We are pleased to announce our first cross-institutional NYC-DH digital humanities graduate student contest. We invite all graduate students in the city of New York to apply. First prize winner(s) will receive a cash prize of $1000. Two runner up positions will receive $500 each. All three winning proposals will have the opportunity to receive support from one or more of the many centers affiliated to NYC-DH. Winners will also receive exposure on our site and through our social media outlets.
Project proposals can be submitted by individuals or teams. In the case a team wins, the prize is to be divided among the team members equally. We are accepting proposals for projects in early or mid stages of development. Proposals will be judged by a board selected from the NYC-DH executive committee. The winners will be chosen based on their intellectual contribution, innovative use of technology, and the clarity of their work plan. Although we encourage projects that use resources or materials housed at one of our participating institutions or projects whose theme is NYC, this is not required.
Projects may include:
- Digital Mapping
- Digital Archive or Exhibit
- A Digital Edition
- Textual, network, audio or visual analysis
- Publishing experiments
- 3D technology
- A longform, media-rich narrative/argument
- Maker project
- Surprise us!
As the deadline approaches we will offer a workshop for students interested in receiving advice on their proposals. We will post an announcement on this page when we have fixed dates for the proposal. The contest is designed in part to help you practice the sorts of project proposals that are part and parcel of the digital humanities.
Final proposals should be sent via email to firstname.lastname@example.org in PDF format by August 1. The subject line should read: NYC-DH Graduate Student Contest. Any questions you have about the contest should also be addressed to that email handler.
Proposals must include:
- The name of the project leader
- The name of team members (if appropriate)
- Short bio(s)
- A brief summary of the project [max words: 200]
- A detailed description of the project [max words: 1000]
- The scope or requirements of the project [max words: 500]
- A realistic plan for execution: including a description of the labor, digital skills, funds and other resources involved. This does not mean necessarily that you have access to the resources you need, just that you are aware of what they are. [max words: 500]
August 1, 2014