The Digital Research Commons (DRC) invites members of the University of Houston community to submit proposals for sponsored projects to run for the calendar year 2020. The DRC collaborates with researchers on projects involving digital techniques across the humanities, social sciences, and experimental sciences.
This cycle, the DRC will offer grants at two 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 $5000. The second, designed to develop projects that have already made demonstrable progress, will offer funding up to $12,500.
We are looking for 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. Prior knowledge of digital tools and techniques is welcome but not necessary. We work with our project members to help them organize their information, analyze it, and produce compelling results.
The DRC team will help you craft your proposal and, if your project is accepted, will help find training for team members who need it. We welcome submissions from faculty, graduate students, and postdoctoral fellows. Accepted applicants will work with the DRC to build their projects into working prototypes. We especially encourage applications focused on collections in UH Libraries Special Collections.
Contact DRC with questions at email@example.com. Apply by December 8th.
How to Apply
Proposals, due via email to firstname.lastname@example.org by December 8, should include:
- A 2-3 sentence abstract of the proposed project, including whether the proposal is for a seed or a development grant, and why
- A list of your project team members and brief descriptions of roles
- A budget for the calendar year, either up to $5000 or up to $12,500, depending on whether the proposal is for a seed or a development grant, and a rationale for each item
- A project description (no more than 1000 words) answering the following questions:
- What is the primary research question driving this project?
- What is the main contribution your project will make to scholarship?
- Who is your intended audience?
- What do you intend to be the final product completed under this grant?
- If applying for a development grant, please describe your work on the project to date.
If you are a graduate student, please include a statement about how this project aligns with your thesis topic and research/writing schedule.