Abstract due: By class on Monday, March 27
Project due: Friday, May 5
40% of final grade
For the final project in this class, you will create a detailed prospectus and a proof-of-concept for a digital humanities project that you will hypothetically develop in the future (or that you may already be in the process of developing). The idea is to incubate projects that relate to your own research interests and/or that may eventually form a portion of your dissertation work, and to gain some hands-on experience with digital tools and methods. You may work individually or in teams on the final project.
The final project requirements are as follows:
- For sample grant narratives, see the “Sample Application Narratives” in the sidebar of the NEH Digital Humanities Advancement Grants site: https://www.neh.gov/grants/odh/digital-humanities-advancement-grants. You might also browse the mock project prospectuses students in Alan Liu’s fall 2014 graduate DH course completed for a similar assignment: http://eng236introdh2014fstudentwork.pbworks.com/w/browse/#view=ViewFolder¶m=Project%20Prospectuses.
To browse the completed white-paper final reports of the DH Start-up grant projects, see the following pages on the NEH ODH site:
- NEH Start-Up Grant White Papers (Part I): https://www.neh.gov/divisions/odh/grant-news/neh-start-grant-white-papers-part-i
- Part II: https://www.neh.gov/divisions/odh/grant-news/neh-start-grant-white-papers-part-ii
- Part III: https://www.neh.gov/divisions/odh/grant-news/neh-start-grant-white-papers-part-iii
- Part IV: https://www.neh.gov/divisions/odh/grant-news/neh-start-grant-white-papers-part-iv
- Part V: https://www.neh.gov/divisions/odh/grant-news/neh-start-grant-white-papers-part-v
- You may wish to read Sheila Brennan’s brief “Let the Grant Do the Talking” for advice on the style, rhetorical goals, and logic of writing grant proposals: http://journalofdigitalhumanities.org/1-4/let-the-grant-do-the-talking-by-sheila-brennan/