NYCDH Third Annual Graduate Student Project Award Applications Due 8/15!


NYCDH Third Annual Graduate Student Project Award:

We are pleased to announce our third annual cross-institutional NYCDH digital humanities graduate student project award. We invite all graduate students attending an institution in New York City and the metropolitan area to apply by Monday, August 15, 2016.

First prize winner(s) will receive a cash prize of $1000. Two runner up positions will receive $500 each. All three winning proposals will have the opportunity to receive support from one or more of the many centers affiliated with NYCDH. Winners will also receive exposure on our site and through our social media outlets.

Project proposals can be submitted by individuals or teams. In the case a team wins, the prize is to be divided among the team members equally. We are accepting proposals for projects in early or mid stages of development.

We encourage prospective applicants to contact us to talk about your proposal before you submit. To set up an appointment send us an email at, and we will provide support for your proposal or connect you with someone at your institution who can.

Projects may include:

  • Digital Mapping
  • Digital Archive or Exhibit
  • A Digital Edition
  • Textual, network, audio or visual analysis
  • Publishing experiments
  • 3D technology
  • A longform, media-rich narrative/argument
  • e-lit
  • Games
  • Maker project
  • Surprise us!


Final proposals should be sent via email to in PDF format by August 15, 2016. The subject line should read: NYCDH Graduate Student Contest. Any questions you have about the contest should also be sent to that email address.

Proposals must include:

  • The name of the project leader
  • The name of team members (if appropriate)
  • Short bio(s)
  • A brief summary of the project [max words: 200]
  • State how the project falls into the realm of the DH [max words: 200]
  • A detailed description of the project [max words: 1000]
  • The scope or requirements of the project [max words: 500]
  • A realistic plan for execution: including an itemized description of the labor, digital skills, funds and other resources involved. This does not mean necessarily that you have access to the resources you need, just that you are aware of what they are. [max words: 500]


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