The College of the Liberal Arts at Penn State is requesting proposals from its tenured and tenure-line faculty engaged in digital humanities research.  The grants will be awarded through Humanities in a Digital Age (HDA), a collaborative initiative between the College of the Liberal Arts and the University Libraries.  The awards of up to $5,000 will serve as seed funding for projects in the digital humanities that meet the traditional standards for excellence in the humanities.

Chris Long, Professor of Philosophy and Associate Dean for Graduate and Undergraduate Education in the College of the Liberal Arts said, “Technology can add new dimensions to the way we conduct research, collaborate with our peers, and communicate our findings.  I think that we, as humanists, have a great opportunity to tackle some new and big projects by infusing technology into our research, and the seed grants are the money that will allow us to get these projects started.”

The HDA Initiative was created to enhance the research and public profiles of humanities faculty in the College and the University Libraries, open new opportunities for high caliber graduate placements in the humanities, and enrich the undergraduate experience by providing undergraduate students access to and support for cutting-edge humanities research.  Dean Long says, “Through the HDA Initiative we are encouraging our  scholars to think about how technology can open new lines of inquiry.”

Faculty interested in applying for grants should visit the Call for Proposals.

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