2014 Graduate Student Summer Research Fellowships in Digital Cultures

Call for Applications: 2014 Graduate Student Summer Research Fellowships: The Mellon Research Initiative in Digital Cultures is offering up to five competitive awards in support of summer research, writing, and creative work.

Eligibility: Applicants must be UC Davis graduate students in good standing in any program in the Humanities, Arts, and Cultural Studies (HArCS) or Social Sciences divisions of the College of Letters and Science working on a research, writing, or creative project in the arts, humanities, or social sciences.  Students based in other divisions of Letters and Sciences or other UC Davis colleges who are working with faculty housed in HArCS or Social Sciences and whose research otherwise qualifies are also eligible. Eligibility is also predicated on regular participation in the Mellon Research Initiative in Digital Cultures.

Selection Criteria: Applications will be evaluated by the advisory board of Digital Cultures Research Initiative.  Preference will be given to well-defined projects that have a strong connection to one or more of the Initiative’s established research threads: 1) games and interactive environments, 2) surveillance and data mining and 3) intellectual property and participatory culture.

Award: Fellowship funding up to $5,000 will be awarded to each of up to five successful applicants.  The funds may be used to defray travel, living expenses, and/or incidental costs related to research and writing during the summer of 2013.

To Apply: Please submit 1) a short curriculum vitae that includes your department or program, current year and status, and a list of your coursework, presentations, publications related to the digital cultures broadly conceived, and any summer 2013 support you have already been awarded from other sources; 2) a 1-page single-spaced (approximately 250 words) description of the specific research, writing, or creative project you intend to pursue over the summer; and 3) a brief budget proposal for the funds requested, not to exceed 1 page.

Due date: March 7th, 2014 (email to digitalcultures@ucdavis.edu)