Call for Proposals


stainedglasssmallThe Five Colleges of Ohio

Call for Digital Scholarship project proposals

On behalf of The Five Colleges of Ohio, the local campus committees are pleased to request proposals for pedagogically-oriented digital projects. With the generous support of The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, The Five Colleges consortium is able to support the development of digital projects that have the potential to enhance student learning. If you are interested in exploring with your students questions with and about computing power in scholarly research, this latest initiative offers funds for Ohio Five faculty to develop digitally-inflected courses or projects.

Funds

The Digital Scholarship initiative is able to offer curriculum development grants to support faculty interested in using digital technologies to enhance student learning. Because the projects will grow out of a partnership between faculty, the libraries, and the Digital Scholar, the budgets—and, therefore, the awards—will be highly customized, dependent upon the needs of the project.

How to apply

Faculty interested in collaborating with their campus libraries on the development of a Digital Scholarship project should first complete an Initial Interest form. This is a very brief, four-question form that will initiate collaboration with the local Digital Scholarship Team, who will then offer guidance in drafting proposals. Formal guidelines for the proposals can be found in the Proposals section of the Faculty Guidelines.

Although the deadline for final proposals in this first round of calls is Monday, March 3, 2014, staggered and early submissions are highly encouraged; proposals will be considered as they are received. In order to best assist faculty during this process, Initial Interest Forms should be submitted well in advance of the deadline.

Questions

For advice, comments, or clarification over the course of the application process, feel free to contact your local digital scholarship lead, your local subject/liaison librarian, or the Mellon Digital Scholar, Dr. Jacob Heil, by email or on Twitter.