Faculty Grants.


Faculty Grants

Digital Humanities Course Development Grants

Faculty are invited to apply for funding to participate in the summer institute, and to integrate digital projects and tools as a well as the Domains of One’s Own initiative into courses in the fall of 2018 and in future semesters. Proposals are invited from faculty in all disciplines. See below for details.

Current Application Deadlines

• Course-release proposals for Spring 2018 due by Monday, October 1.
• Summer Institute proposals for summer 2019 due by March 1, 2019.

Digital Humanities Summer Institute

Information and a link to the application form for 2019 Summer DH Institute Grants can be found on U-KNOW.

Travel Grants

Request a grant to attend a conference, workshop or fund other types of travel.

Course-Related Grants

These grants fund release time or provide other types of support—such as mini-grants—to plan new or revise existing courses.

Course-Related Grants

Project Criteria

Proposed projects should ideally meet the following goals. Projects should:

  1. Make creative use of Domains of One’s Own in a course (e.g., for curating existing knowledge, creating new knowledge);
  2. Promote student acquisition of digital skills and technological literacy;
  3. Contribute to the ongoing development of a digital community at Drew and or create a resource that can be shared or built upon over time;
  4. Enhance humanistic learning and knowledge.

Technology Fellows

A limited number of technology fellows — students trained to assist and support student and faculty use of technology in a course — will be available each semester. Please indicate on your application if you would be interested in having a technology fellow in your course. Fellows are not guaranteed as funding is available for only 5 a semester at the moment.

Instructions for Applying

Here are some suggestions about what to include in each section of the application form.

  • Name(s): the names of any faculty member who will participate in work/release time funded by the award;
  • School(s): the school(s) in which the faculty members have an appointment;
  • Department or Program: the Department or Program offering the course for which the grant is being sought;
  • Drew e-mail address(es): the e-mail addresses of the faculty members;
  • Type of Request: check one or more applicable grant types;
  • Course and offering term: the specific course (subject, number and title) and the term in which it will be offered with the DH enhancements (e.g., Fall 2018);
  • Summary of proposal: two sentences summarizing your proposal;
  • List skills the faculty member will learn: list the expected outcomes for you;
  • Explain the role students play in creating content and the skills they will learn: analogous to the previous question, but be sure to include information on what and how the students contribute to the project’s content;
  • Amount requested: for a mini-grant, the dollar amount being requested up to $500; for a course release, the number of credits being released;
  • Technology Fellow requested: indicate whether you are requesting a Technology Fellow;
  • Will you or students be creating Domains in this course?: indicate whether you or your students will use Domains of One’s Own during this course;
  • Date(s) covered by grant activities: for mini-grants, the dates of the covered activities; for a course release, the term in which it will be taken;
  • Institutional resources expected for this project: list any resources that you expect the University to supply. The grant does not cover these. For example, projection equipment, classroom with particular features, licensed software;
  • Explain how you will use the grant award: describe what you are going to do, being specific about tools used and skills students will acquire; explain how the project meets the guidelines above;
  • Budget Justification: provide a detailed budget.