 13 February 2006 with a view toward filling the position as quickly as possible.

We are seeking someone with the following skills (please see full description linked below): Python, Zope, Plone, ArchGenXML, XHTML, CSS, XML, usability and Section 508 compliance; UML (for content type and workflow modeling); Linux (Red Hat/Fedora Core), Apache, CVS/SVN, Windows and Zope/Plone setup and administration; and one or more of the following: PostgreSQL+PsycoPG; MapServer/PrimaGIS/PostGIS.

One finds the job listing and application by going first to:
Then, select “Staff positions (SPA) -> Open positions”
Then, select “Position #/Keyword Search”
Enter position ID 0056777 and select the “Go” button.

i2010 Digital Library questions

Friday, January 20th, 2006

(hat tip Peter Suber)

On December 5 – 6, 2005, the DELOS Network of Excellence on Digital Libraries held a brainstorming meeting in Nice, France, to formulate responses to the i2010 Digital Library questions from the European Commission and to discuss the DELOS vision of the future of Digital Libraries. Participants came from within and without DELOS, from Europe and the United States, including librarians, researchers in the DL field, and representatives of the European Commission.

The final report of the meeting and related documents are now available.

AWMC secures major NEH grant

Friday, January 6th, 2006

From Tom Elliott comes news of the success of the Pleiades proposal submitted by the Ancient World Mapping Center to the most recent NEH Preservation and Access Research and Development competition. Congratulations!

e-Science Demonstrator Projects

Wednesday, December 21st, 2005

(Seen on the Methods Network RSS)

The E-Science Core Programme, in association with the AHRC, wishes to announce a Call for Proposals for E-Science Demonstrator Projects in the Arts and Humanities. Proposals must be received by EPSRC by midday on 16 February 2006.

See full call for proposals at: [PDF]

ACLS Digital Innovation Fellowship program

Wednesday, August 17th, 2005

With great pleasure we accede to Saul Fisher’s request for posting of the following announcement from ACLS:


The American Council of Learned Societies (ACLS) is pleased to announce its new Digital Innovation Fellowship program, in support of digitally based research projects in the humanities and humanistic social sciences. These fellowships, created with the generous help of The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, are intended to support an academic year dedicated to work on a major scholarly project of a digital character that advances humanistic studies and best exemplifies the integration of such research with use of computing, networking, and other information technology-based tools. The online application for the fellowship program is located at; applications must be completed by November 10, 2005 (decisions to be announced in late March 2006).

This is the first national fellowship program to recognize and reward humanistic scholarship in the digital sphere, and to help establish standards for judging the quality, innovation, and utility of such research. Many scholars have been working in the humanities for years with such tools as digital research archives, new media representations of extant data, and innovative databases-and now the ACLS sees an important opportunity to start identifying and providing incentive for distinctive work, on a national basis. (more…)