About the GrantTo 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
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 ProcedureA completed application should include:
- an overview of the project, including its significance; its value to scholars, the general public, or both; and the planned use of digital technologies [up to 750 words]
- a summary of the applicant's experience with digital projects [up to 250 words]
- CV or resume
Submission form: goo.gl/oN7mv6
EligibilityThe 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
- Submissions will be judged on the following criteria: (1) humanities content, including the project's significance and its value to humanities scholars, general audiences, or both; (2) planned use of open data, particularly the extent, impact, and effectiveness of its incorporation in the project; and (3) the feasibility of the project's success, including completion, dissemination, access, and sustainability plans.
- The awardee will be notified and the grant will be announced by January 8, 2018.
- The awardee will submit a brief report summarizing progress on their digital project by January 8, 2019. Awardees must acknowledge support from the Newberry Library in the final product and/or any publication drawing on the grant-related research.
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