NEH and the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation Announce Fellowships for Digital Publication
The National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) is proud to join the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation in announcing the recipients of the first round of NEH-Mellon Fellowships for Digital Publication. The new special opportunity within NEH’s fellowship program is intended to stimulate the emerging field of digital publication.
Each of the eight projects receiving funding was conceived as digital because the nature of the research and the topics addressed demanded presentation beyond traditional print publication.
The world of digital publishing is still evolving and expanding. To accommodate this, the application guidelines for this special opportunity were intentionally left open to interpretation, resulting in a wide variety of applications. The projects being funded this year cover a broad range of subjects, running the gamut from a new tool that will allow users to discover construction costs for ancient buildings to an interactive map of Renaissance Venice that will include videos, 3D models, and scholarly essays.
This is the first of three years that the NEH-Mellon Fellowship for Digital Publication will be awarded. After 2018, the National Endowment for the Humanities will continue to support digital scholars through its fellowship program. The Endowment hopes that showing support for the field of digital publication through this special program will encourage more applicants to come forward in the future, even after the special opportunity comes to an end.
About Gary Price
Gary Price (firstname.lastname@example.org) is a librarian, writer, consultant, and frequent conference speaker based in the Washington D.C. metro area. He earned his MLIS degree from Wayne State University in Detroit. Price has won several awards including the SLA Innovations in Technology Award and Alumnus of the Year from the Wayne St. University Library and Information Science Program. From 2006-2009 he was Director of Online Information Services at Ask.com. Gary is also the co-founder of infoDJ an innovation research consultancy supporting corporate product and business model teams with just-in-time fact and insight finding.