University of Houston Libraries Digital Research Commons (DRC) invites UH faculty and students to submit an application for the first annual Digital Scholarship Spring Institute. The Institute will be hosted in the DRC and will run during the week of Spring Break (March 11 – March 16, 2019), offering a five-day intensive boot camp.
Participants will attend workshops covering a range of topics and tools common to digital research, and be given opportunities for individual consultations with DRC staff and research librarians, as well as access to software and equipment between the hours of 8am – 5pm every day.
Applicable digital materials will be provided to participants at the beginning of the Institute, giving those involved the resources and competencies required to begin planning and executing a digital scholarship project. Accepted participants should be prepared to commit to being present all day for each of the five days. Lunches, beverages, and snacks will be provided throughout the week.
Project teams are welcome to apply, but please indicate that your project is part of a team effort in the application. Note that each team member will need to submit an individual application, and not all team members are guaranteed acceptance.
Submission deadline: January 28, 2019, 11:59PM
Acceptance notifications will be issued by February 15, 2019.
Criteria: The review committee aims to accept 6-8 applicants for participation in the Institute. Applications will be evaluated based on candidates’ clarity of purpose and intent, and how they hope to benefit from the Institute experience. Preference will be given to applicants who clearly illustrate how the Institute will enhance and further their research ambitions while at University of Houston. The review committee will strive to represent a variety of perspectives, disciplines, backgrounds, and levels of experience in its selection process.