Anti-Racist Digital Research Institute
The Anti-Racist Digital Research Institute is a mini-grant program and week-long institute to help up to 6 scholars or teams take an idea for a project and develop a proposal and project plan.
Project ideas can take a broad range of forms, from collecting community interviews to providing access to data in interesting ways, such as digital maps or collections. Scholars with collaborative, multi-generational, or community-centered research ideas are highly encouraged to apply.
The institute will take place May 6-10, 2024 on the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor campus.
Awardees will gain a deeper understanding of anti-racist digital research methods and develop a learning community of anti-racist digital researchers and practitioners. Throughout the institute week, you’ll work with peers and digital scholarship technical and methodology experts to develop an ethical, sustainable, and justice-oriented digital project proposal and plan.
This program provides:
- $5,000 in project funds to be awarded upon completion of the week-long institute
- Shared knowledge and understanding of anti-racist digital research methods
- Support for the conceptualization and development of a proposal and/or project plan that can be used solicit funding for the next stage of the project
- Access to library and technical expertise for planning project requirements
- A learning community of peers and scholars who have successfully completed digital scholarship projects
- Community-building and other opportunities through NCID’s Anti-Racism Collaborative
- Affiliation with U-M centers and institutes that align with your project
The initiative is a combined effort of the U-M Library, LSA Technology Services, and National Center for Institutional Diversity’s Anti-Racism Collaborative.
Who is eligible
The institute is open to faculty (tenure track, clinical faculty, lecturers, librarians, archivists, and curators), graduate students, post-doctoral researchers, and staff from any U-M campus in the fields of humanities, arts, and the humanistic social sciences.
Submissions are open from November 6 through December 22, 2023.
Visit how to apply for information about submitting a project proposal, and how we’ll evaluate them. Announcements are planned for late January to early February.
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