Digital Scholarship Start-Up Grants, 2019

The Digital Scholarship Lab is pleased to announce the Digital Scholarship Start-Up program, supported by the Center for Computation & Technology (CCT).  Funds are available to hire a graduate student to advance a digital scholarship project related to research or teaching. Digital tools and methods must be central to the project. Proposals can request from 25 up to 60 hours, for use in Spring 2019 or Summer 2019 (June only; work must be completed by June 30, 2019).

Please submit an application for funds by January 14, 2019.  Applications should be emailed as a word document to the Digital Scholarship Lab (dsl@lsu.edu), and consist of:

  • Project description: an overview of the overall project, and explanation of what work the student will do (300-500 words)
  • Requested time for support: Spring or Summer 2019
  • Student information:  how many hours the student would work (25-60), and the name and department of potential graduate student assistant(s)
Student assistantships

While grantees are responsible for finding the appropriate student, the DSL will coordinate the appointment. Graduate students assistantships are governed by LSU Graduate School policies. Appointment is contingent upon accordance with those policies and approval by the Graduate School. For most graduate students, the appointment would be “extra compensation,”which requires approval by the student’s director and department as well as the Graduate School. For more information, see the Graduate School’s FAQ on graduate assistanships.

Conditions of Award
  • Grantees will have a brief consultation with the DSL Director upon receipt of grant, and as needed.
  • Grantees will submit a brief report upon completion of the grant term.
  • Grantees will supervise the student work to ensure that the project progresses and funded hours are completed.