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Digital Humanities Summer Institute

Now accepting applications from graduate students for grants to attend the Digital Humanities Summer Institute (DHSI) in Victoria, BC, Canada. The deadline for applications is October 18, 2019 at 5 pm.

The Institute for the Humanities will provide funding for up to four humanities graduate students to attend the DHSI from June 1-5 or June 8-12, 2020 at the University of Victoria, Canada. Participants may choose to attend one or two weeks of the Institute. Each week will include skills training workshops as well as a selection of colloquia, “unconferences,” panels, and institute lectures.

The list of this year's courses, as well as other information about the program, can be found at year's course offerings include topics such as race, social justice and the digital humanities, sound and the humanities, fundamentals of text encoding, video poem as pedagogy, queer digital humanities and intro to computation for literary studies,  among others.

Grants will cover the registration fee for one week and provide $500 in reimbursement towards travel. These grants require matching support from the applicant’s home department. We anticipate awarding four grants for summer 2020. Grant awards will be based on the plan of study, including the statement of interest and rationale for participation.

Please note: DHSI is also offering a number of individual scholarships for the Summer Institute. These scholarships are open to all, and cover course costs with the exception of a small, non-refundable administration fee (students $150, non-students $300). For more information about this opportunity, please visit their website. DHSI scholarship applications must be submitted prior to registration.


Students enrolled in doctoral programs in LSA humanities departments at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor campus, are invited to apply.

Criteria for funding include: relevance of the course offerings to the applicant’s dissertation or collaborative project, need for (further) training pursuant to research for that dissertation or related project, and the applicant’s status in their graduate program. Students who have not received an Institute for the Humanities DHSI grant will have priority over those who have.

How & When to Apply

To apply, submit this form online. The form asks you to indicate a course you would like to attend and a rationale for your participation at the DHSI. Direct any questions to

The deadline for applications is October 18, 2019 at 5 pm. DHSI early registration ends March 31, 2020.