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 August.

Deadline: November 1st, 2024 for fellowships to be held during the 2025-2026 academic year.

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Digital Humanities Fellowship Program

Call issued: Annually late in the fall semester, typically by November 1st if all goes well.

Deadline: Feburary 15th, 2024 for the 2024-2025 fellowship year.

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Makerspace Technologist

Call issued: Subject to need

Deadline: Open until filled when a call is out

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Scholars’ Lab GIS Technician

Call issued: Subject to need, often in April/May for the summer

Deadline: Flexible

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Cultural Heritage Informatics Internship

Call issued: Offered each semester

Deadline: Registration deadline for courses each semester

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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.

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DHSI Tuition Fellowships

The University of Virginia, as a sponsoring institution of DHSI, provides a handful of tuition-free fellowships to attend a Digital Humanities Summer Institute course or workshop each year. UVA students, staff, non-TT faculty, and those without access to research travel funds are especially encouraged to apply. A call is typically issued in the fall and fellowships are awarded on a first-come-first-served basis.

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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.

Professional Development

No deadline or formal call! Delivered on an ongoing, by-request basis.

Check out our offerings, drop us a line, and let us know how we can help.

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.