ACLS Digital Extension Grants Program

ACLS (American Council of Learned Societies) invites applications for the ACLS Digital Extension Grant program in support of digitally based research projects in all disciplines of the humanities and related social sciences.

Completed applications must be submitted no later than 9 p.m. EST, February 2, 2016.

ACLS Digital Extension Grants will support teams of scholars as they enhance existing digital projects in ways that engage new audiences across a range of academic communities and institutions.

To this end, projects supported by these grants may:

  • Extend existing digital projects and resources with content that adds diversity or interdisciplinary reach;
  • Develop new systems of making existing digital resources available to broader audiences and/or scholars from diverse institutions;
  • Foster new team-based work or collaborations that allow scholars from institutions with limited cyberinfrastructure to exploit digital resources
  • Create new forms and sites for scholarly engagement with the digital humanities. Projects that document and recognize participant engagement are strongly encouraged.

ACLS will award up to six Digital Extension Grants in this competition year. Each grant will provide up to $150,000 in funding, which may support a range of project costs, including, where necessary, salary replacement for faculty or staff; software; equipment; travel; or consultant fees. Institutional indirect costs will not be covered. ACLS grants may not support creative works (e.g., novels or films), textbooks, straightforward translations, or purely pedagogical projects.

Click here for more information on eligibility, requirements, and how to submit your application.

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