OPPORTUNITY: Digital Scholarship 2020 Fellowship, LLILAS Benson

The LLILAS Benson Library released application guidelines for its Digital Scholarship 2020 Fellowship. The Digital Scholarship (LBDS) Fellowship provides a $3,000 stipend for a graduate student or a Masters-level (or above) scholar from outside of the University of Texas at Austin to pursue research interests in Latin American, U.S. Latinx, or African Diaspora Studies using Benson holdings and digital methodologies or platforms. The Fellow must be in residence at the Benson for a ​month between February 3rd and August 28th, 2020, and must have previously consulted the collection(s) they are proposing to work with.

The Fellow will work closely with Digital Scholarship staff at LLILAS Benson to develop a project that could include the following, per the application guidelines:

● Development of an original digital project aimed at facilitating the exploration and analysis of a Benson collection or a selected subset of materials.

● Curation of data/text sets from Benson holdings to explore digital tools (i.e. mapping, text mining).

● Creation of open educational digital resources.

● Experimentation with social platforms to engage global scholarly networks in the collaborative description, analysis, and interpretation of digitized primary sources.

Application packages are due by Friday, November 1st, 2019 at 5 PM. Submit applications as a single PDF to Albert A. Palacios via email. Award notifications will be sent by mid-December, 2019.