2017-2018 AADHum Scholars
We invite faculty & graduate students in the University of Maryland System and from local surrounding universities to apply to be 2017-2018 AADHum Scholars at the UMD College Park campus. Successful applicants must demonstrate an interest and research focus in the intersection of African American History & Culture and the Digital Humanities. AADHum Scholars will receive support in the form of digital training, one-on-one consultation with MITH staff, networking with a cohort of engaged scholars, mentorship in developing digital research projects, and African American history/cultural theory.

Upon successful completion of the academic year, Scholars will be eligible for seed grants of up to $5,000 for graduate students and $6,500 for faculty or independent scholars. Seed grants will be distributed in summer 2018 and can be used to advance digital projects, traditional academic research in a variety of fields of study, and/or the development of new or revised courses with African American digital humanities components.

AADHum Scholars are required to:
(1) Participate in one full module of digital incubator training (4-6 weeks of project development, digital skills enhancement, and theoretical & cultural inquiry) during the 2017-2018 Black Movement(s) series
(2) Present their in-progress research or digital project during AADHum’s 2017-2018 workshop series
(3) Submit and revise a blog post for publication on the AADHum website
(4) Present at the AADHum National Conference in October 2018

For best consideration, please submit your application materials by September 22, 2017.

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