CALL FOR APPLICANTS: DIGITAL LITERACY GRADUATE FELLOWSHIPS

The Carolina Digital Humanities Initiative is partnering with the Center for Faculty Excellence, the University Writing Program, Information Technology Services, and the University Libraries to solicit proposals for Digital Literacy Fellowships. These Fellowships will support graduate students wishing to expand their professional profiles through developing educational materials and programming to promote digital literacy. Two types of Fellowships will be awarded:

1. Digital Literacy Curricular Development Fellowships

Description: These awards provide $500 in funding to graduate students wishing to integrate digital literacy activities into their teaching. These activities might range from assignments that further data literacy among students to activities that engage the public through digital means to projects that feature multimedia composing.

Expectations: Recipients will plan, conduct, and capture the results of a significant digital assignment. Recipients will deliver lesson plans and an assignment prompt; collections of resources to support the assignment; samples of student work representing the results of the assignment (instructors will identify samples and coordinate the public sharing of projects with willing students); and a narrative about the assignment and resulting projects. Recipients will deliver these materials no later than May 19th, 2017.

2. Digital Literacy Initiative Fellowships

Description: These awards provide up to $5,000 for graduate students wishing to study and implement digital literacy initiatives on college campuses. Fellows will work closely with faculty and administrators to identify strategic directions and develop programmatic approaches for promoting digital literacy.

Expectations: Fellows will work up to ten hours per week in the Digital Innovation Lab, receiving funding at $20.00 per hour to accrue up to $5,000 during the course of their Fellowship. Fellows will conduct research into best practices for deploying digital literacy in curricula; consult with faculty developing digital literacy assignments; assist with the development of assessment models for digital literacy programs; and develop and curate pedagogical materials that help instructors and students become active producers of digital knowledge. The Fellowship period will run from the spring through fall semesters of 2017.

APPLYING

Submit a statement of interest and a current CV to Malina Chavez (malina@unc.edu) with a copy to Daniel Anderson (iamdan@unc.edu) no later than 11:59PM on January 5th, 2017. The statement of interest should be no more than two single-spaced pages and indicate the type of Fellowship sought. All applications can include relevant experience with digital literacy tools and methods in the workplace or classroom and evidence of innovation in developing and deploying classroom assignments.

Applications for Digital Literacy Curricular Development Fellowships should include plans for potential assignments and support materials to be developed.

Applications for Digital Literacy Initiative Fellowships should include relevant experience in administration or management of academic projects and plans for any programmatic initiatives that might be pursued as a Fellow.

For questions related to the proposal process, contact Daniel Anderson (iamdan@unc.edu).