The Freedman Fellows Program is funded and supported by the College of Arts and Sciences, the Kelvin Smith Library and the Freedman Fellows Endowment by Samuel B. and Marian K. Freedman. This annual award is given to full-time CWRU faculty whose current scholarly research projects 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, and have clearly articulated project outcomes.
The Freedman Center for Digital Scholarship is pleased to announce the 2015 Freedman Fellows Program for full-time faculty. 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.
The funding model is 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 2015 criteria.
Proposals are due Tuesday, March 31st, 2015.
For more information please contact Roger Zender, Associate Director, Creation & Curation.