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Digital Humanities: Funding

This site provides an introduction to technologies, methodologies, resources, and scholarship in the digital humanities.

Resources & Tools for Funding

Office of the Vice President for Research, University of Kentucky
  • Finding funding
  • Identifying collaborators
  • Building and submitting proposals
  • Managing awards
  • Complying with regulations
  • Protecting and commercializing inventions
  • and more.

National Endowment for the Humanities
Digital Humanities Advancement Grants (DHAG) support digital projects throughout their lifecycles, from early start-up phases through implementation and long-term sustainability. Experimentation, reuse, and extensibility are hallmarks of this program, leading to innovative work that can scale to enhance scholarly research, teaching, and public programming in the humanities. This program is offered twice per year. Proposals are welcome for digital initiatives in any area of the humanities. Through a special partnership with NEH, the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) anticipates providing additional funding to this program to encourage innovative collaborations between museum or library professionals and humanities professionals to advance preservation of, access to, use of, and engagement with digital collections and services. IMLS and NEH may jointly fund some DHAG projects that involve collaborations with museums and/or libraries.
The Institutes for Advanced Topics in the Digital Humanities (IATDH) program supports national or regional (multistate) training programs for scholars, humanities professionals, and advanced graduate students to broaden and extend their knowledge of digital humanities. Through this program NEH seeks to increase the number of humanities scholars and practitioners using digital technology in their research and to broadly disseminate knowledge about advanced technology tools and methodologies relevant to the humanities.
Council on Library and Information Resources (CLIR)
The Council on Library and Information Resources is an independent, nonprofit organization that forges strategies to enhance research, teaching, and learning environments in collaboration with libraries, cultural institutions, and communities of higher learning. CLIR aspires to transform the information landscape to support the advancement of knowledge. CLIR promotes forward-looking collaborative solutions that transcend disciplinary, institutional, professional, and geographic boundaries in support of the public good. The organization advances its mission through project initiatives and partnerships, publications, the DLF program, and award and fellowship opportunities.te knowledge about advanced technology tools and methodologies relevant to the humanities.
Andrew W. Mellon Foundation
Through the program in Higher Learning, the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation supports inclusive humanities education and diverse learning environments—spaces where the ideas that enrich our understanding of a complex world are created and elevated. They work with colleges, universities, and other organizations that embrace equity in higher learning, with a focus on historically underserved populations, including nontraditional and incarcerated students. Alongside their investment at the undergraduate and graduate levels in the work and health of core humanities fields, we offer robust support for paradigm-shifting interdisciplinary studies that are necessary to the evolution of those traditional disciplines.  Other Mellon Foundation programs include: Arts and Culture; Public Knowledge; and Humanities in Place.
Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS)
The mission of the Institute of Museum and Library Services is to advance, support, and empower America’s museums, libraries, and related organizations through grantmaking, research, and policy development. Learn how to:
  • Apply for a grant
  • Manage your award
  • Become a reviewer
  • and more.
ACLS Digital Extension Grants

The American Council of Learned Societies (ACLS) invites applications for ACLS Digital Extension Grants, which are made possible by The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. The grants are designed to advance humanistic scholarship by enhancing established digital projects, extending their reach to new communities of users, and supporting teams of scholars at all career stages as they participate in digital research.

This program aims to promote inclusion and sustainability by extending the opportunity to participate in the digital transformation of humanistic inquiry to a greater number of humanities scholars. ACLS Digital Extension Grants support projects that have advanced beyond the start-up phase of development.














PivotTM is a comprehensive database of funding opportunities and collaborators across all disciplines. All faculty, staff, and students at the University of Kentucky have free access to this resource.

For information on how to access and search PivotTM consult the FAQs page from UK's Proposal Development Office.

Grants Resource Center (GRC)
The Grants Resource Center (GRC), a unit of the American Association of State Colleges and Universities (AASCU), has enhanced the research and sponsored programs capabilities of higher education institutions since 1967. A subscription to GRC provides you with access to a comprehensive suite of tools, services, and expertise to improve your office’s efficiency and increase your institution’s success in securing competitive grants from federal and private sponsors. is designed to enable federal grant-making agencies to create funding opportunities and applicants to find and apply for these federal grants.  Today, the system houses information on over 1,000 grant programs and vets grant applications for federal grant-making agencies.