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Freedman Fellows Program information session

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 2017 Freedman Fellows Program. Proposals will be accepted through April 27. Additionally, the Freedman Center for Digital Scholarship at Kelvin Smith Library will host an informational lunch session for potential applicants Tuesday, March 21, at noon.

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 up to $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; and
  • Training.

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

For more information on the program and how to submit a proposal, visit: