American Council of Learned Societies (ACLS) - Digital Extension Grants

Amount Note:

Awards provide base funding of up to $125,000 for a variety of project costs, such as salary replacement, staffing, travel and lodging, meetings, equipment, and software. Projects that demonstrate concrete plans to develop new collaborations with partners at different institutions and/or engage in community building activities with scholars from US colleges and universities of diverse profiles may apply for up to $150,000 in funding.

Eligibility Note:

Grants may support projects of 12-18 months in duration. Projects must be initiated between July 1 and December 31, 2018, and completed no later than June 30, 2020. 

ACLS invites applications for the ACLS Digital Extension Grant Program, made possible by the generous assistance of The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. This program supports digitally based research projects in all disciplines of the humanities and related social sciences. It is hoped that these grants will help advance humanistic scholarship by enhancing established digital projects, extending their reach to new communities of users, and supporting teams of scholars at all career stages as they participate in digital research projects.

This program aims to extend the opportunity to participate in the digital transformation of humanistic inquiry to a greater number of humanities scholars. To this end, projects supported by ACLS Digital Extension Grants may:

  • Develop new systems of making existing digital resources available to broader audiences and/or scholars from diverse institutions
  • Extend existing digital projects and resources with content that adds diversity or interdisciplinary reach
  • Foster new team-based collaborations between scholars at all career stages. Projects that convene, train, and empower communities of humanities faculty and/or graduate students around established digital research projects, as well as projects that allow scholars from institutions with limited digital infrastructure to exploit digital resources or to participate in existing labs or working groups, are especially welcome
  • Create new forms and sites for scholarly engagement with the digital humanities. Projects that document and recognize participant engagement are strongly encouraged.

Last Updated On: 2017-11-29

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