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Digital Humanities Graduate Research Fellows

Stanford PhD Students are invited to apply to CESTA’s Graduate Research Fellows program which prepares advanced graduate students for a future where digital scholarship is the norm. Graduate Research Fellows spend the year designing and producing a piece of digitally-enhanced scholarship (an article, dissertation chapter, digital publication, etc.). Through the course of this program, fellows work with leading experts in digital humanities and will be prepared to enter the job market and explore future careers in digital scholarship.

Opportunities and Benefits

  • Mentorship and training to develop your research project
  • Technical and professional workshops
  • Working in CESTA’s collaborative space
  • Funding for conference travel or additional training (dependent on cohort size)
  • The program does not offer stipends nor tuition benefits for fellows

Fellows actively participate in weekly meetings from December 2019 through June 2020 with their cohort to build a community of practice. Topics are determined by the research interests of the fellows. Meeting activities might include:

  • Co-working at CESTA
  • DH speaker series
  • Skills-based workshops
  • Reading discussion on topics in digital humanities
  • Presentations of work-in-progress within the cohort


Application is open to Stanford graduate students working on individual or collaborative projects with faculty. Approval/endorsement from your faculty advisor is required. Priority is given to PhD students in the arts and humanities who have completed their required coursework or are TGR.

To Apply

Applications for the 2019-20 program are due November 20, 2019 (at midnight). 

Click here to apply


Contact fellowship director, Dr. JD Porter ( with any questions or to determine if your research project is well-suited for the program.