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Digital Research Commons Call for Projects

The University of Houston Libraries Digital Research Commons (DRC) invites members of the UH community to submit proposals by August 1 for sponsored projects to run for the academic year 2018-19. The DRC collaborates with researchers on projects involving digital techniques across the humanities, social sciences, and experimental sciences.

The DRC is 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 it is not necessary. We work with our project teams to help them organize their information, analyze it, and produce compelling results.

The DRC will help you craft your proposal and, if your project is accepted, will help find training for team members who need it. Submissions from faculty, graduate students, and postdoctoral fellows are encouraged. Accepted applicants will work with the DRC to build their projects into working prototypes.

For more information, contact DRC director Claude Willan.

Applications (due via email to Claude Willan by August 1) should include:

1. A 1-2 sentence abstract of the proposed project
2. A list of your project team members and brief descriptions of roles
3. A budget for the academic year 2018-19 not to exceed $5,000, and brief rationale
4. A project description (no more than 1,000 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 you are a graduate student, please include a statement about how this project aligns with your dissertation topic and research/writing schedule.

Applicants are strongly encouraged to contact the DRC to discuss applications before submitting.

Written by Esmeralda Fisher on June 25th, 2018 and filed under Announcements