Call for Proposals: Digital Matters Graduate Residency Fellowship, Spring 2023



Digital Matters at the University of Utah is pleased to announce the Spring 2023 Graduate Fellowship at Digital Matters in the Marriott Library. This fellowship provides graduate students in the Humanities, Fine Arts, School for Cultural and Social Transformation, and
Architecture+Planning an opportunity to work on a research project in Digital Studies, broadly defined, which challenge and extend their respective fields. The fellowship will consist of a semester-long residency.

Fellows will receive:
• $10,000 per semester stipend to pursue their research, release from teaching responsibilities, and tuition benefits (fellows should purchase health insurance using funds from their stipends).
• A desk in a shared workspace in Digital Matters at the Marriott Library.
• Dedicated time for advancing their project.
• A dynamic and diverse digital scholarship community to advise, collaborate, or otherwise help with their research project.

• Applicants must be enrolled full time and in good standing in a graduate program in the Humanities, Fine Arts, School for Cultural and Social Transformation, or Architecture+Planning at the University of Utah.
• No previous experience in digital scholarship is necessary, but applicants should demonstrate interest in OR prior engagement with digital scholarship, broadly conceived.

• We are an intellectual community. We require Fellows to be in residence in Digital Matters 15 – 20 hours a week during Spring 2023, to pursue their research and participate in Digital Matters activities. Brief absences for research-related travel are permitted with notice to staff. If you have significant travel requirements or plans for 2023 please do not apply for the fellowship.
• Fellows will have the opportunity to share their work in multiple venues:
• The Digital Matters Research Talks, where they can receive feedback on their project from faculty and students across multiple disciplines.
• Fellows may lead a workshop on a digital platform, tool, or method of their choice during the semester in residence.
• A summary blog post for the DM website about the work completed while in residence.
• A 90 second social media friendly promotional video to share their work with the broader public.
• Fellows are encouraged to make the work completed during their residency open access where possible and appropriate.

Applicants are asked to submit a portfolio that includes:
• Two-page cover letter explaining your research project and qualifications. Your cover letter should include a project title, work plan, and timeline. Please also describe how your project fits into and contributes to your current research.
• Curriculum Vitae.
• One-page proposal for a possible workshop on a digital platform, tool, or method.

Submit applications by emailing them as PDF attachments to Jack Burton, Program Assistant, at

Applications for residency in Spring Semester 2023, must be submitted by September 30th. Applicants will be notified of their status by October 31st, 2022.

Please feel free to contact Digital Matters Interim Director Rebekah Cummings: (