Lapidus Initiative Fellowships for Digital Collections in USA

The Lapidus Initiative Fellowships is now open. This call is targeted to scholars at all levels. The winning fellows will receive benefit of $5,000. Expires in 324 days!

Scholarship Description
The Omohundro Institute (OI), through the Lapidus Initiative, is sponsoring its first Digital Collections Fellowship Program. The program seeks proposals from scholars at all levels, in partnership with special collections libraries and historical societies. They want to encourage scholars and institutions to undertake this work, which so often proves critical to the ability of a digital project to move forward, together. These fellowships are intended to bring scholars and collections specialists together to make collections available for digital scholarship.

Award Value
Two or three fellowships up to $5,000 award will be given to the selected fellows.

Level and Area of Studies
Non-degree program in any field.

Place of Study
In the United States of America.

Eligibility and Criteria

  • The Omohundro Institute of Early American History & Culture seeks proposals from scholars at all levels, in partnership with special collections libraries and historical societies, for Lapidus Initiative Fellowships for Digital Collections.
  • For the purposes of the application, digitization should be considered broadly. It may include (but is not limited to) the photographing of manuscripts, newspapers, graphic materials, or rare books, the scanning of index cards; the cataloging of rare materials, the enhancement of digital catalog records, or the inventorying of manuscript collections.

Applicants’ Nationality
The United States citizens may apply this fellowship.

Application Instruction
Application should be made online through the link below.

Submission Deadline
1 November 2019.

Website and Application Link