Digital Scholarship Faculty Fellows: Call for Applications 2023-2024

The UW Bothell/Cascadia College Library is pleased to announce ​a call for applications for the Digital Scholarship Faculty Fellows grant, a Library-sponsored opportunity for UW Bothell faculty. The Library seeks to support 1-2 UW Bothell faculty in developing a digital scholarship project over the course of the 2023-2024 academic year. Faculty Fellows will receive a $5000 stipend and support from the Library’s Head of Digital Scholarship and Library staff. Applications are due October 20, 2023. Please read about 2021-2023 Digital Scholarship Faculty Fellows’ projects on our DS@UWB blog


The award for Digital Scholarship Faculty Fellows includes the following: 

  • $5000 stipend to be used to fund your own research and development time, paid undergraduate student assistance, supplies, or other pre-approved costs  
  • Library support, including: 
    • Project hosting in any of the UW Libraries’ DS Hosting tools and platforms, including WordPress, Pressbooks, Omeka, etc. 
    • Digital scholarship consulting services, including project planning, choosing tools and platforms, copyright, metadata, open pedagogy assignment design, digital archives, open publishing, web accessibility, etc. 
    • Staff technical support with UW Libraries’ DS Hosting tools and platforms 
    • Teaching partnerships, if relevant  
    • Project publicity and impact 
    • Budget support from the Library Administrator 

Requirements for Fellows

 Digital Scholarship Faculty Fellows are expected to: 

  • Develop a DS project using the UW Libraries’ DS tools and platforms, with a shareable result by June 1, 2024 
  • Develop a project that is fully Open and follows accessibility best practices 
  • Work with your department’s Administrator in purchasing and making arrangements for payment of student payroll. All applicable UW purchasing and employment policies and procedures must be followed 
  • Contribute a blog post about the project to the Library’s DS@UWB blog 
  • Participate in occasional UW Libraries events, assessments, or publicity/outreach efforts 

Selection Criteria

In choosing Digital Scholarship Faculty Fellows, the Library will prioritize project proposals that meet the following criteria: 

  • Project will use Library platforms and services 
  • Project will be fully Open and accessible 
  • Project will contribute to campus, library, and digital scholarship priorities and values of social justice, equity, diversity, and inclusion
  • Application includes a budget 
  • Funds will be used to support undergraduate researcher(s) working on the project with faculty 

How to Apply

 In a one-page document, please address the following: 

  • What is your vision for this project?
  • How does this project align with Digital Scholarship Priorities and Values, based on UW Bothell’s and the Library’s social justice equity, diversity, and inclusion priorities and values?
  • What types of support do you anticipate you will need from the Library?
  • Will you have collaborators or partners?
  • Will there be an open pedagogy component to your work?
  • Will you be including undergraduate researcher(s) in your project?
  • Include a tentative budget.

Send the one-page document and budget via email to Richard Lewis, Associate Dean of UW Bothell and Cascadia College Library (, and Denise Hattwig, Head of Digital Scholarship ( Please contact Denise Hattwig, Head of Digital Scholarship, with any specific questions. We look forward to hearing from you! 


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