[URBANTH-L]FUNDING: ACLS Digital Innovation Fellowships
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American Council of Learned Societies Announces Guidelines
for Digital Innovation Fellowships
Deadline: October 3, 2007
The American Council of Learned Societies ( http://www.acls.org/ )
invites applications for the third annual competition for the
ACLS Digital Innovation Fellowships. Funded by the Andrew W.
Mellon Foundation ( http://www.mellon.org/ ), this program
supports digitally based research projects in all disciplines
of the humanities and humanities-related social sciences. It is
hoped that funded projects will help advance digital humanistic
scholarship by broadening understanding of its nature and
exemplifying the robust infrastructure necessary for creating
further such works.
Fellowships are intended to support an academic year dedicated
to work on a major scholarly project that takes a digital form.
Projects may involve development of new digital tools that
further humanistic research; research that depends on or is
greatly enhanced by the use of such tools; the representation
of research that depends on or is greatly enhanced by the use
of such tools; or some combination of these features. ACLS does
not support creative works (e.g., novels or films), textbooks,
straightforward translations, or purely pedagogical projects.
ACLS will award up to five ACLS Digital Innovation Fellowships.
Each fellowship carries a stipend of up to $55,000 toward an
academic year's leave and provides for project costs of up to
This program is open to scholars in all fields of the humanities
and the humanistic social sciences*. Applicants must have a Ph.D.
degree conferred prior to the application deadline. An estab-
lished scholar who can demonstrate the equivalent of the Ph.D.
in publications and professional experience may also qualify.
U.S. citizenship or permanent resident status is required as of
the application deadline.
Visit the ACLS Web site for further information.
RFP Link: http://www.acls.org/difguide.htm
* Appropriate fields of specialization include but are not limited to:
American studies; anthropology; archaeology; art and architectural
history; classics; economics; film; geography; history; languages and
literatures; legal studies; linguistics; musicology; philosophy;
political science; psychology; religious studies; rhetoric,
communication, and media studies; science, technology, and medicine
studies; sociology; and theater, dance, and performance studies.
Proposals in the social science fields listed above are eligible only if
they employ predominantly humanistic approaches (e.g., economic history,
law and literature, political philosophy). Proposals in
interdisciplinary and cross-disciplinary studies are welcome, as are
proposals focused on any geographic region or on any cultural or
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