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Digital Humanities Graduate Student Summer Fellowships

CALL FOR APPLICATIONSNYU Libraries, The Center for the Humanities, and NYU Research and Instructional Technology invites applications for 2023 Digital Humanities Graduate Student Summer Fellowships. Students apply with their own proposed project, which might involve–for example–engaging with digital humanities methods as the basis for a dissertation chapter or article, or building a digital public humanities project or exhibit. Project work will take place during Summer 2023, and participants will report on work completed at a Fall 2023 event.

Applicants should submit a 250-word abstract, a 1250-word narrative, and supporting documentation. Proposals will be judged on the merit of the project, its contribution to the applicant’s course of study, and its feasibility in the timeline proposed. We especially welcome projects that give voice or expression to underrepresented communities or engage with the urban fabric of the cities in which NYU has campuses.

FUNDING: Fellows will receive a taxable stipend of $5,000 for participating in the program, and will be expected to dedicate approximately 300 hours for the fellowship during the summer months of 2023. All members of the fellowship cohort are expected to participate in weekly project development sessions during the summer of 2023 as part of their total hours, and can receive individual mentorship and technical guidance as needed.

ELIGIBILITY: Graduate students in the humanities from all NYU schools, including NYU Global Sites, are eligible. To qualify, they must have completed 16 credits by June 1, 2023 and maintain active matriculation at NYU through September 1, 2023. Cohort sessions may be attended remotely. Faculty-led projects, including those with graduate researchers, can be supported under the Digital Humanities Seed Grants program.

Equal Opportunity Statement: NYU-funded programs do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, or age. For more information, please visit https://www.nyu.edu/about/policies-guidelines-compliance/equal-opportunity.html.

DEADLINE: Please check back with us in the spring 2024 semester to apply for a summer 2024 Fellowship.


  • March 12, 2023, 11:59 pm, EST: Deadline
  • April 2023: Fellowships announced
  • June 1, 2023: Fellowships begin
  • September 1, 2023: End of fellowship period
  • October 2023: Project presentations

APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS: To apply, please use the link below. You will be asked to provide the following information:

    1. Abstract. A 250-word abstract describing the project for an interdisciplinary audience; this may share language with the narrative.
    2. Narrative. Completed applications should total no more than 1,250 words, to include 1) a description of the project you intend to pursue, including an intellectual justification of the goals, description of methods to be used, and description of sources; and 2) a biographical statement of applicant’s areas of scholarly and professional interests in the digital humanities, including a description of any relevant coursework at NYU and other relevant experience.
    3. Current CV.
    4. NYU transcript (official or unofficial copies accepted).
    5. Letter from advisor or DGS indicating that they are aware of the student’s application. (This is not a recommendation letter).

FOR MORE INFORMATION: Please address any questions or requests for consultations are available to dh.help@nyu.edu.