Graduate Center Digital Fellows Program – 2015-2016 Call for Applications

2015 GC Digital Fellows Application

Based in the GC Digital Scholarship Lab, the GC Digital Fellows Program operates as an in-house think-and-do tank for digital projects, connecting Fellows to digital initiatives throughout The Graduate Center. Digital Fellows utilize a team-based approach as they explore creative solutions for projects that can be implemented in a collaborative fashion. In the process, the Program helps build out “The Digital GC” — a vision of the Graduate Center that incorporates technology into its core research and teaching missions.

Our work includes:

  • Exploring new ways for Graduate Center faculty, students, and staff to share their academic work through emergent technological tools and social media tools;
  • Contributing to and helping to implement a strategic vision for public digital scholarship at the GC;
  • Consulting with GC faculty members on digital scholarly projects;
  • Offering skills-building workshops to GC students, faculty, and staff;
  • Developing websites and web applications for special initiatives;
  • Fostering community around digital projects at the GC;
  • Experimenting with computational and networked forms of scholarly communication;
  • Encouraging the exploration of digital humanities scholarship, methods, and tools.

To get a better sense of our work, please visit our website and see our 2014 annual report.


The total compensation for the award is $27,000. This funding will include a graduate assistant appointment that will carry eligibility to purchase the low-cost NYSHIP health insurance, a stipend, and in-state tuition remission for fellows who are within their first 10 registered semesters of study. Digital Fellows will be required to work a total of 450 non-teaching hours during the academic year (two 15-week semesters).

The initial DF appointment is for one year, normally from September 1 through August 31 (exact dates vary and will be specified upon appointment). Determinations of DF re-appointments will be made on annual basis depending on individual eligibility and GC needs.


Application Instructions

To apply, please send a short statement of interest (no more than 1-2 pages), a CV, a list of digital projects undertaken and/or completed, and a letter of reference from a faculty advisor (can be sent separately) to with “Digital Fellows Application” in the subject line.

Applications must be received by March 27, 2015 to be considered.


Please contact Matthew K. Gold, Advisor to the Provost for Digital Initiatives ( with any questions you might have.