Digital Scholarship Faculty Fellows: Call for Applications 2021-2022

The UW Bothell/Cascadia College Library is pleased to announce a new Library-sponsored opportunity for UW Bothell faculty, the Digital Scholarship Faculty Fellows grant. The Library seeks to support 1-2 UW Bothell faculty in developing a digital scholarship project over the course of the 2021-2022 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 November 30, 2021.


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, Presbooks, Omeka, Manifold Publishing, 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, 2022
  • Develop a project that is fully Open and follows accessibility best practices
  • Work with the Library Administer 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 use the following guiding questions:

  • Is this project compatible with Library platforms and services?
  • Will this project be fully Open and accessible?
  • Does this project contribute to campus, library, and digital scholarship priorities and values of social justice, equity, diversity, and inclusion?
  • Does the application include a budget?

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?
  • Include a tentative budget.

Send the one-page document and budget via email to Sarah Leadley, Associate Dean and Library Director (, and Denise Hattwig, Head of Digital Scholarship (

Please contact Denise Hattwig, Head of Digital Scholarship, or Sarah Leadley, Associate Dean and Director, with any questions. We look forward to hearing from you!