The Ph.D. Program in History

at the Graduate Center of the City University of New York


NYCDH Graduate Student Project Award: Call for Proposals

We are pleased to announce our fifth annual cross-institutional NYCDH Digital Humanities Graduate Student Project Award. We invite all graduate students attending an institution in New York City and the metropolitan area to apply by Monday, April 30, 2018. 

The first prize winner will receive a cash prize of $1000. Two runner-up positions will receive $500 each. All three winning proposals will have the opportunity to receive support from one or more of the many centers affiliated with NYCDH. Winners will also receive exposure on and associated social media outlets and present their work at our annual NYC DH Week Kickoff Meeting.

Project proposals can be submitted by individuals or teams. We are accepting proposals for projects in early or mid stages of development.

Projects may include:

  • Digital Mapping
  • Digital Archive or Exhibit
  • A Digital Edition
  • Textual, network, audio or visual analysis
  • Publishing experiments
  • 3D technology
  • A longform, media-rich narrative/argument
  • e-lit
  • Games
  • Maker project
  • Surprise us!

Proposals must include:

  • The name of the project leader
  • The name of team members (if appropriate)
  • Short bio(s)
  • A brief abstract of the project [max words: 200]
  • A detailed description of the project (including how it engages with issues of digital methods, culture, or theory) [max words: 1000]
  • A timeline for the project work, and
  • A transparent, itemized explanation of your funding requirements, including a description of the labor, digital skills, funds and other resources involved. This does not mean necessarily that you have access to the resources you need, just that you are aware of what they are. For group projects, please explain how funds will be divided among the team members. [max words: 500]

Submit proposals by email to with the subject heading: NYCDH Grad Student Award Proposal 2018.

Proposals will be judged by an awards committee selected from members of the NYCDH Steering Committee, and projects will be chosen based on their intellectual contribution, innovative use of technology, and the clarity of their work plan.

We encourage prospective applicants to contact the awards committee to talk about your proposal before you submit. To set up an appointment, send us an email at

For help in preparing your application, you may which to refer to past awards. Information about previous awards from 201420152016, and 2017.

Deadline: Monday, April 30, 2018 at 11:59 PM

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