Students: Apply to become a 2018-19 Freedman Fellows Scholar

The Kelvin Smith Library is now accepting applications for the 2018-19 Freedman Fellows Scholarship. The Walter Freedman and Karen Harrison Freedman Student Fellowships give undergraduate and graduate students funding to complete targeted digital projects.

About the fellowship

Students can follow one of two tracks as a fellow. On the internship track, students will conduct a paid internship working in the Freedman Center for Digital Scholarship on faculty- or library-initiated digital projects. Students in the grant track will use grant money to employ digital scholarship methods in conducting their own research.

Funding is intended to support significant and impactful projects and may include research undertaken as part of undergraduate capstones or graduate theses and dissertations.

In either track, the Freedman Student Fellowship program will provide the students with hands-on experience using digital tools and technologies, engaging in project development and creating a work of digital scholarship. Students will also gain skills to collaborate effectively in an active learning environment, as well as marketable experience in digital project management. In addition, all Freedman Student Fellows will:

  • Receive project-specific training and a personal mentor to guide their work and monitor their progress;
  • Have opportunities to attend digital scholarship-related special events;
  • Present a summary of their work at an annual symposium;
  • Prepare posters about their work for inclusion in the CWRU Research Showcase; and
  • Have their work permanently housed in and accessible through Digital Case.

Proposals are due Sunday, Oct. 14, through the Kelvin Smith Library website.