DH Graduate Certificate


DH Graduate Fellowships

The Graduate Certificate in Digital Humanities provides support for University of Miami students pursuing the certificate through the annual Digital Humanities Graduate Student Fellowships. These fellowships are intended to support student research in the digital humanities, external training in digital methods and tools, and professionalization in the field. Opportunities you may apply to receive funding for include attendance at training institutes or enrollment in courses outside the University of Miami; presenting at scholarly conferences or symposia on topics related to DH; travel for research in the digital humanities; the development of digital projects in the humanities to support or supplement your dissertation research; or work on one of the ongoing digital projects listed below. Funding is usually intended for use during the summer term.

Preference will be given to students enrolled in or planning to enroll in the Graduate Certificate in the Digital Humanities and/or with demonstrated course or research experience in DH. The Advisory Committee will also prioritize those applying to receive funding for training, professionalization, and/or to forward their own individual or collaborative research. Individual fellowship amounts vary depending on the type of funding requested, but in the past we have provided on average around $1000 to each recipient. Fellows will be asked to submit a brief report of activities after the completion of the fellowship (usually at the beginning of the fall semester).

2023 Call for Applications

To apply, please submit the following to the Digital Humanities Advisory Committee at umdh@miami.edu by Monday, January 30, 2023. Please also include your C-Number and Employee ID in your submission email.

If applying for funding for conferences, travel, training, or other forms of professionalization:

  • A brief narrative describing the relevance of the proposed conference/travel/institute/course to your research and/or professional interests or goals (500 words maximum).
  • An itemized budget.
  • If applicable, evidence of acceptance to institute, symposia, course, or conference.

If applying for funding to develop a digital project to support or supplement your dissertation research:

  • A brief narrative describing the relevance of the proposed project to your research (500 words maximum). In this narrative, you should identify a DH faculty mentor who has agreed to be available to consult with you about your research over the summer. This narrative should also include a signature from your dissertation director or advisor, indicating that they are aware of your plans and that they approve them.
  • An itemized budget. You may use fellowship funds to pay for supplies and technology and/or to pay for your labor. We use the standard rate of $20/hour for labor.

If applying to work on one of the ongoing projects listed below:

  • A brief narrative describing the relevance of the project to your research and/or professional interests or goals and listing any experience you have working on other digital projects or with digital tools or methods (500 words maximum).
  • A statement of availability during the summer term and an estimate of the total number of hours you are able to work. We use the standard rate of $20/hour.

Digital projects seeking research assistance for summer 2023

Mapping Imaginary Miami: Allison Schifani, ams611@miami.edu 

This project is in its nascent stages so students will have the opportunity to contribute significantly to its shape and direction. Using ArcGIS, the project seeks to map creative textual material (novels, poetry, theatrical works, etc.) that unfold in Miami. The purpose of the project is to document and visualize the cultural imaginary of the city. Students working in any language may contribute.

The Cuban Theater Digital Archive: Lillian Manzor, lmanzor@miami.edu 

The Cuban Theater Digital Archive (CTDA) http://ctda.library.miami.edu/ is a resource for research, teaching and learning in Cuban theater and performance as well as in related fields; a community repository for important Cuban theatrical materials; and a forum to foster scholarly communication in this field. The Digital Archive includes materials digitized and filmed in Cuba and outside the island as well as resources and information related to Cuban theater, with a special focus on theater produced by Cuban communities in the United States. It is funded in part by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. It is managed as a digital humanities partnership between the University of Miami College of Arts and Sciences and the Libraries, in cooperation with Cuba's National Council for the Performing Arts and the Center for Scenic Design Studies. Students can work as Assistant Editors during the rest of the spring semester and/or during the summer. We need help in production of social media posts; research, analysis, editing, and authoring of pages on children’s theater, AfroCuban theater, and Latino theater in New York; processing of still and moving images including metadata creation. Students working in any language may contribute.