Who should apply
This cohort program is open to teams of faculty and staff from AMICAL member institutions.
Essential eligibility conditions
- Applicants must be faculty or staff from an AMICAL member institution.
- To be eligible for financial support (airfare and accommodations), the institution must be a Full or Affiliate AMICAL member. Network members accepted for the cohort will benefit from participation in cohort activities but will not receive direct financial support (e.g. for airfare and accommodations).
- Applications will be open at first only to teams of 2-3 colleagues, including at least one teaching faculty member + at least one librarian, archivist or technologist. Individuals may apply only after the team-priority application period, if AMICAL announces that space is available for individual applications.
- Only those applications endorsed and submitted by their provost or dean will be considered.
- No more than 4 individuals from any one institution may be included in the applications submitted.
Members with projects related to DHI-B courses
We are looking in particular for teams that have formed around a project that would clearly be served by the team’s participation in DHI-B (see Cohort-focused elements of DHI-B for aspects of the event specifically aimed at the expected cohort). Each team should have a goal either to develop a curriculum-related digital humanities project, or to develop a digital humanities-related initiative of broad impact – ideally institution-wide, but at least extending beyond a single course.
The project or initiative should be related to the digital liberal arts and anchored in some way in local teaching and learning, involving a partnership of local faculty and staff. The following is a non-exhaustive list of some examples of types of projects that could be proposed:
- a course incorporating a digital humanities method/approach/project
- a campus-wide digital humanities faculty or staff development initiative
- an institution-level or departmental-level initiative for integrating digital humanities into the curriculum
- a library-based digital humanities project/resource/service
- an exploratory planning process for local support of digital humanities at your institution
Priority on teams
Teams applying for the cohort will be given priority. If space permits, individuals working on initiatives of broad impact may also be able to apply. See How to apply for more information.
Projects or initiatives should involve a final outcome, or a measurable/reportable intermediate outcome, that can be shared in some way with the cohort, online or in some form of documentation, by December 2019. AMICAL support for projects that develop further after the cohort may be possible through the channels described under post-cohort opportunities.
Profiles of team members
In the interest of broad and sustained impact, the following profiles are particularly encouraged to form a team and apply:
- academic leaders (provosts, deans, heads of departments or programs)
- librarians in a position to continue, and potentially expand the scope of, their digital humanities work (as an individual librarian, or as a library program/service/resource)
- heads of faculty development or instructional design/technology
Teams composed of other profiles are welcome to apply as well, so long as the other criteria on this page are met.
Special note for last year’s DHSI 2018 cohort
If you participated in last year’s AMICAL cohort to DHSI 2018, you are welcome and encouraged to apply again for this new cohort to DHI-B. If you intend to apply, you should first submit the final report on your DHSI 2018 cohort project (you will have received instructions for this). Your DHI-B 2019 cohort application should also make clear that:
- either you are working on a project that is different from the one you worked in in the DHSI 2018 cohort,
- or you are working on a fundamentally different stage of your earlier project, requiring a different kind or level of training (in this case, your application will depend in part on how well your final report from the 2018 cohort demonstrates that you were able to reach adequate closure on the previous stage)