Monday, September 17, 2007

Free Digital Humanities grant workshop in Phoenix

You are invited to participate in a free grant workshop October 1 on the Digital Humanities Initiative (DHI) of the National Endowment for the Humanities. Brett Bobley, DHI Director and NEH Chief Information Officer will lead the workshop. Registration begins at 9:00 and the workshop starts promptly at 9:30. Please RSVP to (or 480-965-5775) or (or 480-965-5779) so that we have enough materials and seating available for those attending—we need your name and e-mail address.)

This workshop will explore grant support available from NEH for projects that utilize or study the impact of digital technology. NEH is interested in supporting a wide variety of projects that (a) digitize important materials thereby increasing the public’s ability to search and access humanities information; (b) deploy digital technologies and methods to enhance our understanding or a topic or issues; (c) study the impact of digital technology on the humanities. Grants begin at $5,000 with greater funding available depending on the project. The DHI includes joint grants with IMLS and other government agencies. (More information is available at

The workshop will highlight projects NEH hopes to fund, discuss successfully funded proposals, offer suggestions on writing a good proposal, discuss budgeting, note the different funding streams for digital projects at NEH, and highlight the review process. Following the NEH presentation and discussion, the morning will close with a short session conducted by the Arizona Humanities Council highlighting its grants. The workshop concludes by 12:15. Pueblo Grande Museum, 4619 E. Washington, Phoenix (located west of the Washington exit on SR 143.