UVA Library Grad Fellowship in DH - How To Apply
To view information about our Graduate Fellows in Digital Humanities past and present, please visit our Community page.
Established by the Jeffrey C. Walker Library Fund for Technology in the Humanities, the Matthew & Nancy Walker Library Fund, and a challenge grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities, the Scholars' Lab fellowship is designed to advance humanities scholarship through technology. Fellows actively employ technology in their research and create or engage digital content and electronic resources.
Fellows receive $5,000 at the beginning of the fall semester and, after demonstrating progress toward stated goals, $5,000 at the beginning of the spring semester. Occasional "digital scholarship awards" in a lesser amount may be awarded to worthy projects at the discretion of the committee.
Relationship with the Library
The Scholars' Lab, in collaboration with other Library departments, will offer Fellows consulting services and assistance with the creation of digital content, as well as advice on intellectual property issues and best practices in digital scholarship. Selected Fellows may be asked to participate in one colloquium at the Library per semester.
- Applicants must be ABD, having completed all course requirements and been admitted to candidacy for the doctorate in the humanities, social sciences or the arts at the University of Virginia.
- Applicants must be enrolled full time in the year for which they are applying.
- A faculty advisor must review and approve the scholarly content of the proposal.
How to Apply
A complete application package will include the following materials:
- a cover letter, addressed to the selection committee;
- a Graduate Fellowship Application Form
(after saving to a local directory, you can complete the form and save your changes);
- a dissertation abstract including a summary of the applicant's plan for use of digital technologies in his or her dissertation research and a description of UVa library digital resources (content or expertise) that are relevant to the proposed project;
- and letters of nomination and support, at least one being from the applicant's dissertation director.
The information above is from the 2012-2013 application process. Information about the 2013-14 fellowships will be posted in late spring 2013 on the main Scholars' Lab website here.
Questions about the application process should be directed to:
in the Scholars' Lab office.
While we prefer to receive complete applications as a single pdf file, we can also accept letters of recommendation sent under separate cover. Please submit materials to:
Eric D. M. Johnson
Head, Outreach & Public Services, Scholars' Lab