Mentorship for Digital Humanities Grant, 2019–20

Mentorship for Digital Humanities is a yearlong program that enables UC faculty to work on a digital project with experts from around the UC system. Each participant will be assigned to an expert and will meet with this expert regularly throughout the program. There will also be opportunities for participants to workshop their projects with the entire group of participants and experts.

Applications must be submitted online via Submittable by 11:59 PM (Pacific time) on the deadline date.

Program Details

The mentorship program is intended to help UC faculty and graduate students to launch effective digital projects that are rooted in humanistic inquiry. The workshop series will consist of the following activities:

  • A two-day, on-site kickoff and introductory training at UCHRI
  • Monthly web meetups with assigned expert
  • Two virtual mid-program check-ins with the whole group
  • A final workshop at UCHRI at the end of the grant period

Selected participants will receive roundtrip travel costs, lodging, and meals for the on-site workshops.

Application Details

Applicants must apply online via Submittable. Required documents include:

  • Project Title and Abstract (200 words max)
  • Project Description (2,000 words max, see details below)
  • Resume or CV

Successful applications should clearly demonstrate how the theme and activities will contribute to research excellence in the humanities and to innovation in the area of digital humanities. It is important to note that while our experts are meant to help you navigate technological and theoretical aspects of your project, participants are responsible for carrying out their own digital work.

Project Description

The project description should be a maximum of 2,000 words and include the following elements:

  • Project Overview, including a summary of the project, its significance to the humanities, and the role of digital components.
  • Workshop Contribution, including how the mentorship will contribute to the overall project and the participant’s research more generally.
  • Proposed Objectives, including what the applicant hopes to achieve by the end of the workshop series and how they plan to continue with their project.

For program related questions, please contact Shana Melnysyn, research grants manager, at Please include the name of the grant for which you need assistance.

For technical assistance contact Submittable at or (855) 467-8264, ext. 2