20.199 funding, Canadian and American

From: Humanist Discussion Group (by way of Willard McCarty willard.mccarty_at_kcl.ac.uk>
Date: Tue, 19 Sep 2006 06:36:57 +0100

               Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 20, No. 199.
       Centre for Computing in the Humanities, King's College London
                     Submit to: humanist_at_princeton.edu

   [1] From: Peter Liddell <pgl_at_uvic.ca> (32)
         Subject: UVic-HCMC Canadian Graduate scholarships for TEI-C
                 (Oct 226-27

   [2] From: "Bobley, Brett" <BBobley_at_neh.gov> (51)
         Subject: NEH Digital Humanities Initiative

         Date: Tue, 19 Sep 2006 06:25:28 +0100
         From: Peter Liddell <pgl_at_uvic.ca>
         Subject: UVic-HCMC Canadian Graduate scholarships for TEI-C
(Oct 226-27

The Humanities Computing and Media Centre, University of Victoria,
(UVic-HCMC) announces two bursary awards of up to CA$1000 each for
graduate students wishing to attend the TEI-C meetings in Victoria,
October 27-28, 2006. http://etcl.uvic.ca/public/tei2006/

The guidelines are as follows:
Preference will be given to Canadian graduate students in the first
instance. Other graduate students may apply.
Awards will be given only in return for original receipts for air
fare, and/ or up to 3 nights' accommodation over the conference days.
[Note: UVic-HCMC Awardees to attend ALLC/ACH [*now "Digital
Humanities*} 2006 are not eligible for this award.]

Applicants are encouraged to submit proposals for Poster
presentations at the meetings; other applications will be considered.
Primary consideration is your degree of interest in the Text Encoding
Initiative and its members' activities.
Awards Committee: Ray Siemens, Peter Liddell

Deadline for all documentation (electronic or paper) to reach us is
September 29th, 2006

Documentation required (all are required):
- proof of status at a Canadian institution and citizenship if studying abroad;
- a brief letter of application explaining why you need the assistance and
how you expect to benefit from the meetings
- a letter of support from your academic supervisor or equivalent
academic authority who knows your work
and can attest knowledgeably to the importance of your attending the meetings

All documentation should be sent in a single package to UVic-HCMC
TEI-C Awards committee,
Humanities Computing & Media Centre, Clearihue Bldg,
University of Victoria,
Victoria, BC,
V8W 3P4,

         Date: Tue, 19 Sep 2006 06:29:22 +0100
         From: "Bobley, Brett" <BBobley_at_neh.gov>
         Subject: NEH Digital Humanities Initiative


My name is Brett Bobley. I am the Chief Information Officer at the
National Endowment for the Humanities. As you may have heard, the NEH
has recently launched a new initiative called the Digital Humanities
Initiative (DHI), which I am chairing. We are trying to reach out to
the digital humanities field. Under the DHI umbrella, we are putting in
place several new grant programs including a Digital Humanities
Fellowship program (Winter 2007) and a Digital Humanities Start-Up Grant
program. The latter program is already up and running and the first
deadline is November 15, 2006. I think this Start-Up Grant program may
be of great interest to readers of Humanist. We're trying to find
innovative, cutting-edge projects and giving them a US$30K grant to help
launch them. You can think of it as a digital humanities planning
grant. Please see the information below about the program for more



Deadline: November 15, 2006 & April 3, 2007

Digital Humanities Start-Up Grants is the first new program under the
NEH's new Digital Humanities Initiative. The name "Start-Up Grant" is
deliberately evocative of the technology start-up--a company like an
Apple Computer or a Google that took a brilliant idea and, with a small
amount of seed money, was able to grow it into a new way of doing
business. NEH's Digital Humanities Start-Up Grants will encourage
scholars with bright new ideas and provide the funds to get their
projects off the ground. Some projects will be practical, others
completely blue sky. Some will fail while others will succeed wildly and
develop into important projects. But all will incorporate new ways of
studying the humanities.

The cross-divisional nature of the Start-Up Grants is a key. Applicants
don't need to be concerned with determining exactly which NEH division
or program is best suited for their projects. Their job is to be
innovative and the NEH's job is to provide the funding they need to be
successful. NEH staff will work with potential applicants in the
pre-application stages to help them craft their submissions.

NEH Digital Humanities Start-Up Grants are offered for the planning or
initial stages of digital humanities initiatives in all areas of NEH
concern: research, publication, preservation, access, teacher training,
and dissemination in informal or formal educational settings. The
maximum award is $30,000. Applications should describe the concept or
problem that is being addressed, the plan of work, the experience of the
project team as it relates to the plan, and the intended outcomes of
both the grant and the larger project that the grant will initiate.

Application guidelines for this program are available at:


General information about the NEH's Digital Humanities Initiative is
available at:


Questions? Have a draft for us to review? Please contact: dhi_at_neh.gov
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