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David Kirk Digital Scholarship Commons


The Digital Scholarship Commons seeks to make digital scholarship accessible for all faculty and students at UC Santa Cruz. We support research projects of all sizes and foster opportunities for learning new skills through workshops and events. We also provide more hands on learning opportunities through a range of fellowships and projects:



The Undergraduate Digital Research Fellowship is a two-quarter program for undergraduate students looking to build independent digital research projects. Students are introduced to Digital Humanities methods and learn digital skills that allow them to build unique digital projects. All undergraduate students – regardless of their major – are invited to apply for the 2019 Cohort (Call open in October 2018). 



As available, the DSC hosts two Graduate Research Fellowships meant to foster engagement with digital scholarship and pedagogy. DSC Grad Fellows will present on their work in Spring 2019.

(1) GSRship in Digital Pedagogy: The DSC Fellow (full year) leads the Undergraduate Digital Research Fellowship and works closely with the undergraduate fellows to create meaningful, creative, and critically sophisticated digital projects.

(2) GSRship in Digital Humanities: This DSC Fellow (one quarter) works with DSC staff to further their own digital research project.



Sponsored by the Digital Scholarship Commons and Center for Innovations in Teaching and Learning

The Digital Instruction Project is a year-long opportunity for faculty and instructors to develop and implement new, impactful assignments. the 2018-2019 cohort will focus on working with the History department to brainstorm and refine a new digital assignment.