Seed Grants

Once per semester, the Center for Digital Humanities invites proposals from members of the Princeton faculty, staff, post-doctoral fellows, and graduate students for Seed Grants to support individual or collaborative research projects.

The next Seed Grant deadline is: October 15, 2018.

In Fall 2018, the CDH is offering Seed Grants of up to $1,000.

Seed grants are intended to support exploratory thinking and early-stage development of digital humanities projects. Funds may be used for needs such as hiring assistants for data gathering, encoding, scanning, or preliminary technical advising or development. The grant can also support meetings within departments to survey current projects and brainstorm graduate student and faculty initiatives. 

Seed grants are not intended to support course development. Please see other campus sources such as the 250th Anniversary Fund for Innovation in Undergraduate Education. Seed grants should not be used for self-remuneration. Purchase of appropriate equipment will be considered if applicants can demonstrate that they have explored and exhausted other resources on campus.

To apply, please send a brief (1-page) description of the project and append a budget showing the costs of the project and indicating other funds received and other sources applied to. 

All pre-submission inquiries should be submitted to ( Applicants are encouraged to schedule a consultation with a member of the CDH research staff in advance of submitting the application.

Complete applications should be sent to Natalia Ermolaev (