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Granting Opportunities

Overview of granting opportunities in the wider digital humanities community.Follow links for the most up-to-date details on deadline dates/times and conditions for applying.

Faculty/Institute's level

Organization / Grant Opportunity Deadline

Leiden University:

Call for Proposals: Faculty Library Budget

Institutes can apply for financial support for projects from the ‘facultaire beleidsruimte’. These applications need to be made by the MT. (NB It is advisable to submit these applications at the beginning of the year, when the budget has not yet expired.) Contact the library for further information.

Before mid-April each year

The Leiden University Centre for the Digital Humanities (LUCDH)

The LUCDH Small Grants program funds the development of Digital Humanities research activities, knowledge, and skills. You can apply to the Small Grants program if you are Leiden University member of staff, affiliate, or PhD student.

LUCDH welcome applications for two kinds of grants: a) Research Development projects; b) Personal Development tracks.

Contact for any questions, and for emailing final applications: lucdh@hum.leidenuniv.nl

15 Dec  2022 (23:59 CET)



Organization / Grant Opportunity Deadline

Platform Digitale Infrastructure (PDI)

Call for Digital Infrastructure 2021 (closed):
Main goal: strengthening of digital research and infrastructure in the SSH domain.


CLARIAH Call for Heritage Data research projects 2023

A call for research projects using data from Dutch heritage institutions. The call aims to provide access for researchers to new data and gives heritage institutions the opportunity have their data developed and disseminated.

1 Feb 2023

Comenius Innovation Programme (statement of intent - closed Sept/Oct 2022)

The Comenius innovation programme for higher education and universities of applied science gives teachers the resources to implement their vision for education.

The Comenius Programme has three ‘tiers’:

  • Teaching Fellow (€50,000, 1- to 1,5-year project, small-scale innovation)
  • Senior Fellow (€100,000, 2- to 2,5-year project in a large programme, a faculty or a substantial department of a higher education institution)
  • Leadership Fellow (€500,000, 3- to 3,5-year project, innovation in one or more faculties or a complete institution)

Leiden University offers teachers help with writing their innovation proposals. Please contact the Subsidy Adviser or the SAZ central coordinator as soon as possible.

Contact LU grant adviser

Nederlandse Organisatie voor Wetenschappelijk Onderzoek (NWO) (Link to search in all calls)

Dutch Research Agenda - Theme:
Youth and digitalisation (now closed)
This call for proposals calls upon knowledge institutions, civil society organisations and other interested parties to develop practice-oriented research proposals on the theme ‘Youth and digitalisation – impact on identity development, relationships and (in)equality of opportunities’. 


Nederlandse Organisatie voor Wetenschappelijk Onderzoek (NWO) (Link to search in all calls)

Local Digital Competence Centres:
Universities, academic medical centres and the NWO and KNAW institute organisation can apply for one-off impulse funding for the establishment or further development of a locally based Digital Competence Centre (DCC). The funding is intended to stimulate research institutions to further develop an existing centralised DCC, or to set up a DCC at a central level within the institution.


National Archives of the Netherlandshttps://www.nationaalarchief.nl/en/about-na

Past call:
Innovatie in Archiefonderzoek: 
In het project De ijsberg zichtbaar maken van het Nationaal Archief, in samenwerking met het Noord-Hollands Archief en andere Regionaal Historische Centra, worden grote hoeveelheden historische documenten met behulp van kunstmatige intelligentie automatisch getranscribeerd, oftewel omgezet in machineleesbare tekst. We willen graag weten wat voor mogelijkheden dit biedt voor onderzoek in deze bronnen. Daarom dagen we studenten uit in een prijsvraag van €1000. Onderzoek mag geschreven worden in het Nederlands of Engels.

For further information, see https://www.nationaalarchief.nl/reglement-innovatie-in-archiefonderzoek-prijs-2021.







Organization / Grant Opportunity Deadline

Digital Research Infrastructure for the Arts and Humanities (DARIAH)

Pan-european infrastructure for arts and humanities scholars working with computational methods. It supports digital research as well as the teaching of digital research methods.


European Commission (EU)

Funding & tender opportunities - Online Manual - All Funding Programmes 2021-2027 - Help with finding funding opportunities.


European Commission (EU)

Curation of digital assets and advanced digitization (Closed)

19 March 2020 (Closed) 

The Zeno Karl Schindler Foundation (ZKS foundation)

The ZKS-foundation supports, encourages and develops top research in the fields of engineering and environmental sciences as in medieval studies and Digital Humanities. They principally subsidize research projects, but can also donate to universities of all countries for their needs in research equipment as well as support conferences and other scientific meetings. Awards incl.: Master Thesis Grant; Doctoral Exchange Grant; Summerschool Grant; ZKS/SAGG Award in German Medieval Literature; ZKS/Claudio Leonardi Fellowship (Medieval Latin); ZKS/EPFL Award in Environmental Engineering and Sustainability; ZKS/MINIARE Fellowship; ZKS/MIRABILE Fellowship in Digital Humanities; ZKS/DU Barker Priory Library Junior Research Fellowship

15 March & 15 Sept. each year

Fritz Thyssen Stiftung 

The Fritz Thyssen Stiftung supports: 
- Research projects for certain amounts of time;
- Junior researchers with doctoral degrees through the award of post-doc stipends;
- Smaller research and scientific conferences;
- And to a certain extent the publication of the results of research work for which resources have been apportioned.

Various deadlines

Humanities in the European Research Area (HERA)


HERA funds transnational, humanities-led research projects from all disciplines.

See website for deadlines

Andrew Mellon Foundation

Supports four Programs in Higher Learning, Arts & Culture, Public Knowledge, and Humanities in Places. The Foundation makes grants to institutions and organizations, not to individuals, but welcomes inquiries about eligibility. Offers a Fellowship program to US applicants. Has supported digital publishing and archiving projects at Oxford University, and Asian Studies project at Leiden University.

Various deadlines

National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH)

(Main applicant needs to be a US citizen or organization)

Digital Humanities Advancement Grants

Digital Humanities Advancement Grants (DHAG) support innovative, experimental, and/or computationally challenging projects at different stages throughout their lifecycles, from early start-up phases through implementation and sustainability. Matching required. Program offered twice a year.

Infrastructure and Capacity Building Challenge Grants

The purpose of the Challenge Grants program is to strengthen the institutional base of the humanities by enabling infrastructure development and capacity building. Funds two types of projects: Capital and Digital Infrastructure.

NEH-Mellon Fellowships for Digital Publication

Supports individual scholars pursuing interpretive research projects that require digital expression and digital publication.

See links for updates on any new deadlines.

American Council of Learned Societies

ACLS Digital Extension Grants

This program supports digitally based research projects in all disciplines of the humanities and related social sciences. Projects must be hosted by an institution of higher education in the United States.

Fellowship & Grant Programs: Information for International Applicants

Several programs are open to international applicants.


See links for updates on any new deadlines.

UK Research and Innovation (UKRI)

Main applicant needs to be a UK citizen or organization - How to apply: ukri.org/funding/how-to-apply/

Arts and Humanities Research Council

New Generation Thinkers: This prestigious scheme offers early career researchers the opportunity to develop programmes for the BBC.

Digital Transformations in the Arts and Humanities

Digital Transformations aims to exploit the potential of digital technologies to transform research in the arts and humanities. The theme aims to ensure that arts and humanities research is at the forefront of tackling crucial issues such as intellectual property, cultural memory and identity, and communication and creativity in a digital age.


See links for application details.


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