The majority of the information on this page comes courtersy of the dhnotes Funding page as of September 2019. dhnotes is as collaborative web projected created by Dennis Tenen and Alex Gil with support from the ACH.
Here is list of funding opportunities for Digital Humanities work. Some of the funding opportunities included are meant to be used solely on digital humanities, in other cases some general funding for the humanities can be applied towards digital humanities work. This simplified list derives from the more detailed list compiled with the help of the community using this shared spreadsheet on GoogleDocs.
The Association for Computers and the Humanities is a member of the Alliance for Digital Humanities Organizations. Together they provide much of the scaffolding for professional activities in the digital humanities in the United States and around the world, including some fellowship support. Together, they support several annual and semi-annual awards, travel bursaries, and small grants. See here for the most up-to-date information about their various offerings.
American Council of Learned Societies
The mission of the American Council of Learned Societies is “the advancement of humanistic studies in all fields of learning in the humanities and the social sciences and the maintenance and strengthening of relations among the national societies devoted to such studies.” This now includes some exciting support for the digital humanities.
|ACLS Fellowships||$35-65K based on rank||September|
|ACLS Collaborative Research Fellowships||Max 140K||September|
The Council on Library and Information Resources (CLIR)
The Council on Library and Information Resources is an independent, nonprofit organization that forges strategies to enhance research, teaching, and learning environments in collaboration with libraries, cultural institutions, and communities of higher learning. They have two grants that are adjacent to Digital Humanities.
|Digitizing Hidden Special Collections and Archives: Enabling New Scholarship through Increasing Access to Unique Materials||$50K to $250K||March or April|
|Recordings at Risk||$10K to $50K||May and November|
HASTAC (Humanities, Arts, Science, and Technology Alliance and Collaboratory) is an interdisciplinary community of humanists, artists, social scientists, scientists, and technologists. HASTAC has a Scholars fellowship program for graduate and under-graduate students. Each year, about 100 scholars are accepted into a 2-year cohort of the program. HASTAC Scholars are partially sonspored by their home institution.
|HASTAC Scholars||$300||Oct 15|
The Institute for Advanced Technology in the Humanities (IATH)
The Institute for Advanced Technology in the Humanities (IATH) offers Visiting Fellowships for non-UVA faculty. Visiting Fellows are not required to be in residence in Charlottesville. Fellowships can take a variety of forms: a month-long residency in Charlottesville, a year-long networked editing project, an international conference to discuss metadata standards, and so forth. Visiting Fellows might spend all or part of the Fellowship period in resident at the IATH offices or conducting research at other institutions. The actual fellowship period, work performed, and end product will vary from one project to another.
|The Institute for Advanced Technology in the Humanities (IATH)||Unfunded||Rolling|
Institute of Museum and Library Services
From the IMLS home page: “The mission of IMLS is to inspire libraries and museums to advance innovation, lifelong learning, and cultural and civic engagement.”
Main website: https://www.imls.gov/
|National Leadership Grants for Museums||$5K-1M||November|
|National Leadership Grants for Libraries||Up to $1M||September|
The Kress Foundation
Through its Grant Programs, the Kress Foundation supports scholarly projects that promote the appreciation, interpretation, preservation, study and teaching of European art from antiquity to the early 19th century. These areas are also supported through our Fellowships. These competitive grants are awarded to institutions only.
|Digital Resources Grants Program||April 1 and October 1|
The Mellon Foundation
Scholarly Communications and Information Technology
The Scholarly Communications and Information Technology Program was formed in 2010 through the merger of the Programs on Scholarly Communications and Research in Information Technology. The office has funded initiatives ranging from specific scholarly projects to institutional infrastructure.
Main Website: https://mellon.org/programs/scholarly-communications/
Mellon awards have a wide range. The Deadline for submission is usually 4 Months before one of the Board Meetings in March, June, September or December.
The NEH has several programs that offer grants appropriate for digital humanities work, including the Division of Public Programs, the Division of Preservation and Access, the Division of Education Programs and the Division of Research Programs. The Office of Digital Humanities focuses specifically on supporting a wide range of digital humanities work at many stages of a project.
The Office of the Digital Humanities
|Digital Humanities Advancement Grant||Up to $325K||January and June|
|Institutes for Advanced Topics in the Digital Humanities||Up to $250K||March|
|Digging into Data Challenge||N/A||Passed|
|NEH-Mellon Fellowships for Digital Publication||$5K per month||April|
Division of Public Programs
|Digital Projects for the Public||$30-300K||June|
Division of Preservation and Access
Main Website: https://www.neh.gov/divisions/preservation
|Humanities Collections and Reference Resources||max $350K||July|
Division of Research Programs
Main Website: https://www.neh.gov/divisions/research
|Scholarly Editions and Translations||$50-100K/year||December|
Division of Education Programs
Main Website: http://www.neh.gov/divisions/education
|Humanities Initiatives at Hispanic-Serving Institutions||max $100K||June|
|Humanities Initiatives at Historically Black Colleges and Universities||max $100K||June|
|Humanities Initiatives at Tribal Colleges and Universities||max $100K||June|
National Historical Publications and Records Commission (National Archives)
The National Historical Publications and Records Commission (NHPRC), a part of the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA), supports projects that promote the preservation and use of America’s documentary heritage essential to understanding our democracy, history, and culture.
Main website: https://www.archives.gov/nhprc
|Innovation in Archives and Documentary Editing||up to $150,000 with equal cost share||October|
|Digitizing Historical Records||up to $150,000 with equal cost share||June|
Alfred P. Sloan Foundation
Although the Sloan Foundation has traditionally leaned towards the sciences, their interest in scholarly communications sometimes places them this side of the digital humanities.
The National Science Foundation
The NSF occasionally has grants that support DH adjacent projects. Check their page annually to see what they are offering.
Small Private Foundations
|Gladys Brooks Foundation||Monthly|