Indiana University is pleased to announce the 2020-2021 Indiana University Institute for Digital Arts and Humanities Faculty Fellowship Program. The objective of this program is to help Indiana University faculty members complete an interdisciplinary arts and/or humanities scholarly investigation or creative activity with a significant digital component in pursuit of tenure and/or promotion.
IDAH Faculty Fellowships are designed to a) promote cross-disciplinary and cross-functional campus collaborations, b) provide dedicated consultation for digital project development, and c) bridge funding gaps for faculty seeking promotion on the basis of a digital-arts or digital-humanities portfolio by providing flexible funding that addresses the significant invisible labor that faculty often face when pursuing digital projects. Course-release requests are preferred (up to 2 per fellow), but we will also accept proposals up to $11,000 for justified hourly funding to supplement fundamental work that is necessary for digital arts and humanities work but often goes unfunded because of their routine yet necessary nature (e.g. transcription, cleaning/normalization of data/metadata, image processing). In the latter case, the application should clearly demonstrate: 1) that these tasks support the completion of a project, not its inception; and 2) that the product of these tasks will contribute a resource to teaching and/or research in the field.
Applications will be ranked based on 1) value of contribution to the field in general and on innovative use of digital methods in that contribution; and 2) on feasibility of completion within one year of funding and/or for projects where IDAH Faculty Fellowship provides additional funding to supplement outside grants will be prioritized. All else being equal, applications will be ranked by applicant's proximity to promotion to full faculty first, to associate faculty second, and finally to NTT promotion. In rare cases, IDAH will consider unique proposals that do not fit the course-release or hourly-support model.