Research Partnerships

The deadline for 2023–23 research partnerships has passed. The call for applications is posted below for your reference. The call for applications for 2023–24 will be posted in the winter.

2022–23 CDH Research Partnerships

Deadline March 1, 2022

The Center for Digital Humanities seeks curious, experimental scholars to collaborate on our new Research Partnership grants. Princeton faculty from any discipline are welcome to propose small-scale projects that integrate methods, sources or critique from the humanities, the data-driven or computational sciences, and/or design.

Applicants must propose an idea, problem or provocation that can be explored over the course of approximately 6 months. Four weeks over the summer will be devoted to project planning, scoping, and (if relevant) data preparation, for which faculty will receive summer salary.

Types of projects may include:

Please note that digitization, or creating a dataset or public-facing website, is out of scope for this cycle of the grant. Scholars who want to create datasets should apply for a Data Fellowship.

Faculty can apply as individuals or with a collaborator/team. Grantees will be matched with CDH staff with relevant technical, domain, or project management expertise. Visiting faculty are not eligible for Research Partnership grants.

Grantees are expected to actively collaborate with CDH staff during the course of the award. They must be available for four weeks over the summer for intensive project planning, and must be available for weekly or biweekly meetings (in person or Zoom) during active collaborative work.

In addition to $5,000 in summer salary, funds (up to $3,000) are available for student research assistants ($25/hour for graduate students; $15/hour for undergraduates). Funds will be transferred to home departments for administration.

Grantees will be required to submit a final report at the conclusion of their award, along with a spending report. Unused research funds will be returned to the CDH at the conclusion of the grant period.

Please submit a 1,000-word project proposal that includes:

Applicants are strongly encouraged to reach out to the CDH for consultations and dataset review before submission by using our consultation form. Requests for grant consultations must be submitted by Feb 21, 2022 to ensure that we can meet with you.

Application material should be sent as a single PDF file to by 11:59pm EST Tuesday March 1, 2022 with the subject line “Research Partnership Application.” Applications will be reviewed by CDH’s Faculty Executive Committee, and notifications will be sent out by April 1, 2022.