Summer Graduate Fellowship in Digital Humanities

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Call for Applications:  Cornell Summer Graduate Fellowship in Digital Humanities

June 7 – July 16, 2021
REMOTE in 2021

Sponsored by Cornell University Library & Society for the Humanities.

Application Deadline: April 5, 2021.  Click link at bottom of page to apply.

The Summer Graduate Fellowship in Digital Humanities supports a small interdisciplinary cohort of Cornell graduate students who together investigate approaches to digital scholarship through collaborative workshops, readings, discussion, and work on independent projects.

In the first couple of weeks of the program, fellows take part in daily workshops led by library staff and other experts from around campus, as appropriate. As the summer progresses, they dedicate increasingly more time to co-working sessions with peers and staff, in which they plan and execute their own projects, and lend support to one another.

Fellows are selected for their potential to benefit from the program, and their willingness and commitment to create a collaborative learning environment. There are no technical prerequisites.

The precise nature of the workshops changes each year depending on the needs of the fellows, but you can get an idea of what’s covered and how it’s covered by reviewing 2020’s curriculum.

The fellowship is a project of the Digital CoLab at Olin Library.

The program provides

  • Small-group tutorials on digital scholarship tools, skills, and approaches,  tailored to participants’ interests and prior experience.
  • Orienting readings and discussion.
  • An introduction to practical aspects of developing, implementing, and managing complex digital humanities projects, ranging from technical considerations to broader scholarly impact.
  • Ongoing guidance and technical support for participants developing their own digital projects.
  • A stipend of $1000.

The time commitment is expected to be around 10-15 hours/week. The cohort size is expected to be five to eight students.


  • Desire to explore digital approaches to research and teaching through workshops, reading, and discussion.
  • Desire and ability to contribute to a supportive, interdisciplinary summer learning community.
  • Commitment to building an independent digital project related to your research or pedagogy.
  • Approval of your committee chair.
  • In 2021, there is no residency requirement.

Apply for the Summer Graduate Fellowship in Digital Humanities.

Application deadline: April 5, 2021 by 12pm.

Please contact Eliza Bettinger ( with any questions about the application process.