Fellowship Opportunities

Andrew W. Mellon Humanities in a Digital World Ph.D. Fellowships at USC

Fellowship Details and Eligibility

The USC Humanities in a Digital World Program is pleased to announce competitions for two Ph.D. fellowships in digital humanities for the two-year term of 2022-2024. The competition is open to USC graduate students in Dornsife College of Letters, Arts, and Sciences or the School of Cinematic Arts who will be ABD by August 19, 2022. The fellowship will support graduate students who are in years three to six of their graduate school program during the two-year fellowship term.

The USC Humanities in a Digital World Program aims to explore how humanities scholarship can evolve through consideration of the meaning of humanities research in an increasingly digital world. A key component of the program is the required three-week summer boot camp in which each Ph.D. fellow will participate in training in digital skills, including GIS, data visualization, digital rhetoric, meta-data creation, and Scalar publishing.

The fellowship stipend for the first year of the fellowship in 2022-2023 will be $36,553. Fellows will have the opportunity to submit applications for funding for approved digitization projects. They also will be able to apply to teach one of the small undergraduate tutorials offered each summer.

Application Requirements and Deadline

Applicants should email a single pdf file with a c.v. and a research statement to hidw@dornsife.usc.edu. The research statement should include a description of the applicant’s dissertation project, provisional plans for using digital technologies, identification of affiliation with relevant USC Centers or Institutes, the date of entry into the graduate program at USC, date of qualifying exams, and the anticipated date of degree completion; the research statement should not exceed three single-spaced pages. Applicants should request dissertation advisors to email letters of recommendation separately to hidw@dornsife.usc.edu by the deadline.
All application materials must be received by January 28, 2022.
Please send all materials electronically to the Digital Humanities Council at hidw@dornsife.usc.edu.

Banner Image: P. Mich. Michael 5, an arrest warrant for Marcus and Eutyches, of Oxyrhynchus, Egypt. Written in the second century CE. Courtesy Mark Letteney.

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