Full-time faculty members encouraged to apply for Freedman Fellows Program

The Freedman Fellows Program is accepting applications from full-time Case Western Reserve University faculty members for the 2023-24 academic year. Faculty Freedman Fellowships support the planning and development of digital scholarship projects and instruction. Applicants may request funding amounts up to $15,000. Awarded amounts may vary depending on the scope of the project and the number of applicants.

Applications are due by July 10. All potential applicants are strongly encouraged to schedule a consultation with members of the Digital Scholarship Team before submitting an application. To schedule a consultation, contact freedmancenter@case.edu.

Complete the Freedman Fellows Program application.

About the fellowships

The 2022-23 Freedman Faculty and Student Fellows recently presented progress and results on their digital scholarship projects at the 2023 Annual Freedman Fellows Forum on April 28.

The Department of Psychology’s Anastasia Dimitropoulos worked with Jared Bendis, creative new media officer, to create a web-based platform to train a variety of play facilitators to administer the PRETEND Program intervention, giving more families and clinicians access to one of the very few behavioral interventions for children with Prader-Willi Syndrome.

The Department of Music’s George Blake showcased Akron’s Howard Street Jazz history through ArcGIS mapping, providing valuable historical context and highlighting the impact of significant urban renewal in the area.

The Department of History’s Einav Rabinovich-Fox marked the 100th anniversary of the introduction of the Equal Rights Amendment to Congress by designing a course that enabled students to curate an online exhibit and gain valuable curatorial and digital skills in the form of long-term scholarship.

The Department of Theater’s Kevin Inouye’s work using motion and performance capture enabled students to perform live, paired scene work using digital character avatars in a virtual environment.

To see more of the faculty and student projects, view the recording on CWRU’s YouTube channel.

See additional examples of past projects.

The Freedman Fellows Program, administered and supported by the digital scholarship team at Kelvin Smith Library, has provided more than $220,000 in targeted funding to advance digital scholarship research, teaching and learning at Case Western Reserve University. In addition to financial support, awardees also receive year-long project guidance and technical help from experts with the digital scholarship and research and engagement services teams at the library.

The Freedman Fellows Program is generously funded by the Freedman Fellows Endowment, established by Samuel B. and Marian K. Freedman, and supported by the Kelvin Smith Library, the Lillian and Milford Harris Library, the Cleveland Health Sciences Library, and the Judge Ben C. Green Law Library.