Newberry Open Data Grant

Newberry Open Data Grant:
French Pamphlets

About the Grant

To help support innovative scholarship using digital technologies, the Newberry Library invites proposals for projects incorporating open-access full-text data files from its French Revolution Pamphlets Digital Initiatives website:

The winning applicant for the Newberry Open Data Grant will receive $1,000 to aid in the development of their digital project. Applicants should seek to apply technologies such as digital mapping, text mining, and data visualization to reveal trends, support arguments, or tell stories via open data.

About the Collection

The Newberry’s French Revolution materials are among the most comprehensive in the world. Both ephemeral and enduring, the French pamphlet collections enrich the study of French and European history, as well as the impact in the U.S. and elsewhere, shedding light on debates about the concept of revolution and the meaning of citizenship. The materials support numerous fields of literary and historical study including legal, social, and cultural history and the history of printing and publication.

Thanks to grant support from Council on Library and Information Resources (CLIR) and The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, the Newberry has digitized its full collection of more than 35,000 pamphlets totaling approximately 850,000 pages. Visit the Newberry's French Revolution Pamphlets Digital Initiatives website for more information:


Application Procedure

A completed application should include:Applications must be received by November 15, 2017.
Submission form:


The Newberry accepts Open Data Grant applications from students, instructors, scholars, librarians, data science professionals, and the general public, whether they have an institutional affiliation or not.

Terms and Conditions

Please contact the Newberry's Digital Initiatives and Services department with questions:

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