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Digital Scholarship Innovation Fund

Academic Technology endeavors to promote experiments among faculty at Wesleyan in their teaching and research rooted in the potential of digital scholarship tools and methods. Central to a 21st century liberal arts institution, digital scholarship has the capacity to increase access to scholarly knowledge and ideas as well as improve teaching and learning. This opportunity is designed to allow faculty to imagine, implement, and activate digital scholarship projects with the potential to benefit the curriculum, the wider campus community, and the scholarly community more generally.

All tenured/tenure-track and adjunct faculty, artists-in-residence, librarians, and professors of practice are welcome to apply. 

Successful applicants will receive up to $2,000. Awards may be used to support the purchase of hardware/software or funding a student research assistant. Applications will be evaluated by a committee of staff and faculty from all three divisions.

For the Fall 2017 application cycle, we are especially interested in applications that incorporate new media literacies, involve student-focused projects, or are engaged in issues of civic possibility and purpose.

Applications should include the following: 

1) A cover sheet with the applicant's name, title, department, and email address.

2) Project proposal, which should address the nature of the problem or opportunity and goals for the project; a project plan (methodology, research design, strategy); schedule of the project; and anticipated outcome of the project. The project proposal should be no more than two pages.

3) A one page budget.

Please submit the application as one document and email it to Donna Moore at dmoore@wesleyan.edu. Applications are due by December 1st at 5 pm. If you have any questions, please contact Rachel Schnepper at rschnepper@wesleyan.edu