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Date: Sat, 14 Jun 2008 14:27:53 +0100
From: "Humanist Discussion Group \(by way of Willard McCarty              <>\)" <willard-AT-LISTS.VILLAGE.VIRGINIA.EDU>
Subject: 22.068 NEH & DFG joint grant programmes
To: <humanist-AT-Princeton.EDU>

                Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 22, No. 68.
       Centre for Computing in the Humanities, King's College London
                     Submit to:

         Date: Sat, 14 Jun 2008 14:26:34 +0100
         From: Willard McCarty <>
         Subject: NEH & DFG joint grant programmes

From: Rhody, Jason
Date: Fri, 13 Jun 2008 12:50:56 -0400

We are happy to announce that the NEH and the DFG=20
will be offering two new joint grant programs.=20
The guidelines will be available shortly, but in=20
the meantime, for more information please see the NEH/DFG release below:

DFG and NEH to Offer Two Grant Programs in the Digital Humanities

The German Research Foundation (Deutsche=20
Forschungsgemeinschaft e.V., DFG) in Germany and=20
the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH)=20
in the United States recently signed a memorandum=20
of understanding to offer support for digital=20
humanities projects.  Under this agreement, the=20
NEH and DFG hope to encourage American and German=20
researchers to collaborate on innovative digital=20
humanities projects.   DFG and NEH are currently=20
developing two Bilateral Digital Humanities Grant=20
Programs, which will have deadlines in early autumn 2008:

DFG/NEH Bilateral Digital Humanities Program:=20
2008 Call for Bilateral Symposia and Workshops
These grants provide funding for one bilateral=20
symposium or workshop (or a series of two=20
bilateral symposia or workshops taking place=20
within the duration of one year) in the area of=20
digital humanities.  The goal of this call is to=20
promote stronger bilateral cooperation between=20
the digital humanities communities in the two=20
countries (Germany and the United States) by=20
initiating or intensifying contact between scholars in one particular field.

Proposals for Bilateral Symposia or Workshops can=20
focus on any area of the digital humanities, including:

* capacity building or networking workshops=20
preparing for future more intensified bilateral=20
collaboration based around a single theme,=20
technology, media form or humanities discipline;

* comparing the needs of researchers in both the=20
U.S. and Germany and their uses of digitized resources; and

* exploring possible and existing use of=20
information technology in the humanities in both communities.

DFG/NEH Bilateral Digital Humanities Program:=20
2008 Call for Joint Digitization Projects
These grants provide funding for up to three=20
years of development in any of the following=20
areas: new digitization projects and pilot=20
projects; the addition of important materials to=20
existing digitization projects; and the=20
development of related infrastructure to support=20
international digitization work and the use of digital resources.

Proposals for digitization projects might include:

* digitizing humanities collections that are=20
relevant to either or both scholarly communities=20
for use in research and higher education,

* developing a detailed plan for the digitization=20
of humanities collections that could benefit=20
humanities research and performing a limited=20
pilot digitization program to test shared infrastructure and procedures,

* connecting existing split digitized collections=20
and detailing suitable transatlantic standards=20
and interoperability strategies, and

* creating a virtual archive or resource that=20
would join complementary materials (analog or digital) internationally.

Collaboration between U.S. and German partners is=20
a key requirement for each of these grant=20
categories.  Each application must have one=20
German partner, and one U.S. partner, and there=20
must be a project coordinator from each country.=20
The partners will collaborate to write a single=20
application package, which the U.S. partner will=20
submit to the NEH and the German partner will submit to the DFG.

For Additional Information:
Additional information on the call for proposals,=20
the formal proposal requirements, and the review=20
process will be available on the NEH and DFG=20
websites in the near future at the following web addresses: and

Contacts at the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft  (DFG):

for Call for Joint Digitization Projects
Dr. Max V=F6gler
Scientific Library Services and Information=20
Systems (Wissenschaftliche Literaturversorgungs-=20
und Informationssysteme LIS) /
Humanities and Social Sciences Division
Tel. +49 (228) 885-2182

for Call for Bilateral Symposia and Workshops
Dr. Aglaja Frodl
International Relations: North America (USA, Canada)
Tel. +49 (228) 885-2388

Contact at the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH):

Jason Rhody
Senior Program Officer
Office of Digital Humanities
Tel. +1 (202) 606-8364

Jason Rhody
Senior Program Officer
National Endowment for the Humanities
Office of Digital Humanities

Willard McCarty | Professor of Humanities=20
Computing | Centre for Computing in the=20
Humanities | King's College London |=20 Et sic in infinitum (Fludd 1617, p.  26).=20


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