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.

Award

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 (leadley@uw.edu), and Denise Hattwig, Head of Digital Scholarship (dhattwig@uw.edu)

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!