Faculty: Submit proposals for Freedman Fellows Program support by April 8

All full-time Case Western Reserve University faculty members with scholarly projects that employ digital tools to generate, analyze or disseminate original research are encouraged to submit proposals for the 2016 Freedman Fellows Program. The Freedman Center for Digital Scholarship will accept proposals through April 8.

The aim of the program is to support the integration of new research methodologies and digital tools in faculty scholarship to enhance understanding, examine questions in new ways, broaden perspectives and fundamentally redefine how research is conducted and disseminated.

The funding model is flexible, providing a pool of funds to support projects of varying sizes with varying needs.

Proposed requests can range from $1,000 to a maximum of $15,000, but the use of funds is limited to supporting the expenses related to the development of innovative projects, such as:

  • Student labor costs (digitization, data entry, programming, web design, etc.)
  • External consultants (excludes travel/lodging for face-to-face meetings)
  • Domain registration and hosting fees
  • Specialized software
  • Training

The Freedman Fellows Program began in 2005 with funding from the College of Arts and Sciences, the Kelvin Smith Library and the Freedman Fellows Endowment established by Marian K. and Samuel B. Freedman.

For more information on the program and how to submit a proposal, visit library.case.edu/ksl/freedmancenter/digitalscholarship/fellows/2016/.