The Freedman Center for Digital Scholarship is pleased to announce the 2014 Freedman Fellows Program for full-time faculty.
The Freedman Fellows Program is supported by the College of Arts and Sciences, the Kelvin Smith Library, and the Freedman
Fellows Endowment established by Marian K. and Samuel B. Freedman and is open to all full-time CWRU faculty members.
This year, the Freedman Fellows Program will select a scholarly project or projects to support
that best meet(s) established criteria. The submitted project must:
- be currently underway
- involve some corpus of data that is of scholarly or instructional interest (e.g., data sets, digital texts, digital images, databases)
- involve the use of digital tools and processes
- have clearly articulated project benchmarks and outcomes
Through the Freedman Center, the fellows program provides support for using emerging technologies
at every stage of the project, from generating data to curating it. The Freedman Center staff assists
fellows with using digital tools and processes for data-mining, textual analysis, geospatial information
systems (GIS) mapping, and data visualization. Likewise, they help fellows with the more technical aspects
of design, visualization, and presentation. Utilizing Digital Case, they assist with managing and curating
research data: storage, preservation, analysis, and access. In the final stages, they consult with
fellows about the available dissemination and publication options, and about using digital resources
in teaching and learning.
This year the funding model is more flexible, providing a pool of funds that can be used to support projects of
varying size. Proposed funding requests can range from $1K to a maximum of $15K. Use of funds is limited to supporting
the expenses related to innovative scholarly or creative projects that meet the Freedman Fellows 2014 criteria.
Fellows will also receive planning and project support.
PROPOSALS ARE DUE: Monday, March 31, 2014
FOR MORE INFORMATION: library.case.edu/ksl/freedmanfellows