ACLS and Mellon Foundation Invite Applications for Digital Extension Grants

With support from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, the American Council of Learned Societies welcomes applications for its ACLS Digital Extension Grants. Through the program, grants will be awarded to advance humanistic scholarship by enhancing established digital projects, extending their reach to new communities of users, and supporting teams of scholars at all stages of their careers as they participate in such projects.

Grants of up to $150,000 over twelve to eighteen months will be awarded in support of digitally based research projects in all disciplines of the humanities and related social sciences. Projects must have advanced beyond the start-up phase of development and be focused on one or more of the following activities: developing new systems that make established digital resources available to wider audiences and/or scholars from diverse institutions; extending established digital projects and resources with content that adds diversity to the digital domain; and fostering new team-based collaborations between scholars at all career stages. Projects that convene, train, and empower communities of humanities faculty and/or graduate students around established digital research projects, as well as projects that allow scholars from institutions with limited digital infrastructure to exploit digital resources or to participate in existing labs or working groups, are especially welcome. Projects that document and recognize participant engagement are strongly encouraged.

Up to six grants will be awarded in 2020.

To be eligible, projects must be hosted by an institution of higher education in the United States. In addition, the project’s PI must be a scholar in a field of the humanities and the humanistic social sciences, and the project must have advanced beyond the start-up or prototyping phase.

See the American Council of Learned Societies website for complete program guidelines and application instructions.

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Deadline: December 10, 2020