The American Historical Association‘s AHA Today blog highlighted a new grant program from the American Council of Learned Societies‘ (ACLS). The ACLS Digital Extension Grant program is designed to provide “flexible support at the level of the digital research project as opposed to the individual scholar.” This funding can cover a range of project activities, such as:
- Extend existing digital projects and resources with content that adds diversity or interdisciplinary reach
- Develop new systems of making existing digital resources available to broader audiences and/or scholars from diverse institutions
- Foster new team-based work or collaborations that allow scholars from institutions with limited cyberinfrastructure to exploit digital resources
- Create new forms and sites for scholarly engagement with the digital humanities and new ways to document and recognize participant engagement
Up to six Digital Extension Grants may be awarded this year, with a cap of $150,000 over a 12-18 month term. Applications must be completed using the ACLS Online Fellowship Application system by February 2, 2016.