The UCB Bancroft Library and U.S. History Scene have announced competitions for a new fellowship in Digital History.

The aim of this program is to familiarize scholars with emerging digital technologies and digital archival collections, including the digital publication of original scholarly research. The fellowship will introduce history graduate students to specialized skills, methods, and professional networks for conducting digital research using online digital primary source collections at the Bancroft Library, aimed at innovating K-12 history education and curriculum development.

The fellowship is designed to support qualified doctoral candidates in the humanities or social sciences from any recognized institution of higher education in the United States. It will include a stipend of $1500 to support 6-8 weeks of research and writing. Residency is not required.

Fellows will advance digital research practices with primary sources housed at Bancroft Library, identify new sources that should undergo digitization for public access, and receive peer-reviewed digital publishing training through U.S. History Scene for public education. The fellowships will result in digital publication of articles and curriculum plans related to their research topics to be presented on the Bancroft Library and U.S. History Scene websites.

Applicants must submit a C.V., a research statement indicating the scope and purpose of their proposed research, identifying relevant digital holdings of The Bancroft Library that will support that research, documentary evidence of current enrollment at a UCB, and two letters of recommendation by June 10, 2014. Awards will be announced June 24, 2014.

More information is available at the library website.