Sponsored Projects

The deadline for submitting a project prospectus is Wednesday, February 1, 2017.

Call for projects: The Center for Digital Humanities at Princeton University is accepting applications for AY 2017-2018 Digital Humanities Project Grants. We welcome submissions from Princeton faculty, graduate students, and postdoctoral fellows. We particularly welcome collaborative, team-based projects (for instance, partnerships with the Princeton University Library and the Princeton University Art Museum, projects that involve faculty and graduate students, etc.).

Accepted applicants will work with the CDH research team for 12 months to build their projects into working prototypes.

Digital Humanities Projects may include:

Project Grants should result in plans, prototypes, or proofs of concept for long-term digital humanities projects prior to full-scale implementation. In addition to early planning towards an innovative prototype, proposals should identify a problem or research question, explore a research agenda, or discover appropriate methodologies or technologies.


A CDH project prospectus should include:

1. A 1-2 sentence abstract of the proposed project.

2. A list of your project team members and brief descriptions of roles.

3. A project narrative (no more than 1,000 words).  The narrative should answer the following questions about the 12-month cycle to be completed under the grant:

In addition, if this is a source-based project, please address:

If this is a tool-building project (includes substantive contribution to pre-existing open source software), please address:

If you are a graduate student, please include a statement about how this project aligns with your dissertation topic and research/writing schedule.

4. Work plan & timeline: Describe your team’s plan of action for reaching your project goal. Specify team members’ (known & anticipated) involvement with the project, including anticipated workloads and time constraints.

5. Resources needed:

Please specify whether you are applying for

The prospectus is non-binding application only. The successful applicant must revise his or her application into a project charter in consultation with CDH staff during the spring semester. The applicant must be available to attend monthly meetings with the project team during the grant period. CDH staff will work with successful applicants to designate and, when necessary, hire a project manager, before the work of the project begins.

Funds can also be used for faculty summer salary, up to $5,000, minus the cost of benefits.

Digital Humanities Project Grants are not intended for:

To apply for a Digital Humanities Project Grant:

Applicants should submit a Project Prospectus (for instructions see guidelines here ). Projects will be peer-reviewed by the CDH faculty Executive Committee. Successful applicants will be notified by the beginning of March.

Applicants are strongly encouraged to attend one of the CDH project grant workshops entitled “How to Pitch a Digital Humanities Project” on Monday, December 5, 12-1:30pm or Monday, January 9, 12-1:30pm. f you are unable to attend either session, email Natalia Ermolaev at nataliae@princeton.edu.

All materials should be submitted as PDF files o Natalia Ermolaev at nataliae@princeton.edu.

Projects that are not accepted as year-long sponsored CDH projects may be encouraged to apply for a Seed or Extended Seed grant (deadline March 15, 2017).

The deadline for submitting a project prospectus is Wednesday, February 1, 2017 .

Pitching a DH Project

Natalia Ermolaev

Project Manager Job Description

Natalia Ermolaev