• Proposal: 03/05/2020


  • Amount: Up to $250,000
  • Duration: Up to 3 years


Program officers will review any draft proposals submitted by January 29, 2020.

The Institutes for Advanced Topics in the Digital Humanities (IATDH) program supports
national or regional (multistate) training programs for scholars, humanities professionals, and advanced graduate students to broaden and extend their knowledge of digital humanities.

Through this program NEH seeks to increase the number of humanities scholars and
practitioners using digital technology in their research and to broadly disseminate knowledge about advanced technology tools and methodologies relevant to the humanities.

Applicants may apply to create institutes that are a single opportunity or are offered multiple times to different audiences. Institutes may be as short as a few days or as long as six weeks and held at a single site or at multiples sites; virtual institutes are also permissible. Training opportunities could be offered before or after regularly occurring scholarly meetings, during the summer months, or during appropriate times of the academic year. The duration of a program should allow for full and thorough treatment of the topic; it should also be appropriate for the intended audience. These professional development programs may focus on a particular computational method, such as network or spatial analysis. They may also target the needs of a particular humanities discipline or audience.

Possible topics and areas that institutes might address include, but are not limited to:

  • digital scholarly communication and publishing
  • advanced geospatial applications
  • textual image or sound analysis
  • immersive and virtual environment design for humanities research, or for computer
    gaming or simulations as applied to the humanities
  • information aesthetics and approaches to visualizations of humanities topics and
  • innovative approaches for engaging public audiences with digital humanities
  • high-performance computing or supercomputing applicable for humanities research and teaching
  • linked open data and its applications to humanities research and teaching
  • analysis of and research on the impact of digital media and culture on society

Applicants may also consider working with the National Library of Medicine at the National Institutes of Health, and the LC Labs at the Library of Congress. All projects that seek to collaborate with one of these institutions must consult with their staff before submitting an application to the IATDH program.

Contact Information

Office of Digital Humanities
National Endowment for the Humanities