Digital Humanities Advancement Grants (DHAG) support digital projects throughout their lifecycles, from early start-up phases through implementation and long-term sustainability. Experimentation, reuse, and extensibility are hallmarks of this grant category, leading to innovative work that can scale to enhance research, teaching, and public programming in the humanities.
This program combines the former Digital Humanities Start-Up Grants and Digital Humanities Implementation Grants programs; the combined program is offered twice per year. Proposals are welcome for digital initiatives in any area of the humanities.
Through a special partnership, the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) anticipates providing additional funding to this program to encourage innovative collaborations between museum or library professionals and humanities professionals to advance preservation of, access to, use of, and engagement with digital collections and services. Through this partnership, IMLS and NEH may jointly fund some DHAG projects that involve collaborations with museums and/or libraries.
Digital Humanities Advancement Grants may involve
- creating or enhancing experimental, computationally-based methods or techniques that contribute to the humanities;
- pursuing scholarship that examines the history, criticism, and philosophy of digital culture and its impact on society, or explores the philosophical or practical implications and impact of digital humanities in specific fields or disciplines; or
- revitalizing and/or recovering existing digital projects that promise to contribute substantively to scholarship, teaching, or public knowledge of the humanities.
Eligibility is limited to
- U.S. nonprofit organizations with 501(c)(3) tax-exempt status; and
- state and local governmental agencies and federally recognized Indian tribal governments.
Individuals are not eligible to apply.
Degree candidates may not be project directors or co-directors. Degree candidates may, however, serve in other project roles.
Project directors and co-directors may submit only one application to this program at a time, although they may participate in more than one Digital Humanities Advancement Grant project. They may also apply for other NEH awards. If an application for a project is already under review in the DHAG program, another application for the same project will not be accepted to this program.