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David Chesnutt Graduate Student Travel Fellowship

The Center for Digital Humanities is pleased to announce that limited funding for USC graduate or undergraduate students working in Digital Humanities will henceforth be available, made possible through the generosity of the the David R. Chesnutt Memorial Fund.

Call For Applications

Funding must be tied to travel, either to present a paper at an important academic conference or for a short research trip.

The Center expects to be able to award between $500-1000 per year to applicants, on a competitive rolling basis.

Applicants should submit the following to the Center, ℅ the interim director, Dr. Simmons:

– a one-page letter of application explaining the significance of the travel to their graduate studies; this letter should also explain how the student’s project involves Digital Humanities.

– a copy of the conference paper proposal, abstract, or paper itself - or in the case of a research trip, an explanation of the significance of the materials at the archive for the student’s studies.

– an up-to-date CV

Student applicants should also ask their graduate advisors to send a short email of recommendation on their behalf to the Center, also ℅ Dr. Simmons.

Applications should be submitted with as much lead time prior to the planned trip as possible, ideally 3-6 months. Depending on the number of applications, we expect to select applications for funding on two or three occasions each year.


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