Scholarship and Bursary Applications

** Apply for your DHSI 2017 Scholarship here! **

Note, 7 March: We're pleased to announce additional DHSI scholarships available to those attending SHARP 2017. Details of availability are as below -- with thanks for the generosity of our partners and sponsors!

Note, 14 February: Happy Valentine's Day, everyone -- and thanks for your applications! Thanks to the generosity of our partners and sponsors, we are able to consider applications for one or two scholarship spots in each the following courses (while they last, and until 31 March!):

  • 8. CloudPowering DH Research
  • 13. RDF and Linked Open Data
  • 18. Accessibility & Digital Environments
  • 22. Ethical Collaboration in the Digital Humanities
  • 29. Wrangling Big Data for DH
  • 34. Creating LAMP Infrastructure for Digital Humanities Projects
  • 36. Palpability and Wearable Computing
  • 40. Understanding Digital Video
  • 44. Using Fedora Commons / Islandora
  • 45. Practical Software Development for Nontraditional Digital Humanities Developers
  • 48. Games for Digital Humanists
  • 49. Introduction to XSLT for Digital Humanists

We are very grateful for the opportunities this support presents, and encourage those thinking about applying for a scholarship to consider these offerings!

Sponsored DHSI Scholarships

Thanks to the exceptional generosity of our sponsors and partners, we are able to offer a number of scholarships for the Digital Humanities Summer Institute. These scholarships are open to all, and cover course costs with the exception of a small, non-refundable administration fee (students $150, non-students $300).

The application process for DHSI scholarships typically opens early in the Fall term, announced via the DHSI e-mail list and DHInstitute on Twitter; sometimes, we'll be able to soft-launch earlier. Scholarship applications will be accepted until 14 February.

Applications are considered on a rolling basis, evaluated with attention to need, merit, and course availability at the time of evaluation.

Note: You can apply for, and are eligible to receive, scholarship spots in each, either, and both of the DHSI weeks. Please submit a separate application for each of the week-long sessions you are considering.

Scholarships can take a number of weeks to process. If you are hoping for a spot in a particular course that has limited room remaining, we recommend considering the fee reductions available to students and members of sponsoring and partner organizations and registering directly.

Please note:

  • There are a limited number of DHSI scholarship spots available in each course, offered as applications are considered on a rolling basis. As scholarship spots fill, closer to the deadline date DHInstitute on Twitter will often note which courses may still have DHSI scholarship spots available, as well as when additional spots become available. (The best rule of thumb, for better or worse, is that the more full a course is the less likely there will still be scholarship spots available; details of course enrolment levels are available on our website as enrolment rises.)
  • While DHSI scholarship spots may not be available in all courses at all times, there may still be some room available in those courses via direct registration at, with considerable fee reductions available to students and those members of sponsoring organisations (including the Alliance of Digital Humanities Organisations [ADHO], the Modern Language Association [MLA], Canadian Federation for the Humanities and Social Sciences [CFHSS], the Humanities, Arts, Science, and Technology Alliance and Collaboratory [HASTAC], and others!); see for further details.
  • In order to be eligible for a DHSI scholarship, you must complete the scholarship application and receive your acceptance before registering for a course.
  • DHSI scholarships are intended for the person to whom they are awarded, and are non-transferrable.
  • So that you receive correspondence from DHSI about your scholarship application in a timely manner, please ensure that your spam filter will allow emails from
  • We regret that we are unable to offer fee reimbursements to participants who register before receiving the results of their scholarship application.

Social Science Research Council Scholarship and Travel Bursary

We're delighted to partner with the Social Science Research Council in DHSI scholarships and travel bursaries. If you are or have been an SSRC fellow in the IDRF, DPDF, or Mellon-Mays programs within the past two years, please indicate this when you apply for a DHSI scholarship (as above) and/or register for DHSI. We expect to notify scholarship recipients on a rolling basis, with announcement of travel bursaries (helping to defray some travel and lodging costs) to be made in March 2017.

Andrew Rippin Memorial DHSI Travel Bursary

We're honoured that so many in our community have positively remembered UVic Dean and Professor Andrew Rippin, FRSC -- a strong supporter of DHSI beginning in its early days. Several bursaries to assist graduate students and international members of the community that meets at DHSI are available in his memory, assisting by defraying some travel and lodging costs. If you applied for a DHSI Scholarship, you will be considered for this bursary, including if you applied for an ACH, GO::DH, SHARP, or SSRC bursary (but did not receive one). Recipients of these bursaries will be notified by DHSI in Spring (likely late March / early April).

ACH Travel Bursary

The Association for Computers and the Humanities is generously offering several bursaries to assist ACH graduate student members by defraying some travel and lodging costs. If you are an ACH member, please indicate your eligibility when you apply for a DHSI scholarship (as above) and/or register for DHSI; click here to become an ACH member. Recipients of these bursaries are notified by DHSI in Spring (2016 announcement of bursaries was made to recipients on 26 March 2016); please contact with any questions.

GO::DH Travel Bursary

In partnership with Global Outlook::Digital Humanities (GO::DH ), we have been pleased to offer a number of travel bursaries to members of the GO::DH community, defraying some travel and lodging costs. If you are member of the GO::DH community, please indicate your eligibility when you apply for a DHSI scholarship (as above) and/or register for DHSI. If bursaries are available via GO::DH for 2017, we will be pleased to consider applicants for them! In the past, recipients of these bursaries have been notified by DHSI in Spring (2015 announcement of these bursaries was made to recipients on 13 March 2015). Please contact with any questions.

SHARP New Scholar Bursary

The Society for the History of Authorship, Reading & Publishing (SHARP) New Scholar bursaries are part of a three-year scholarship programme (2016–18) that SHARP is funding through the following institutions: Rare Book School at the University of Virginia, California Rare Book School, the Digital Humanities Summer Institute at the University of Victoria, the London Rare Book School, the Institut d’Histoire du Livre in Lyon, the Australiasian Rare Book School, and the Texas A&M University’s Book History Workshop. These scholarships form a crucial part of SHARP’s outreach programme, reflecting our international and pedagogic goals in the field of book history. Each institution is offering one New Scholar Bursary each year for 2016, 2017, 2018. The bursary covers registration plus a contribution towards travel and accommodation.

If you are a SHARP member, please indicate your eligibility when you apply for a DHSI scholarship (as above) and/or register for DHSI. The recipient of this bursary is notified by DHSI in Spring; please contact with any questions. Please note that awards are only given to graduate students, post-docs, junior faculty, adjunct professors, and those within 5 years of their last awarded degree in any discipline. Preference will be given to applicants applying from countries outside of Canada. In the past, recipients of these bursaries have been notified by SHARP in Spring. Please see for further details.

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