Summer 2021: Support for Faculty, Graduate Students, and Research Staff

Summer 2021: Support for Faculty, Graduate Students, and Research Staff

Application Deadline: April 16, 2021

The Price Lab and Penn Libraries are now accepting proposals for the Summer 2021 Project Development Awards. Applicants may be either faculty, research staff or graduate students from the School of Arts & Sciences. Faculty from other schools at Penn may apply, provided their project will involve some collaboration with faculty or students in SAS. Graduate Student applicants must name a faculty advisor and/or collaborator on the project, and include that faculty member's contact information as part of their application.

 

Under the aegis of these awards, the Price Lab collaborates with humanities researchers at Penn as well as Penn Libraries and and student programmers to support the prototyping and/or development of digital projects across humanistic disciplines. The goals of this program are to:

  1. provide an opportunity for SAS faculty, students, and staff to engage in the production of original digital research and scholarship. 

  2. provide students with transferable technical skills and experience in collaborative project building; 

  3. build capacity for experimental DH work at Penn.

 

We define Digital Humanities very broadly and have experience supporting text mining, textual editing, data curation, new media and gaming studies, GIS mapping and other data visualization techniques, image analysis, and sound studies. To see examples of projects we support, visit the Projects At Price Lab page.

 

We are committed to diversity and inclusion in collections, publications, and collaborations. This means, in part, prioritizing underrepresented and unjustly marginalized voices and perspectives. In your application, you will be asked to explain how your project will help us meet this commitment.

 

Applicants may be either faculty, staff or students from the School of Arts & Sciences. Faculty from other schools at Penn may apply, provided their project will involve some collaboration with faculty or students in SAS. Student applicants must name a faculty advisor or collaborator on the project, and include that faculty member's contact information as part of their application.

 

We understand digital humanities to be a diffuse and constantly evolving set of practices with no clear boundaries and we are prepared to consider all applications on their merits and to provide feedback in every case. If you are interested, please contact Stewart Varner, Managing Director of the Price Lab, (svarner@upenn.edu) to schedule a pre-proposal consultation.