I. General Information

The Alliance of Digital Humanities Organisations (ADHO) makes bursary awards to early career scholars who have submissions accepted for presentation at the annual Digital Humanities conference. These awards are to encourage new contributions to scholarship in the digital humanities from our diverse global constituency. Paper, poster and panel submissions qualify for consideration, authored or co-authored by an applicant.

II. Terms

The recipients receive a cash award of €350/$525CAD to help defray expenses incurred in attending the conference such as conference registration, airline/train fare, lodging, and meals paid by the recipient. Recipients are encouraged to seek additional funding as the bursaries will usually not cover the full expenses of the conference. Recipients travelling from outside Canada may ask for an additional sum of up to €500/$750CAD to help them cover the higher cost of travel. Certificates are presented at the Conference Banquet, which winners are invited to attend free of charge, as guests of ADHO. The funds will be transferred to the recipient’s bank account after the conference.

It is the responsibility of each bursary winner to write a short text (minimum 150 words) either about her or his research or offering reflections on her or his experiences from the conference. These texts will be used in ADHO’s outreach activities as seen appropriate, with appropriate credit given to the authors.

III. Eligibility

The bursaries are meant for early career scholars presenting at the conference. Any author or co-author of a long or short paper, panel, or poster taking part in the presentation at the conference is eligible if

  1. she or he does not have a PhD or the PhD was awarded less than five years before the opening date of the conference; and
  2. she or he has not presented at the conference more than once before. If two or more co-authors of the same presentation qualify, they may make a joint application and share the award.

Scholars who have already been awarded a bursary are not eligible to reapply. Additionally, adjuncts and other longer-term contingent faculty who otherwise meet the criteria are welcome to apply but must describe the specific economic circumstances under which they are applying for the bursary award in their application.

IV. Selection

Winning applications are chosen by a review panel constituted by the ADHO Standing Committee on Awards, based on 1) the scholarly quality of the applicants’ already accepted submissions to the Digital Humanities conference and the questionnaires they attach to their bursary applications as well as 2) the committee’s intention to choose applications that represent a diverse applicant pool.

The application will be submitted via Conftool no later than 15 March 2020. The panel may also request additional documentation to support the application or prove eligibility, when necessary.

Questions 1 through 13 must all be answered. Guidelines are given to each set of question. If you have any questions about the application process, please write to Micki Kaufman.

  1. Name:
  2. Postal Address:
  3. Email Address:
  4. University:
  5. Request additional funding for intercontinental travel. If yes, state where you will travel from:
  6. Short CV detailing degrees earned or in progress, institutions, and years of graduation. (If the applicant has a PhD, it is important to include the date it was awarded and the name of the awarding institution. There is no need to repeat information here which is included elsewhere in this questionnaire):
  7. Previous presentations at Digital Humanities or ALLC/ACH conferences. Please give year and title of presentations:
  8. Session (choose between long paper, short paper, presentation in panel/3-paper session or poster; both paper and poster submissions are eligible for consideration. A participant in a multi-author submission is eligible for an award if they have contributed substantially to the paper/poster and will take significant part in its presentation):
  9. Title of presentation:
  10. If what you are presenting has multiple authors, explain the different roles of each author:
  11. Membership Status, choose either a, b, or c (Recipients must be members of at least one of the ADHO constituent organisations. Membership may be certified with the membership number. For memberships that include a subscription to the journal DSH (Digital Scholarship in the Humanities). the membership number is the subscription number. Please refer to the ADHO membership FAQ for details. Uncertified membership must be resolved before winners are announced):
    a) Membership #:
    b) Number missing:
    c) Membership in process:
  12. Organisation (choose one or more of EADH (including DHd and AIUCD), ACH, CSDH/SCHN, aaDH, JADH, Humanistica, centerNet, DHASA, TADH, RedHD, etc.):
  13. Please explain why you are applying for the bursary, for example referring to (the lack of) other funding options:

Additional questions

You are under no obligation to answer the additional questions. They are included to help us assess the diversity of the pool of applications.
A. Birth Year:
B. Gender:
C. Nationality:

V. Application procedure

Applications for ADHO bursaries will be open beginning 1 March 2020. The deadline for submitting the ADHO bursary application is 15 March 2020 via Conftool. Applicants will be notified of acceptance by 15 April 2020 at the latest.

The following procedure will be available from 1 March- 15 March 2020.

  1. Select “Your Submissions” from the menu.
  2. Select “ADHO Bursary Application” from the bottom of the page.
  3. You will be asked to submit a contribution. Please fill in “ADHO Bursary Application” as “Title of Contribution.” You may leave a remark to the chair. Click “Proceed.”
  4. Upload up your completed Questionnaire (answers to the questions 1–16 above in .doc, .docx or .odt format) as “1st file” and your Accepted Submission as “2nd file.”
  5. When done, check the “Yes, finalize this submission now” box.
  6. Click “Upload File(s) and Complete Submission” at the bottom of the page.If you have any questions concerning this procedure, or need any kind of assistance to submit a proposal, please send an email to Micki Kaufman.