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Research at the Loretta C. Duckworth Scholars Studio

The Loretta C. Duckworth Scholars Studio provides fellowships, grants, certificates, and datasets to support the integration of emerging technologies into research and teaching across the disciplines.

The Digital Scholarship Program previously served as the practicum for graduate students learning digital methods for research and teaching. Students interested in this program can now apply for the Cultural Analytics Certificate to take accredited courses. 

The Cultural Analytics Certificate is a graduate certificate program that trains students in humanistic and non-scientific fields to use computational methods to analyze cultural objects and produce digital media. The certificate is open to all Temple graduate students, as well as non-matriculated students who have completed a BA.

The Graduate Extern Program supports graduate students across the disciplines to conduct research using digital methods. The program offers full-time support to graduate students for two semesters, including a stipend, fees, benefits, and one tuition credit. Students work 20 hours per week in the LCDSS. Half of their time is dedicated to their own research or creative project and with the remainder of their time, they assist the LCDSS as needed. Externs meet monthly with the Faculty Fellows as a works-in-progress group.

The Faculty Fellowship Program supports faculty across the disciplines to conduct research using digital methods. LCDSS Faculty Fellows receive one course reduction for the year, help with project management, a dedicated research assistant, and a $1,000 research fund. Fellows will also meet regularly with LCDSS staff to discuss progress on their projects, and attend monthly meetings with the other faculty and graduate student fellows in the LCDSS. 

The Innovative Teaching with Makerspace Technology Grant supports faculty interested in exploring ways to use Makerspace and related technologies in the classroom. Teachers will receive support and training in how to effectively use Makerspace technologies to engage students and help them to learn. Awards can amount to up to $3,000 to cover the cost of materials needed to implement these technological projects in the pilot semester. 

The LCDSS generates and curates Datasets for computational research. Currently available datasets include the GenCon at 50 project and the Science Fiction and Twentieth-Century Literature Corpus.