DH Advancement Grant Guidelines:
NEH draft by May 4th
Final to MIT by 28th
NEH deadline June 5th
Level II awards (from $50,001 to $100,000) are larger grants that can be used for more fullyformed projects that have completed an initial planning phase. Level II proposals should therefore include a more articulated plan of work leading to concrete and tangible outcomes, such as working prototypes; detailed plans for upgrading existing or defunct projects in need of substantive revision, enhancement, or recovery; test beds; or demonstration projects.
Digital Humanities Advancement Grants at both Level I and Level II stages support activities for periods of performance (award periods) up to eighteen months.
The creation or conversion of a scholarly journal is NOT permitted (although the implementation of new modes of scholarly publication is permitted).
As a taxpayer-supported federal agency, NEH aims to ensure that scholars, educators, students, and the American public have ready and easy access to the wide range of NEH-funded products. For the Digital Humanities Advancement Grants program, such products may include software code, algorithms, digital tools, reports, articles, and websites. For projects that lead to the development of such products, all other considerations being equal, NEH gives preference to those that provide free access to the public
The intellectual significance of the project for the humanities; for a project developing new infrastructure or scholarly methods, its potential to enhance scholarly research, teaching, and learning in the humanities.
The feasibility of the plan of work, and the appropriateness of the project’s methods and use of technology.
The quality of the conception, definition, organization, and description of the project and the applicant’s clarity of expression.
The qualifications, expertise, and levels of commitment of the project director and key project staff or contributors.
The reasonableness of the proposed budget in relation to anticipated results.
The quality and appropriateness of project plans for data management and (if applicable) sustainability.