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Information für die Wissenschaft Nr. 35 | 21. Juli 2010
DFG and NEH to Continue Grant Programmes in the Digital Humanities

Since 2008 the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (German Research Foundation, DFG) and the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) in the United States have worked together to encourage American and German researchers to collaborate on innovative digital humanities projects. The DFG and NEH will continue their co-operative efforts in funding projects in the Bilateral Digital Humanities Programme in a third call:

DFG/NEH Bilateral Digital Humanities Programme:
2010 Call for Enriching Digital Collections and Bilateral Symposia and Workshops

As in the last two years grants will provide funding for either symposia and workshops in the area of digital humanities or for joint projects aiming at the enhancement of digital collections to improve humanities research opportunities.

The receipt deadline for either of these projects is 16 November 2010.

Proposals for digitization projects could include any of the following areas:

  • new digitization projects and pilot projects;

  • the addition of important materials to existing digitization projects;

  • the development of tools and infrastructure to enhance the use of digitized resources and support international digitization work.

Proposals for Bilateral Symposia or Workshops can focus on any area of the digital humanities, including:

  • capacity building or networking workshops preparing for future more intensified bilateral collaboration based around a single theme, technology, media form or humanities discipline;

  • comparing the needs of researchers in both the U.S. and Germany and their uses of digitised resources;

  • exploring possible and existing use of information technology in the humanities in both communities.

Collaboration between U.S. and German partners is a key requirement for each of these grant categories. Each application must have one German partner, and one U.S. partner, and there must be a project coordinator from each country. The partners will collaborate to write a single application package, which the U.S. partner will submit to the NEH and the German partner will submit to the DFG.

Further Information

Additional information on the call for proposals, the formal proposal requirements, and the review process will be available on the NEH and DFG websites in the near future at the following web addresses:

Contact at the DFG:

  • Dr. Christoph Kümmel
    Scientific Library Services and Information Systems
    (Wissenschaftliche Literaturversorgungs- und Informationssysteme)
    Tel. +49 228 885-2857

Contact at the NEH:

  • Jason Rhody
    Senior Program Officer
    Office of Digital Humanities
    Tel. +1 202 606-8364