Digital humanities grants

Transatlantic program for collaborative work in the field of Digital Humanities


The Fondation Maison des Sciences de l’Homme (FMSH) is pleased to announce the launch of a new grant program in digital humanities. Thanks to a generous grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, FMSH will co-finance transatlantic collaborative projects in the field of the digital humanities.

To strengthen its activity in the broad sphere of Digital Humanities, the FMSH seeks at present to implement a new international program of “digital philology”. To date, funded interactions in this area have been limited to exchanges within Europe. The purpose of this proposal is to create a formal organizational and funding structure for collaboration between the US and Europe in « digital literary studies ». For too long, Europe’s major projects in the digital humanities have been on a different track, as it were, from American projects. The present initiative is intended to help US and European researchers work together in an entirely new way in the field of digital literary studies, to share knowledge and methods, disseminate common practices and tools, and publicize their works.

The Program will support only research projects whose goal is to set up or to strengthen collaborations between US and European universities. It will co-finance up to 60% of the total cost of the research project per year.

Grants are available to European and US universities willing to set up transatlantic collaborations. The competition is open to senior and junior researchers. The European groups will be asked to co-fund 40% of the total cost (total cost of the project can vary between $50,000 and  $100,000 per year. While the whole of Europe and North America is included in this call, priority will initially be accorded to applications originating in the U.S., France, Italy, Spain, Denmark, Sweden, Norway and Finland.  Expenses for which grant funds may be requested include the following:

  • Visiting lectureships
  • Doctoral and postdoctoral fellowships
  • International seminars, symposia
  • Honoraria, travel and meeting expenses
  • Publications

Coverage of other expenses will be subject to negotiation with the FMSH.


  • Applications due – March 31, 2014
  • Notification given – June 2014
  • Grant period commences – September, 2014

Before submitting a proposal, potential applicants are encouraged to contact the FMSH program secretary.

Application Form here

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