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: March 26, 2018.

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

Seed grants are intended to support exploratory thinking and early-stage development for projects that may eventually become CDH collaborations. Examples include: small-scale text-encoding projects, geospatial encoding or analysis, topic modeling, corpus analysis, or the creation or use of linked open data. 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 EducationSeed 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 (1-2 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. Graduate student applications require a brief note of endorsement from the student’s adviser.

Please send applications and questions to Natalia Ermolaev ( at the Center for Digital Humanities.