One of our primary missions is to support the work of emerging scholars and digital humanities practitioners–particularly UVa graduate students. In addition to our general consultations (grad students are invited to write us for an appointment any time!), we offer three graduate fellowship programs that provide students with the time, space, and mentorship necessary to discover, explore, and build. We also offer a number of opportunities for students to gain training and experience as digital humanists. Check out our offerings below and get in touch if you have questions.
For expressions of the pedagogy we bring to our work with students, explore our student programs charter, the Praxis Program charter, and the general Scholars’ Lab charter. To see the results of some of these collaborations, check out our archive of student projects.
Praxis Program Fellowships
Call issued: Annually in December, typically by the beginning of the Spring semester.
Deadline: March 1st, 2021 for the 2021-2022 fellowship year.
Digital Humanities Fellowship Program
Call issued: Annually by December.
Deadline: Feburary 15th, 2021 for the 2021-2022 fellowship year.
Call issued: Subject to need
Deadline: Open until filled when a call is out
Scholars’ Lab GIS Technician
Call issued: Subject to need, often in April/May for the summer
Cultural Heritage Informatics Internship
Call issued: Offered each semester
Deadline: Registration deadline for courses each semester
Leadership Alliance Mellon Initiative (LAMI)
No formal call for this external program, but graduate students interested in serving as mentors for the program should write to Brandon Walsh.
Digital Humanities Programming and Departmental Language Requirements
UVA departments determine language proficiency requirements for their students. Graduate students affiliated with the Scholars’ Lab have at times obtained departmental approval to satisfy a component of their language proficiency requirements by demonstrating proficiency in a digital humanities programming language. If your faculty advisor and DGS endorse this concept based on the relevance of programming to your proposed research, please contact our Head of Student Programs to discuss our role in designing a proficiency exam that is appropriate for your research and meets the standards of your department.
Digital Humanities Graduate Certificate
The University of Virginia offers a twelve-credit graduate certificate in digital humanities. More information about the certificate and information about how to apply, including application dates, can be found on the certificate website. Many Scholars’ Lab students go on to receive the certificate, and the Lab is available for consultations pertaining to certificate work.
Outside Experts for Theses and Dissertations
The Scholars’ Lab staff are, by and large, not graduate faculty and so cannot serve on dissertation committees as one of your UVA faculty representatives or as your fourth reader (Dean’s representative). But we do want to support you if your work can benefit from our expertise, and that support can extend to the writing that you do about your digital project. We can read, comment and consult on your project, and, in some cases, attend your defense as an outside expert. Your Director and Director of Graduate Studies would be the first people to ask about approval for the latter. If your dissertation (or part of it) would benefit from the perspective of someone in the Scholars’ Lab, talk to us to see how we can help.
No deadline or formal call! Delivered on an ongoing, by-request basis.
Archive of Past Opportunities
In addition to the above, active programs, the Scholars’ Lab has participated in a range of programs with limited funding that have run their course. While these initiatives are no longer active, they can give a taste of the kinds of work we get up to. We will issue regular announcements and post application deadlines should funding become available.