Application deadlines: November 29th, 2021 and April 5th, 2022

Apply here (application form also embedded below)

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.

Proposals for the period July 1, 2021 – June 30, 2022 may be submitted via an electronic form, which contains the following questions:

  • Name, email, dept(s), status (faculty, student, etc)
  • Type of funding request (list)
  • 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 (end of funding cycle on July 1)?

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.

The DH@MSU Research Committee will review a first round of proposals submitted by November 29, 2021 and a second round of proposals submitted by April 5, 2022.

If you have any questions regarding this grant, please contact the chair of the Research Committee, Jon M. Frey at freyjona[at]msu[dot]edu.