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Digital Humanities: DH Funding Sources

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  • NEH Office of Digital Humanities - This office within the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) coordinates the NEH's efforts in the area of digital scholarship. Although all NEH granting programs will fund work with a digital component (e.g., fellowships and collaborative grants).
  • Alfred P. Sloan Foundation - Program on Digital Information Technology - This program has primarily encouraged digitizing material in the public domain; assuring public archiving, preservation and open access of this material; and fostering its availability to people everywhere through such technologies as books on demand. 
  • Andrew W. Mellon Fellowship of Scholars in Critical Bibliography - The aim of this program is to reinvigorate bibliographical studies by providing focused training and mentorship for doctoral candidates, postdoctoral fellows, and junior faculty in the humanities. During their three-year fellowship tenure, fellows will receive intensive, hands-on training at the Rare Book School (University of Virginia), and will work with mentors from the bibliographical community who will guide their archivally based scholarship, and help connect them with professionals in allied fields.
  • Andrew W. Mellon Foundation - Program on Scholarly Communications and Information Technology -  The Foundation’s grant-making in scholarly communications has three main objectives: (1) to support libraries and archives in their efforts to preserve and provide access to materials of broad cultural and scholarly significance; (2) to assist scholars in the development of specialized resources that promise to open or advance fields of study in the humanities and humanistic social sciences; and (3) to strengthen the publication of humanistic scholarship and its dissemination to the widest possible audience.
  • The Council on Library and Information Resources - An independent, non-profit organization that forges strategies to enhance research, teaching, and learning environments in collaboration with libraries, cultural institutions, and communities of higher learning. Its goals are to foster new approaches to the management of digital and nondigital information resources so that they will be available in the future, for example, through its Mellon-funded program to Catalog Hidden Special Collections and Archives.  
  • Google - Digital Humanities Research Awards - These 2010 awards support 12 university research groups with unrestricted grants for one year, with the possibility of renewal for an additional year. The recipients will receive some access to Google tools, technologies and expertise as they work to digitize and enable computational research with specialized text corpora. Google also offers one-year Faculty Research Awards in a variety of research areas.
  • The Institute for Advanced Technology in the Humanities (IATH) - Visiting Fellowships - Visiting Fellowships at IATH can take a variety of forms: a month-long residency in Charlottesville, a year-long networked editing project, an international conference to discuss metadata standards, and so forth. These Fellowships are awarded on an ad hoc basis, and there is no fixed publication deadline. While IATH cannot provide funding to Visiting Fellows, IATH staff will provide advice and guidance to help applicants secure appropriate funding. 
  • The John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation - Digital Media & Learning Initiative - Through grants to scholars, educators, designers, and practitioners, MacArthur continues to explore and expand on the hypothesis that digital media use is changing how young people think, learn, interact, confront ethical dilemmas, and engage in civic life, and that there are significant implications for the formal and informal institutions that are responsible for educating American youth.
  • OCLC/ALISE Library & Information Science Research Grant Program (LISRGP) - In recognition of the importance of research to the advancement of librarianship and information science, OCLC Online Computer Library Center, Incorporated and OCLC Research, in collaboration with the Association for Library and Information Science Education (ALISE), promote independent research that helps integrate new technologies that offer innovative approaches and contributes to a better understanding of the information environment and user expectations and behaviors.