The University of Houston’s U.S. Latino Digital Humanities Center is offering Mellon Foundation Grants-in-Aid to provide stipends to scholars for research and development of digital scholarship in the form of a digital publication and/or a digital project. Proposals must draw from recovered primary and derivative sources produced by Latinas/os in what is now the United States, dating from the Colonial Period to 1980 (such as Recovering the US Hispanic Literary Heritage digital collections, other repositories and/or the community). From the call:
Scholars at different stages of their careers (academics, librarians, advanced graduate students, independent scholars, etc.) are encouraged to apply for a stipend up to $7,500 for investigative work. Grantees are expected to attend virtual trainings (dates to be announced). We welcome applications in the following areas:
- Identification, location and recovery of any wide variety of historical documents and/or literary genres, including conventional literary prose and poetry, and such forms as letters, diaries, memoirs, testimonials, periodicals, historical records and written expressions of oral traditions, folklore and popular culture. Any documents that could prove relevant to the goals of the program will also be considered. The emphasis is on works by Mexican/Chicano, Puerto Rican, Cuban, Spanish, Central and South American and other Latina/o residents of what has become the United States, from the Colonial period to 1980.
- Bibliographic compilations, indexing projects pertaining to any of the above. Compilation of reference works, e.g. bibliographic dictionaries, thematic datasets, linguistic corpus, etc.
- Study of recovered primary source(s) for potential digital publication, including: text analysis, thematic dataset creation, visualization, metadata creation, etc.
- US Latina voices.
- Underrepresented archives, such as Afrolatinidad, Indigenous, gender, LGBTQI+, etc.
Applications are due on 9 January 2023.