The Cultural Heritage Informatics Initiative invites applications for its 2017-2018 Cultural Heritage Informatics Graduate Fellowship program.

The Cultural Heritage Informatics Fellowships offer MSU graduate students in departments and programs with an emphasis on cultural heritage with the theoretical and methodological skills necessary to creatively apply digital technologies to cultural heritage materials, challenges, and questions. In addition, the fellowships provide graduate students with the opportunity to influence the current state of cultural heritage informatics and digital heritage, and become leaders for the future of cultural heritage informatics.

During the course of their fellowship (which lasts an academic year), students will develop (either individually or collaboratively) a significant and innovative digital cultural heritage project. Projects might include (but are certainly not limited to) a serious game, a mobile application, a digital archive, or a collaborative digital publication. The project must also have a significant public component.  To support their work, fellows will receive a stipend of $2000 per semester. In addition, fellows will have the opportunity to receive an additional $1000 to expand their project during the summer.  As the fellows will be expected to present their work at professional conferences and meetings, they will receive an additional $1000 in travel funds. While applicants may have previous technical experience, such experience is not required to apply.

For more information, including eligibility and application requirements, check out the full program description. Deadline for applications is July 3, 5pm EST.