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Incubator 2018 provides DH Minigrants for Travel To HILT

Wednesday, November 1, 2017
Icons of a network graph and three people connected to each other reading "Digital Humanities" and "Digital Pedagogy," respectively

As an extension of the Project Enhancement Network & Incubator (or "Incubator," for short), the Office of Digital Research and Scholarship is providing funding for travel to Humanities Intensive Learning and Teaching (HILT) to members of the FSU community. HILT is a one-week training session for faculty and students interested in the digital humanities. The course offerings span from overviews of data visualization tools to deep-dives on programming languages like Python. HILT also provides an opportunity to talk about digital humanities with researchers from across the country.

This year, the Office of Digital Research and Scholarship is providing up to five $1,000 stipends to attend HILT, which will meet from June 4-8, 2018 at the University of Pennsylvania. The costs of the institute have not been posted, but $1000 is generally enough to cover registration and a week’s stay in the dorms (although students and early-career scholars may also be able to fund reimbursements for food or transportation costs, as the registration fee is lower).

Awards will be offered to any member of the FSU community (faculty, student, postdoc, or staff) who is working to build a digital project or conduct some other form of DH research. We particularly encourage applications from researchers who are “doing digital humanities beyond projects” (i.e. they plan to disseminate their research findings through both print and digital publications, rather than building custom websites). We are still, however, accepting applications from people who are looking to build larger digital projects.

To participate, you must fill out our application form by December 15th. During the spring semester, you will be asked to work one-on-one with our digital scholarship staff for a total of 10 hours, and attend 5 group working sessions with other awardees. This work will culminate in a project plan and a “proof of concept” for your research. After attending HILT, you will also give a short presentation on your digital research project or activity and tell us how attending HILT will shape the direction of your research in the future.

If you have any questions about the program, please contact Sarah Stanley (


What do I get out of this?

  • $1000 dollars to attend a week-long, intensive DH training
  • Hands-on project development support from the Office of Digital Research and Scholarship
  • A proof-of-concept dataset, data visualization, website, or web publication

What do I need to do?

  • Apply to the program by December 15th (and get accepted)
  • Attend 5 hour-long working sessions with your fellow awardees during the spring semester
  • Conduct 10 hours worth of hands-on DH project/research work with our team over the course of the spring semester
  • Present at a report back/showcase during the summer

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