The Cultural Heritage Informatics Initiative invites applications for its 2020-2021 Cultural Heritage Informatics Graduate Fellowship program. The Cultural Heritage Informatics Fellowships offer MSU graduate students the skills to creatively and thoughtfully apply digital methods and computational approaches to cultural heritage collections, materials, data, questions, and challenges.

While the first half of the fellowship is focused on workshops and collaborative development work and technical experimentation, the overall organizational focus of the fellowship is the development (either individually or collaboratively) of 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 exhibit, 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. Fellows are expected to engage with the broader digital cultural heritage community at workshops, meetings, or conferences. In order to support this, fellows can 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 May 11, 5pm EST.

In addition, we will be hosting an informal information session on May 1 from 10-11 am (EST) over Zoom on the CHI Fellowship Program. Attendees will be provided an introduction to the fellowship program, including disciplinary and intellectual scope, expectations, activities, resources, and support.  Attendees will also get the opportunity to meet present CHI Grad Fellows to learn about their experiences in the program.  The session is open to any and all graduate students who are interested in finding out more about the CHI Grad Fellowship Program.

If you are interested in attending, please fill out this form ( to register for this year’s information session.   Upon submission of the registration form, you will be automatically sent the link to the Zoom meeting.