Graduate Students

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 unparalleled opportunities for scholarly and professional growth. We offer:


Graduate students are eligible for Seed Grants to support early stages of a DH project. Funds can be used for needs such as hiring assistants for data gathering or technical development. Travel Grants support attendance at off-campus DH workshops, summer schools or conferences. Dataset Curation Grants are for projects that demonstrate significant need for data collection, modeling, and curation. 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.

DH training and research support 

Graduate students can become CDH Graduate Fellows and spend a semester exploring a particular DH research topic or professional skill in-depth.  Grads frequently meet with CDH staff for project consultations,  attend our workshops and events, and join our Reading Group.We help graduate students find the right DH summer programs or professional conference to enhance skills. Every year, we recognize exceptional doctoral work with a digital humanities component with our DH Dissertation PrizeWe are happy to host Post Graduate Research Assistants.

Professional Development and Employment 

Each semester, the CDH hosts workshops specifically for graduate students, often in collaboration with the Graduate School, Career Services and McGraw Center for Teaching and Learning. We have an extensive training program for DH Project Managers, whowork closely with faculty and CDH staff to manage and coordinate the work of sponsored project teams.We gladly accept University Administrative Fellows.  The CDH hires graduate students for part-time work. Graduate Assistants are DH apprentices who assist with the ins and outs of running a busy DH center


The Graduate Student Caucus is the CDH’s forum for grad-specific concerns and collaborations. The caucus hosts a regularly scheduled “collaboratory” for developing projects and co-writing with a community of peers. To get involved, email Caucus president, Miranda Marraccini (

Project Management Fellowship

Grad info sheet