2021-2022 JHI-UTSC DH Faculty Fellowship

Call for Applications

Applications will be accepted starting on 1 March 2021
Deadline: Thursday 15 April 2021


The Jackman Humanities Institute, with the support of UT-Scarborough, the UTSC Library, the Dean, UTSC and the Office of the Vice-Principal Research, will support an 18-month Digital Scholarship project in 2021-2022.  

The JHI-UTSC DH early career faculty fellow will lead a team involving undergraduate and graduate students and library staff. The team will produce the following outcomes:

  • participation in JHI’s Digital Humanities Network (DHN)
  • curricular innovation
  • advancement on a scholarly project
  • a grant proposal (SSHRC, Early Researcher Award, or other)



All research faculty in the humanities and interpretive social sciences who hold their main budgetary appointment at UTSC. Applications are open to all tenure stream research faculty, but preference will be given to those 4-12 years post-Ph.D. (with accommodation for career interruptions).



Applicants must have an active account in the JHI website to apply.  Please set up your account in advance of making your application; there may be up to a 24-hour delay in processing time between account setup and account activation.

Applicants are encouraged to meet with the digital scholarship librarians at UTSC to discuss how you might collaborate on making your fellowship project successful. Contact Kirsta Stapelfeldt, the Digital Scholarship Unit Coordinator, at kirsta.stapelfeldt@utoronto.ca

Your application is a single document in pdf format that should include:

  1. academic cv;
  2. cover sheet including signature from the Chair or Director of your unit at UTSC (attached below)
  3. a prospective budget in excel format for up to $45,000 CAD;
  4. a detailed description of the project over four to six single-spaced pages (12pt Times New Roman, 20mm margins), including:
  • an executive summary
  • a description of the project concept, including a brief survey of relevant scholarship and account of the potential impact of the project on the applicant’s field
  • a description of work already undertaken to explore digital methods for research
  • an assessment of the project’s feasibility, including planning around collaboration (including with digital scholarship librarians), student training, and the dissemination and long-term sustainability of project results
  • budget justification for up to $45,000CAD, excluding library and space costs (which will be provided in kind by UTSC) but including all other salaries and expenses
  • a description of the relevant aspects of the applicant’s track record, including significant publications and experience with collaborative graduate and undergraduate student research.

Please compile all documents into a single .pdf file and apply (below, click Apply Now! to enter the application form)

DEADLINE Thursday 15 April 2021 at midnight

Support will be available to applicants before the deadline:
UTSC and JHI will help to connect applications with resources such as

  1. members of the Digital Humanities Network/Critical Digital Humanities Initiative
  2. researchers and technologists from UTSC Library
  3. faculty involved with UTSC’s Computer Science undergraduate program

Applicants are invited to contact and/or meet with DHN Director, Professor Elspeth Brown dhn.director@utoronto.ca, to discuss the possible shape of their projects, the content of their applications, and resources available in the short term.

This previous fellowship holder has graciously offered to discuss the fellowship with colleagues who are interested in applying:


Support will be available after the selection of the 2021-2022 DH Fellow:

  • During Summer and Fall semesters of 2021, the JHI-UTSC DH early career faculty fellow will work in close consultation with librarians and technologists from UTSC Library to design their project and assemble their collaborative project team, including UTSC undergraduate students from their home and – where relevant – other departments.
  • From January to December 2022, the JHI-UTSC DH early career faculty fellow will work on concrete outcomes, including – where relevant:
  1. proof-of-concept technological demonstrations
  2. new components of undergraduate courses and other student training initiatives
  3. publications, especially papers and posters designed to gather feedback and embed the project in national and international research networks
  4. grant proposal/s

You will need an account in the JHI website to apply.
Deadline:  15 April 2021 at midnight.



Cover sheet UTSC DH Faculty Fellow 21-22.pdf