Graduate Fellowship in Digital Humanities

The Scholars’ Lab is proud to host a prestigious fellowship program for ABD graduate students doing significant and innovative work in the digital humanities at the University of Virginia.

Supported by the Jeffrey C. Walker Library Fund for Technology in the Humanities, the Matthew & Nancy Walker Library Fund, and a challenge grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities, the Graduate Fellowship in DH is designed to advance the humanities and provide emerging digital scholars with an opportunity for growth.

In collaboration with other Library departments, the Scholars’ Lab offers Grad Fellows consulting services and assistance with the creation and analysis of digital content, as well as advice on intellectual property issues and best practices in digital scholarship and DH software development. Fellows join our vibrant community, have a voice in intellectual programming for the Scholars’ Lab, make use of a dedicated grad lounge, and participate in one formal colloquium at the Library per semester.

Fellows receive $8,000 the summer they begin their 12-month fellowship year. Occasional “digital scholarship awards” in a lesser amount may be awarded to worthy projects at the discretion of the committee.  See past fellowship winners here.

A call for applicants for the 2014-15 fellowship year went out in February. Applications are due March 10th. Please send your application materials directly to Purdom Lindblad.


  • Applicants must be ABD, having completed all course requirements and been admitted to candidacy for the doctorate in the humanities, social sciences or the arts at the University of Virginia.
  • Applicants must be enrolled full time in the year for which they are applying.
  • A faculty advisor must review and approve the scholarly content of the proposal.

How to Apply

A complete application package will include the following materials:

  • a cover letter, addressed to the selection committee;
  • a Graduate Fellowship Application Form (after saving to a local directory, you can complete the form and save your changes);
  • a dissertation abstract including a summary of the applicant’s plan for use of digital technologies in his or her dissertation research and a description of UVa library digital resources (content or expertise) that are relevant to the proposed project;
  • and letters of nomination and support, at least one being from the applicant’s dissertation director.

Questions about the application process and fellowship should be directed to: