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David Kirk Digital Scholarship Commons

Undergraduate Digital Research Fellowship

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.


DSC and Koret

The DSC is excited to partner with the Koret Undergraduate Fellowship program for the 2018/2019 academic year.  DSC Fellows will be a cohort of fellows from within the larger Koret program. 

Fellows receive a $2,000 award and faculty (or grad) mentors receive an additional stipend for their time and effort.  The program offers a series of workshops on project development, resume building, how to build up student/mentor relationships, and the students work with their mentors on a 2-5 credit independent reading course that aligns with the project.

The DSC Fellows will be a small cohort of Koret fellows that will also participate in 4 theory workshops and have access to digital tool workshops within the program.  They will also benefit from the technical and digital theory mentorship that the library is able to provide.


Learn Digital Humanities Methods

This new fellowship is an opportunity for undergraduate students to engage with the Digital Humanities: learning digital tools, methodologies, and community practices in order to build a research project of their own design. During the Winter 2019 Quarter, students meet every other week for hands-on workshops and meetings with DH practitioners. The following quarter is dedicated to building individual projects. Participants receive individual mentorship and training to build a project that reflects their own research interests.


DSC Cohort

Up to 3 undergraduate students (or project teams) will be accepted to participate in this two-quarter workshop series and mentorship program that supports the development of creative and public facing digital research projects. Students learn as part of a cohort and receive feedback from their peers. Each student or project team will receive an award to support the development or public presentation of their work.

The DSC Cohort of Koret Scholars provides:

  • Rigorous methodological training which combines critical theory, critical making and creativity
  • Digital skill building around text analysis, visualization, 3D Animation, Mapping etc. in order to enable fellows to build a research project of their unique design
  • Ongoing mentorship to support project development
  • Opportunity for Independent Study [See draft Syllabus here]
  • A $500 award to support the development or public presentation of their work


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To Apply

Apply for the Koret Fellowship by 10/31 and mention the DSC if you are interested in being a part of DSC cohort.  The DSC cohort will be selected from within the Koret Fellow ranks after the Koret Fellows are selected.