Summer Residency in Digital Scholarship

The Sherman Centre invites applications for its 2020 Summer Residency in Digital Scholarship. The residency program is designed to support students who are working on a research project related to digital scholarship, broadly defined. Residents get their own working space in the Sherman Centre with opportunities for collaboration, professional development, and training.

Applications for Summer 2020 are due Friday, April 3, 2010.

The residency is open to all current or accepted undergraduate and graduate students from all McMaster University faculties.


The Residency runs from May 1 to August 31 each year. Each resident is offered the following:

  • Dedicated cubicle space in the Lewis & Ruth Sherman Centre for Digital Scholarship
  • Technical and project consulting, both with Sherman staff, as well as with other Library units
  • Professionalization training opportunities


Residents are expected to meet the following requirements:

  • Spend a minimum of 20 hours a month in residence in the Sherman Centre
  • Deliver a research presentation in the following September as part of the Centre’s Introduction to Digital Scholarship workshop
  • Attend Sherman Centre residency meetings and workshops
  • One post on the Sherman Centre blog on project updates and/or related digital scholarship issues
  • With support from staff, create a visualization of an aspect of their work to display on the Sherman Centre multimedia entryway
  • A report at the conclusion of the residency that details project outcomes and outlines next steps


All current or accepted graduate students from all McMaster faculties may apply.


Applicants will be asked to provide the following information:

  • A personal statement (~150 words) that explains how the residency supports and compliments your studies and training at McMaster University.
  • A project proposal (~500 words maximum) that describes the project you wish to undertake during the residency. The project could be part of or complementary to an independent study, special project, thesis or dissertation work. Possible sections to include in the proposal: (i) a description of the project, including the form it will take, its intended audience, a preliminary project timeline; (ii) a description of the technical requirements and resources needed to achieve the project goals; (iii) if applicable, a description of the data or corpus required and how access to it will be obtained; and, (iv) possible dissemination outcomes, which may include, for instance: a public installation, a scholarly publication, a conference paper, a poster, a public data set. 
  • A current C.V.
  • A list of two references.

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