Summer Graduate Fellowship in Digital Humanities

The Summer Graduate Fellowship in Digital Humanities (Summer DH) supports a small interdisciplinary cohort of Cornell Ph.D. students who together investigate approaches to digital scholarship through collaborative workshops, readings, discussion, and co-work on independent projects. The fellowship is a project of the Digital CoLab, sponsored by Cornell University Library and the Society for Humanities. Read the full call for applications here.

Time and location

The 2024 fellowship program will take place over six weeks, June 3 – July 10, 2024, in person at Olin Library. Meetings will be held on about three weekdays per week, 10am – noon, excluding holidays. Exact schedule TBD. Fellows are expected to attend every meeting of the cohort, except in unusual circumstances that have been approved in advance.


Current Cornell Ph.D. students working in the humanities, who will continue to be enrolled at Cornell in the 2024-25 academic year, are invited to apply. Fellows are selected for their potential to benefit from the program, and their willingness and ability to contribute to a collaborative learning environment. Students who have expressed interest or applied in the past, but who did not participate in the Fellowship, are eligible to apply again. There are no technical prerequisites.

Summer DH provides:

  • Small-group tutorials on digital scholarship tools, skills, and approaches, tailored to participants’ interests and prior experiences.
  • Orienting readings and discussions.
  • 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 $2000.


  • Status as a Cornell Ph.D. student in a humanities or closely related discipline, and continued enrollment in the 2024-25 academic year.
  • Desire to explore digital approaches to research and teaching through workshops, readings, and discussions.
  • Commitment to contribute to a supportive, interdisciplinary summer learning community.
  • Commitment to building an independent digital project related to your scholarly goals in research, pedagogy, or public engagement. Methods that Summer DH can support include: computational text analysis; the design, visualization, and analysis of datasets and databases; network analysis; creation of digital collections and exhibits.
  • Residence in the Ithaca area during the six weeks of the fellowship period.

How to apply

Step 1: Express interest and meet with a librarian

Submit an interest form and schedule an individual meeting with CoLab staff to discuss your project idea. The purpose of this meeting is to help you determine if your project idea is at the right stage for Summer DH to be of benefit. If you have any questions about applying for the program, please contact or visit the CoLab during Office Hours.

Step 2: Submit an application

The application will be available by February 2, and is due by March 25.

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