How to Apply

Submissions are open November 6, 2023 through December 22, 2023. 

The intent of the grant and institute are to support early-stage digital scholarship projects with a focus on anti-racist praxis. Your project does not need to be fully conceptualized to apply.

Please provide as much detail in the application as possible. Competitive proposals will have compelling arguments for the use of digital scholarly approaches to advance the work of anti-racism, anti-colonialism, and social justice.

View details and apply online via Submittable

If you have questions about the program, the application, or if your project would be eligible for the grant, please don’t hesitate to contact us at

How proposals are evaluated 

A team of representatives from the U-M Library, LSA Technology Services, and the NCID Anti-Racism Collaborative will evaluate submitted proposals. We take a values-oriented approach to supporting researchers, and will be guided by our digital scholarship principles in the selection and support of accepted projects. 

Among others, we seek proposals that align with our values of:

  • Advancing anti-racism, anti-colonialism, and social justice in the humanities, arts, and humanistic social sciences
  • Respecting and paying people for their time and expertise
  • Transparency in research methods and findings
  • Consent and community accountability in research methods
  • Care of artifacts, data, and people 

Proposals will also be evaluated based on the caliber of research and analysis, contribution to the proposed field, clarity of writing, and attention to accessibility and community care.