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David Kirk Digital Scholarship Commons

To view online support services for Digital Scholarship during the Spring 2020 Quarter, visit our modified home page.

The Digital Scholarship Commons offers several possibilities for additional support, funding, and employment. All applications are welcome and decisions are made according to merit and available of resources. Explore the links below, and feel free to get in touch if you have questions.

Research and Teaching Fellowships

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 opens in October). 



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.

Student Employment Opportunities

Each year the Digital Scholarship Commons employs 3–4 undergraduate assistants and the Digital Scholarship Innovation Studio (located in the Science Library) employs 7-11 undergraduate students.

DSC assistants...

  • Are trained on 3–4 digital tools/methods

  • Hold weekly DSC walk-in hours to support students and faculty

  • May assist with specific classes the DSC is supporting in a given quarter

  • May work on other DSC digital projects

  • Support DSC events

DSI assistants...

  • Are trained on 3D printing

  • Help to staff the Digital Scholarship Innovation Studio

  • Help manage 3D printing equipment and materials

  • Offer support to 3D printer users

  • May assist with 3D printing training and workshops

If you are interested in applying for a student assistant position, please contact us by email.