2023-24 Graduate Fellowship in Critical Digital Humanities

The Critical Digital Humanities Initiative (CDHI), a University of Toronto strategic initiative, supports trans-disciplinary collaborations that emphasize questions of power, social justice, and critical theory in digital humanities research. 

The Graduate Fellowship Program in Critical Digital Humanities will support a small interdisciplinary cohort of University of Toronto Ph.D. candidates over the 2023-24 academic year. Students will need to articulate their own project, which might involve engaging with digital humanities methods as the basis for a dissertation chapter or article; building a digital public humanities project or exhibit; or other DH research. For most applications, this project is likely to be part of the dissertation project. Applications are due May 12, 2023 at 4:00pm EST. 

Cohort Expectations 

  • Fellows will form a community of practice and meet monthly between September and April.
  • Over the course of the fellowship, each fellow will be expected to consult with relevant digital scholarship librarians whose expertise is aligned with the fellow’s research methods.
  • Each fellow must commit to participating in two DH methods training workshops (at least one in the Fall) and will present on their research at a late Spring 2024 event.
  • Funded fellows must join the CDHI graduate student network and participate in CHDI activities including attending research symposia, roundtables, and visiting scholar talks. Complete funding is contingent on fellows’ participation in the cohort.  


Fellows will receive a stipend of $10,000 for participating in the program and will be expected to dedicate approximately 300 hours for the fellowship between September and April.  


University of Toronto graduate students who will have passed their comprehensive exams by 1 September 2023. Priority will be given to students who have not yet benefited from this CDHI fellowship program. 

For complete program details, including how to apply, evaluation, and the adjudication process, please visit the Graduate Fellowship program page. You can also learn more about our 2022-2023 CDHI Graduate Fellows.

Please contact dhn.admin@utoronto.ca with any questions. To reach the Director, Elspeth Brown, please write: dhn.director@utoronto.ca

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