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Call for Faculty Proposals 2024

2nd Digital Humanities Seed Funding for Interdisciplinary Research Collaboration and RGC Grant Application Support

Dear Colleagues,

We are pleased to announce that our 1st seed funding project has been successfully completed (click here to view more details). In this project, we utilized AI and digital technology in the literature field. The outcomes were highly promising, and we are excited about the possibilities that lie ahead. Building on this success, we are launching the 2nd round of calls for proposals to further expand our digital humanities initiatives.

If you have an idea for a digital humanities project or a work-in-progress that you aim to develop further for RGC application, please send your proposal to us. We are inviting faculty in the Division of Humanities and the Division of Social Science to apply for this Digital Humanities seed funding to support work on a project in the Fall semester of 2024. Funding will support the hiring and training of UG students to work on a faculty project, under the support of the DH Workshop. Let’s collaborate and push the boundaries of digital humanities together.

This funding is tailored specifically to provide support for faculty members developing a new project in the digital humanities or adding a significant new DH component to a current project. The aim is to facilitate further development of the project with the aim of applying for RGC funding in fall 2025. This seed funding is not intended simply for digital preservation of a completed research project.

Here are the key steps: 

1. Proposal Submission

Deadline: 1st July 2024

Interested faculty members are requested to submit a digital humanities project proposal (maximum 1,000 words).

Priority will be given to proposals to develop a new project in the digital humanities or to add a significant new DH component to a current project.

The chosen proposals will be announced by 1st August, 2024.

2. Student Recruitment

1st August to 15th September, 2024

Upon the announcement of successful proposals, we will commence recruitment of student assistants. Our objective is to attract students from diverse disciplines, such as computer engineering and other programmes outside the humanities.

3. Training and Project Building

Fall term of 2024

Selected students will receive tailored guidance from DH Specialist and a technician on how to contribute to the project, focusing on their unique academic backgrounds and the specific requirements of the chosen faculty member’s project.

The training will cover specific skills like cultural data analysis, text mining, data visualization, network visualization, historical mapping, etc.

Throughout the fall term, the faculty member whose project is funded is expected to meet on a regular basis (at least once and preferably twice per week with the team of students assigned to the project).

4. Project Preparation

Spring and Summer terms of 2025

In this phase, the faculty member is welcome to consult the DH Specialist while preparing an application for Research Grants Council (RGC) funding to be submitted in early Fall term of 2025.

Application Deadline: The deadline to apply for the seed funding is 1st July 2024.

If you have any questions or wish to discuss your proposal ideas, please do not hesitate to contact us.