IDHMC to Fund Five HASTAC Scholars
Each year, HASTAC (the Humanities, Arts, Science, and Technology Alliance and Collaboratory) accepts a new cohort of HASTAC Scholars. HASTAC scholars are “graduate and undergraduate students who are engaged with innovative projects and research at the intersection of digital media & learning, the digital humanities, and technology in the arts, humanities and sciences.” The HASTAC scholars maintain an online presence at the HASTAC site throughout the year by blogging, participating in forums, reporting on events, projects, and publications, and collaborating on projects.
The nomination process is described at www.hastac.org/scholars/apply, and the application deadline is September 15. Any faculty or staff member at a post-secondary institution may nominate a student; by doing so, you agree to serve as the student’s mentor, a responsibility which includes arranging a $300 subsidy.
The IDHMC encourages faculty and staff at TAMU to nominate students to become HASTAC scholars, and will provide the subsidy for up to five scholars. To qualify for the IDHMC subsidy, students must:
• Provide IDHMC with a statement explaining what they hope to gain from their participation (this can be the answer to “What would you like to work on with HASTAC Scholars” from the application form);
• Provide a letter from their faculty or staff mentor indicating the mentor’s willingness to support the student’s participation, including plans for secondary funding if the student is not selected for IDHMC funding. Mentors are required to register on the HASTAC site.
IDHMC will review applications through Monday, September 8; applicants will be notified no later than Wednesday, September 10. Preference will be given to graduate students who are formally enrolled in the DH certificate program.
For more information, please contact Maura Ives (m-ives at tamu dot edu).