Faculty Fellowships

Application Deadline: January 25, 2016

The Digital Scholarship Center (DSC) of Temple Libraries will award fellowships for the 2016-17 academic year to two faculty members. Applicants will have an innovative research or creative agenda with a substantive intersection between new media or new technology and the arts, humanities, and cognate fields. Research projects from every discipline are eligible, but they should involve topics of humanistic rather than purely scientific interest. Creative projects must have a substantial computational component.

DSC Faculty fellows will receive one course reduction for the year, technical consultation and assistance, help with project management, a dedicated research assistant, and a $1000 research fund for project expenses. Fellows will also meet weekly in the Center to discuss progress on their projects and meet monthly with the other fellows in the Center.


Applicants must be tenured or tenure-track faculty members in one of the following participating schools and colleges: Boyer College of Music and Dance; College of Liberal Arts; School of Education; School of Media and Communication; School of Theater, Film and Media Arts; Tyler School of Art. Recipients must be able to attend and participate in person in the weekly project conferences and monthly fellows meetings in order to remain eligible for the award.


Applications will be reviewed by an interdisciplinary group of faculty and librarians. The project description should communicate its significance to scholars in other disciplines. Award decisions are based on the promise of the project, its methodology, scope, conceptual framework, and the ability of the existing DSC staff and facility to address the project’s needs. Please submit:

  • A project statement (4-5 pages double-spaced, plus a bibliography or illustrations, if needed) describing the intellectual significance of the project. Provide an overview articulating the central ideas, problems, or questions examined by the study. Explain how the project will complement, challenge, or expand existing work in the field. Identify the specific research creative work planned for the fellowship year and the expected outcomes.

  • A current C.V.

Applicants are welcome to consult with the DSC in advance of applying. Send all materials as email attachments to digitalscholarship@temple.edu. Applications and applicant names are confidential. Direct questions about the award to:


Prof. Peter M. Logan, DSC Academic Director
peter.logan@temple.edu, 215-204-8567; 215-204-3440