The Lewis & Ruth Sherman Centre for Digital Scholarship is soliciting applications for a graduate fellowship in digital scholarship. The ideal candidate will be a graduate student who seeks to help drive the evolution of their discipline by applying the tools and methodologies of digital scholarship to their research. Also critical is a clear understanding of the collaborative and multidisciplinary nature of digital scholarship and a readiness to engage others both within and without the discipline in their projects.
The Sherman Centre for Digital Scholarship received designation as a McMaster University Research Centre in 2012. It is located on the first floor of Mills Library and offers an attractive and well appointed space that is conducive to various work styles. Beyond space, the Sherman Centre offers a range of staff to support research projects, as well as a robust yet flexible technical infrastructure that fellows and other researchers may utilize.
The fellowship runs from September 1, 2013 until August 31, 2014 offers these benefits:
- office space in the Lewis & Ruth Sherman Centre for Digital Scholarship
- technical consulting, both via its own staff, as well as with other Library units, e.g.- Lyons New Media Centre or Maps/Data/GIS
- technical infrastructure
- a $3,000 stipend
Fellows will be expected to submit a written report at the conclusion of the fellowship that details their project outcomes, making specific reference to the role(s) played by the Sherman Centre. Additionally, fellows will work with staff to create a visualization of an aspect of their work to display on the Sherman Centre multimedia entryway.
Applicants should submit a letter of intent outlining their project and how it would benefit from the fellowship, along with a CV and a list of three references to Sandra Lapointe, Academic Director of the Sherman Centre. Application deadline:
June 30, 2013 extended to August 1, 2013.