University of Houston Libraries Digital Research Services (DRS) invites UH faculty, graduate students, and postdoctoral fellows to submit proposals for sponsored digital research projects to run through the calendar year 2022. DRS collaborates with researchers on projects involving digital techniques across the humanities, social sciences, and experimental sciences.
DRS seeks teams or individuals, experts and novices alike, who have a project that they would like to develop. This can either be a project that is already underway or one not yet begun. While prior knowledge of digital tools and techniques is welcome, it is not required. DRS works with researchers to help them organize their information, analyze it, and produce compelling results.
DRS will offer grants at three levels, designed to address projects at different levels of development. The first level, designed to help projects at the seed stage of development, will offer funding up to $3500. The second, designed to develop projects that have already made demonstrable progress, will offer funding up to $6500. The third tier, designed to foster projects at a planning stage, will offer funding up to $1000, and focus primarily on producing a polished application for federal or external grants.
Accepted applicants will work with Libraries staff to plan and build their projects into working prototypes. DRS encourages applications from project teams in the public humanities broadly understood, in particular those that engage the public in current social equality and justice themes and are composed of team members that advance these movements. Additionally, DRS is interested in proposals that integrate or analyze UH Libraries Special Collections.
Proposals are due by November 5. For more information on how to submit your proposal, visit Sponsored Projects Program Overview and Documentation.