Grants to USA nonprofit organizations, government agencies, tribes, and institutions of higher education for projects that enhance the use of digital technologies in humanities programming. Applicants are advised that registrations may take several weeks to complete. Funding is intended for projects at any stage of development.
The Digital Humanities Advancement Grants program (DHAG) program supports innovative, experimental, and/or computationally challenging digital projects, leading to work that can scale to enhance scholarly research, teaching, and public programming in the humanities. The program also supports scholarship that examines the history, criticism, and philosophy of digital culture or technology and its impact on society. The DHAG program supports projects at different phases of their lifecycles that respond to one or more of these programmatic priorities:Research and refinement of innovative, experimental, or computationally-challenging methods and techniquesEnhancement or design of digital infrastructure, such as open-source code, tools, or platforms, that contribute to and support the humanitiesResearch that examines the history, criticism, ethics, or philosophy of digital culture or technology and its impact on society, including racial, religious, and/or gender biasesEvaluative studies that investigate the practices and the impact of digital scholarship on research, pedagogy, scholarly communication, and public engagement
Funding levels:Level I awards support small research projects or early stages of larger projects, such as the following activities:Developing a research agenda or strategyIdentifying appropriate methodologies or technologies for new and existing digital humanities projectsPlanning sessions with stakeholders, or audience research to determine user needs and prioritiesDesigning experimental alpha-level prototypesConvenings to address field-wide questionsPlanning to revitalize and/or recover an existing digital projectLevel II awards support projects that have completed an initial planning phase and are poised to scale up based on prior research and development with a well-defined work plan including activities such as:Technical development and/or user experience design for beta-stage prototypes of opensource tools or softwareData curationMeetings with advisory board members or community collaboratorsEvaluation and refinement of a project’s methods, workflows, or tools to teach humanities concepts or to support humanities researchDevelopment of virtual/in-person workshops or tutorials to disseminate project resultsLevel III awards support the expansion of mature projects with an established user base and strong dissemination plans beyond the applicant institution. Level III applicants must have completed a planning or prototyping phase prior to submitting an application and must demonstrate prior success. Earlier phases of the project’s development may or may not have been supported by NEH or other funding sources. Level III awards may support multiple activities such as:Technical and user experience design, including transformation of a prototype into a usable resourceUser testing with targeted user communitiesCode review and bug fixingDevelopment of training materials and documentation to promote wide use of project preparation of presentations and publications to disseminate project resultsPreparation of data, software, or websites for future preservationAccessibility compliance reviewFor more information about funding levels: more information about NEH areas of interest: for minorities

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