The DH@MSU Research Committee will review funding applications at the beginning of the Fall semester, and at the beginning and end of the Spring semester. For the September 2022 deadline, funds may be applied retroactively to expenses dating back to July 2022, and/or for activity taking place in summer and fall 2022.

Upcoming deadlines are:

  • September 9, 2022
  • January 20, 2023
  • April 2023 (exact date TBA)

DH@MSU awards funds of up to $500 to support Digital Humanities professional development for students (graduate and undergraduate) and employees at MSU. Items funded may include: (virtual) conference attendance, training activities, software, equipment, and data. Individuals from any discipline or unit at any point in their career/time at MSU are welcome to apply.

Applications may be submitted via a form, which contains the following questions:

  • Name, email, dept(s), status (faculty, student, etc)
  • Type of funding request (conference, equipment, etc)
  • How will these funds be used to support your professional development? Explain your budgetary needs. (100-150 words)
    • If you are requesting funds to support conference presentation, also include the title of the presentation that you will give.
  • Why is this request suitable for funding through the Digital Humanities Professional Development Program? How does this funding support or advance your work in Digital Humanities specifically? (250-300 words)
  • If DH@MSU Professional Development Funding will not cover the entire financial implications of your needs, how do you plan to cover any additional costs? (up to 150 words)

Highest consideration will be given to applications that meet the following criteria:

  • Suitability: Does this proposal match the funding priorities of the Professional Development program (e.g. attending a conference, training activities, purchase of software / equipment)?
  • Necessity: Does this proposal accurately define a form of training or acquisition that cannot be freely acquired through existing MSU resources?
  • Applicability: Does this proposal effectively describe how the funding would benefit an individual’s or program’s larger professional goals? Is the proposed activity deeply engaged in the Digital Humanities?
  • Feasibility: Does this proposal offer a reasonable timeline for progress to goals? Can the proposed activity / acquisition be completed within a reasonable timeframe?

Formal affiliation with DH@MSU, previous funding from DH@MSU, or the applicant’s role at the university (e.g. faculty, student, etc) will not factor in funding decisions.

If you have any questions regarding this funding program, please contact the Kristen Mapes at kmapes[at]msu[dot]edu.