Digital Humanities Graduate Fellowship

The Digital Humanities Graduate Fellowship (DHGF) is designed to prepare graduate students for a future where digital scholarship is the norm. Applications for the 2023/24 program will open in November 2023.

Over two quarters (Winter and Spring), fellows develop their skills, learn from one another, and produce a piece of publishable scholarship, such as 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.

To help build a community of practice, fellows gather for regular meetings with their cohort. The program of meetings typically includes:

  • Skills workshops
  • Seminars from DH practitioners
  • Collaborative co-working sessions

Fellows also attend the Critical Data Practices working group, which fosters discussion on key issues for the field of digital humanities.

Learn about last year's cohort or see the full list of fellowship projects we've supported.

The application form is a mixture of short and long answer questions and is expected to take about 90 minutes to complete. You will be asked to upload an up-to-date CV.

  • Meet with and learn from experts in the use of digital methods
  • Participate in a community of like-minded researchers
  • Receive 80 hours of support from an undergraduate research assistant or $1500 in funding for conferences, external workshops or research expenses

The Digital Humanities Graduate Fellowship is open to Stanford graduate students and postdoctoral fellows 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 for the 2022-23 program will open in October 2022.

For questions about the program or application process, please contact Will Fenton (wdfenton [at]