Fund Your Work/Training

There are a number of options at CUNY and externally for securing funding for digital projects, training, and resources. Based on the needs of your project, you might obtain funds to build or host the work, purchase relevant tech, hire additional help–such as a programmer or designer, or even to attend a class or institute.

  • Provost’s Digital Innovation Grants (PDIG) are GCDI-funded training, start-up, and implementation grants. The site also hosts listings of previous award winners and their project summaries to offer a sense of what has been previously funded.
  • New Media Lab Awards are for lab members, and include stipends, project, and dissertation grants
  • The GC’s Publics Lab offers a number of grants that would benefit those working on public focused endeavors
  • For those affiliated with institutions in the Greater NYC area, the annual NYCDH Student Award is for prototypes, in progress, and completed digital work
  • NEH Office of Digital Humanities Grants are available for projects that have a faculty member who could serve as the grant PI. (For an example of a GC alum who received this grant for their dissertation work, read about Erin Rose Glass’ NEH funded #SocialDiss/Social Paper project as a chapter in an edited collection or check out the whole project on her website)
  • Many archival institutions fund small DH projects that utilize their holdings. For those interested in archives, internal funding options include, for example, the Lost and Found Archive research grants and CLAGS: The Center for LGBTQ Studies awards. For external archives, consider what institutions hold content in your area. See, for example, the Digital Humanities Fellowship at the American Philosophical Society or the Digital Collections Fellowship at Omohundro Institute