I’m thrilled to be directing CESTA’s Digital Humanities Graduate Research Fellowship with Daniel Bush this year! The Fellows program provides an excellent opportunity for Stanford graduate students to gain exposure to digital research methods while working alongside an interdisciplinary cohort of likeminded folks. We provide funding, space, and support/mentorship as students pursue research projects adjacent to their dissertation.

We’re also excited to be hiring a Senior Fellow from previous cohorts of Fellows (thanks to a generous grant from the Vice Provost for Teaching and Learning). Stay tuned for some more info on that exciting new initiative!

I’ve benefitted tremendously from similar fellowship programs, and I’m excited to provide Stanford grad students with a similar experience. I’ll post more here about the curricula (plural!) that Daniel and I develop.

Here’s the call for Fellows:

Stanford PhD Students are invited to apply to be a 2018-19 Stanford Digital Humanities Graduate Research Fellow.

CESTA (Center for Spatial and Textual Analysis) Graduate Research Fellows Program is designed to prepare graduate students for a future where digital scholarship is the norm. In the program, advanced graduate students spend the year designing and producing a piece of publishable, digitally-enhanced scholarship (an article, dissertation chapter, digital publication, etc). By the end of the year, fellows will have worked with leading experts of digital humanities and will be prepared to enter the job market and explore future careers in digital scholarship.

To ensure Fellows’ success, they will have access to a co-working environment and a community of expert practice in which to design, develop, and workshop their individual digital research projects. Fellows will also attend weekly workshops, guest lectures, and co-working sessions to ensure they understand best practices, can meaningfully apply the tools and methods they need for their individual research questions, and have an understanding of the field of digital humanities and future career opportunities. Fellows will also be given dedicated reading and research time and funds to attend skills workshops or conferences (dependent on cohort size).

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