NOW IS THE TIME TO LEARN ABOUT THE DIGITAL
The Digital Scholarships Fellowship is a year-long collaborative program that integrates digital tools, theory, and methods with undergraduate academia. We welcome applicants from any disciplinary background, with any level of technical expertise; the aim of the program is to provide a stimulating and challenging experience for students interested in exploring digital scholarship, regardless of whether they have extensive experience using digital tools or are learning about digital scholarship for the first time. Applicants should ideally be sophomores or juniors, though we will also consider first-years in some cases. Fellows are expected to be on campus during the entirety of the 2016-2017 academic year.
DIGITAL SCHOLARSHIP IS FOR EVERYONE
Digital scholarship deals with the interactions between technology and scholarship. This can includes both the study of how digital methods can be integrated into academic research, and how ideas can be shared in new ways through technology. Digital scholarship can also include the study of technology itself.
FROM FELLOWSHIP TO INTERNSHIP
The eight students selected to become DS fellows will participate in biweekly workshops that run through the year, on topics such as web design; project and information management; data analysis; accessibility; and digital tools for text analysis. They will also work together to develop and build a digital scholarship project of their own. At the end of the academic year, each fellow will have the opportunity to participate in a paid summer internship related to digital scholarship in the Philadelphia area.
Fellows will be expected to attend biweekly meetings during the school year, each of which will run for about two hours; food will be provided. In one meeting, they’ll explore a new topic or issue relevant to digital scholarship and in the next, they’ll do hands-on work on a shared digital project. While fellows will be welcome to continue working on projects outside this time, no work will be required outside these sessions.
Our sessions during the academic year will most likely involve working with data from and devising protocols for Monument Lab; other projects and data sets may be included as well.
Fellows who complete the program during the academic year will be guaranteed funding and placement for a digital scholarship-related summer internship. This internship can involve work on either Monument Lab or an individual project.