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Digital Humanities Graduate Fellowship

Applications are now closed for CESTA's 2021-22 Digital Humanities Graduate Fellowship. Learn about this year's fellows here. Applications for the 2022-23 Fellowship will open in Fall 2022.

The Digital Humanities Graduate Fellowship is designed to prepare graduate students for a future where digital scholarship is the norm. Over two quarters, fellows develop their skills, learn from one another, and produce a piece of publishable scholarship (for example, a journal article or dissertation chapter) which makes use of digital methods or approaches. The support of an undergraduate research assistant is offered to each fellow. This year’s program will be offered in a hybrid format with a mixture of in-person and online meetings.

To help build a community of practice, fellows will actively participate in weekly meetings with their cohort. The program of meetings will include:

  • Plenary workshops on data management and organization
  • Training on managing and mentoring research assistants
  • Project appropriate skill-building and technical training
  • Consultations with digital humanities experts
  • Collaborative coworking sessions


  • Meet with and learn from experts in the use of digital methods
  • Participate in a community of like-minded researchers
  • Receive support from an undergraduate research assistant (funding to attend conferences or external workshops is available to scholars who choose not to have a research assistant)


The Digital Humanities Graduate Fellowship is open to Stanford graduate students in the humanities and interpretive social sciences. Priority is given to students who have completed their required coursework. Applicants are required to propose a research project which they will work on individually during the course of the fellowship. This may (but need not) be part of their dissertation research. Applications are now closed.

For questions about the program or application process, please contact Eric Harvey ( or Mae Velloso-Lyons ( Learn more here about last year's cohort of Digital Humanities Graduate Fellows.