University of Houston Libraries Digital Research Commons (DRC) invites all UH graduate students to submit an application for participation in the Fall 2021 Digital Research Institute, a multi-day intensive experience aimed at building the foundational skills and knowledge needed to generate a piece of digital research.
The Institute will take place virtually over five days, August 16 – 20, 2021, 10:00 am – 4:00 pm daily. It is aimed at graduate students who are in the beginning phases of digital research that is intended to form the basis for part of an article or a thesis/dissertation. The 4-6 students who are best positioned to benefit from the experience will be offered a seat in the Institute along with a $250.00 scholarship, provided by the UH Graduate School, to be delivered after successful completion of the experience.
Participants will be expected to attend all five days of the Institute plus a one-day “Getting Started” workshop to be scheduled on a Friday approximately two weeks prior to the Institute. Participants will be assigned individualized pre-work and readings that will give them the theoretical and conceptual grounding needed to undertake the work of the Institute and exit the experience with the tangible beginnings of their digital research as well as next steps. Over the Institute, they will attend 3-5 sessions per day delivered by librarians and other digital research practitioners, each targeted at building their technical skills and offering individualized mentorship.
To apply, fill out this form by Friday, June 18, 2021, 11:59 pm.
Questions? Contact the staff in the Digital Research Commons: firstname.lastname@example.org
Criteria for acceptance: The application review committee aims to accept 4 – 6 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.
Application submission deadline: Friday, June 18, 2021, 11:59 pm
Acceptance notifications issued: Friday, July 9, 2021
Confirmation of participation: Friday, July 16, 2021
Digital Research Institute: August 16 – 20, 2021