Digital Bridges Technology Grants usually originate from participation in Summer Institutes, Summer Collaborative Grants, or other Digital Bridges activities. They support Grinnell and UI faculty and their collaborators (who may include lecturers or graduate students) who are ready to move from concept to practice in initiating digital projects or are ready to scale individual projects into cross-institutional collaborations.
Objective: Often these are “proof of concept” beginnings (or new stages of a project) that then enable the project leaders to apply for external grants. A critical component of these grants is an initial consultation among the faculty members, the Digital Bridges leadership team, and other stakeholders (including ITS staff and library staff at either or both institutions) to determine the feasibility of the project and which existing resources and expertise can be harnessed to help the faculty team.
Note: The University of Iowa’s Digital Scholarship & Publishing Studio also offers its own grants to support digital projects led by UI faculty members (and collaborative teams). The Studio welcomes faculty and graduate students to apply separately for their funding. For more information, contact Professor Judith Pascoe, Studio Senior Scholar, or Tom Keegan, Head of the Studio.
Digital Bridges Technology Grants
- Fund technical and consultative expertise from several sources, depending on the project. These include:
- University of Iowa Digital Scholarship & Publishing Studio staff.
- University of Iowa Instructional Technologies staff.
- Student undergraduate and graduate assistants with the specific technical expertise needed to build the structure for a project that the faculty (and student) teams then develop.
- Consulting faculty from other areas at the University of Iowa such as the School of Library and Information Science, Computer Science, or the Informatics Initiative.
- Experts from elsewhere who can provide critical advice not available on either campus.
Who can apply?
Grinnell College and University of Iowa faculty members on their own and/or with their collaborators.
How do I apply?
Click on the link at the bottom of the page to apply. Application includes—
- Name and contact information of faculty partners and collaborators (if applicable).
- Brief description of the project addressing what you hope to create as well as the pedagogical or research purpose your project will serve.
- Brief description of the intended audience and how they will benefit from the project.
DUE DATE: Rolling deadline