Graduate Students

The Center for Digital Humanities (CDH) is an interdisciplinary research center that brings together researchers, students, teachers and software developers to engage in technical and scholarly innovation. The CDH helps foster a vibrant digital humanities community among Princeton’s graduate students. We train graduate students in innovative computational analysis, research, and project management skills, and offer opportunities for scholarly and professional growth.

Research Support

Graduate students can become part of the CDH Graduate Fellow cohort and spend a semester exploring a particular DH research topic in-depth. No previous experience with DH necessary. The deadline for the fall 2021 cohort will be March 15.

We offer individualized support in the form of project consultations. If you’re curious about digital humanities, have an idea for a project, or want to incorporate DH elements into your teaching and research schedule a one-on-one consultation with a CDH staff researcher by using our consultation form to tell us more about your interests.

Every year, we recognize exceptional doctoral work with a digital humanities component with our Dissertation Prize. We are happy to host Postgraduate Research Associates.


Travel Grants (quarterly deadlines for 2020: March 2, June 1, September 1, December 1 ; up to $1,000) support attendance at off-campus DH workshops, summer schools or conferences. We help graduate students find the right DH summer programs or professional conference to enhance skills.

**Due to restrictions resulting from the ongoing pandemic, the CDH Travel Grants program has been temporarily suspended. Please check back for updates including revised application deadlines. Once the program reopens, priority for funding will be granted to applicants whose 2020 travel plans were affected by COVID-19.**

Dataset Curation Grants ( up to $5,000) are for projects that demonstrate significant need for data collection, modeling, and curation. The deadline for spring 2021 will be announced in January.

The CDH also maintains a limited discretionary fund for graduate student activities related to the digital humanities for which other sources of funding have been exhausted. If you believe you have a qualifying situation, please email Natalia Ermolaev ( ) with a brief description and a requested amount.

Professional Development and Employment

The CDH works closely with campus partners like the Graduate School, the Center for Career Development, and the McGraw Center for Teaching and Learning to offer events and workshops specifically for graduate students.

We have an extensive training program for DH Project Managers, who are funded through the project management fellowship and who work closely with faculty and CDH staff to manage and coordinate the work of sponsored project teams.We gladly accept University Administrative Fellows.

Additionally, the CDH hires graduate students for part-time positions. Graduate Assistants are DH apprentices who assist with the ins and outs of running a busy DH center. See our list of open positions.

Graduate Fellowships

Humanities Data Teaching Fellows

Project Management Fellowship

Dissertation Prize

Graduate Travel Grants

Summer Fellows

Grad Fellows call Fall 21