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Freedman Fellows Program 2013
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Freedman Fellows Program 2013
The Freedman Center for Digital Scholarship is pleased to announce the 2013 Freedman Fellows Program for full-time faculty. The Freedman
Fellows Program is supported by the College of Arts &Sciences, the Kelvin Smith Library, and the Freedman Fellows endowment established
by Samuel B. and Marian K. Freedman.
In 2013, the Freedman Fellows Program will identify and support scholarly projects that meet all of the following conditions, i.e., the projects
are: (1) currently underway, (2) involve some corpus of data that is of scholarly or instructional interest (e.g., data sets, digital texts, digital
images, databases), (3) involve the use of digital tools and processes, and (4) have clearly articulated project outcomes.
The Freedman Fellows Program supports and facilities a variety of digital scholarship activities, such as:
Scholarly endeavors using emerging digital tools and processes such as the use of data-mining, text-analytic techniques, GIS
[geospatial information systems], and data visualization
Digital Humanities scholarship by encouraging the use of new technologies in faculty research through assistance with research
design, visualization and presentation strategies.
Digital Case in experimenting with digital tools for storing, preserving, analyzing and making accessible digital resources
The use of emerging technologies for dissemination and publication of scholarship and for use of digital scholarship resources in
teaching and learning.
Freedman Fellows will receive an award of $3,000 to support the expenses related to innovative scholarly or creative projects that meet the
Freedman Fellows 2013 criteria. Fellows will also receive planning and project support. Proposals are due Monday, April 1st, 2013.
Award Criteria
Freedman Fellows serve as a model for campus faculty for how to successfully integrate new digital processes and tools in their scholarship
and teaching. These new approaches to scholarship create bold visions of what is possible for scholarly outcomes, enhance understanding,
create opportunities for formulating original questions, and fundamentally re-define how scholars work. Fellows must be full-time faculty who are
motivated by excellence and the desire to be leaders in their disciplinary programs. To be successful, applications must describe a corpus of
data (digital texts, digital images, processed data, databases, etc.), include discussion of the project's impact with regard to scholarly or
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