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CALL FOR PROPOSALS: DATA STUDIES COURSE DEVELOPMENT GRANTS FOR UNDERGRADUATE ARTS AND HUMANITIES COURSES

The Carolina Digital Humanities Initiative (CDHI) is soliciting proposals for course development grants to support the integration of data studies into arts and humanities teaching at the undergraduate level. Work with data promises to transform the ways we engage and create knowledge. From collection to curation to analysis, scholars are developing new methodologies for working with data. Integrating data in arts and humanities activities also raises a host of questions concerning categorization, argumentation, and ethics—to name a few. And data create new possibilities for furthering interpretive and creative work. These grants seek to promote the integration of data-related methodologies into teaching and the exploration of these intellectual concerns in undergraduate arts and humanities courses.

Awards will consist of a $5,000 summer stipend. Note that stipends are subject to reductions related to university benefits, taxes, etc. Applicants may request up to an additional $1,000 for professional development pertaining to creating the course. Applicants should include a budget detailing how any requested professional development funds will be used (e.g., for specific workshops or training).

CDHI Curricular grants might be used to:
• Develop a course focused on teaching data-studies tools and methods as they relate to the arts and humanities
• Integrate data-related undergraduate research into a course
• Revise an existing undergraduate arts and humanities course so that it features data-studies tools and methods applied to its subject and materials
• Develop a course that explores the creative potentials of data-related activities—e.g., through visual, aural, or performative modes
• Create a course that engages the intellectual questions evoked by data in the arts and humanities—political, social, cultural, scholarly, etc.

ELIGIBILITY
All tenure track and fixed term faculty at the University who regularly teach undergraduate level courses may apply.

EXPECTATIONS
Award recipients agree to
• Create a new or revise an existing course appropriate for students in the arts and humanities
• Consult with the CDHI Curriculum Committee and Director regarding the development of the course
• Deliver a report to the CDHI Curriculum Committee detailing the course development activities, the disbursement of funds, and the outcomes of the grant-supported efforts during the grant cycle
• Obtain Chair’s approval and agree to offer the course at least three times in the five years following the receipt of the funds, starting with the 2016-17 academic year

APPLYING
Submit a current cv and proposal of no more than two pages to Malina Chavez (malina@unc.edu) with a copy sent to (iamdan@unc.edu) no later than 11:59 PM on January 15th, 2015. For questions related to the proposal process, contact Daniel Anderson (iamdan@unc.edu).

Learn more about the past recipients here.