The Intellectual Crossroads group, a part of the Library’s Academic Engagement area, has announced a new fellowship program open to all UVA students. The Student Digital Humanities Fellowships will accept applications this November, offering a $1000 stipend to each of the chosen applicants who successfully completes the expectations of the fellowship. This year, the program will give preference to proposals focusing on the Music Encoding Initiative (MEI)—an XML vocabulary for music data.
Interested students can apply by sending two PDF attachments: a letter giving details about the proposed project, explaining how the fellowship will support their academic goals, and giving some idea of the level of their current proficiency and areas they would like to improve; and a letter of recommendation from a UVA faculty member. Emails should be sent to ixFellows@virginia.edu by 5 p.m., November 23.
In addition to completing and presenting their projects, the fellows will be expected to attend related workshops and presentations, and write three related blog posts about their work. Possible projects include GUI tools for associating graphic and audio files with MEI markup; Converters between MEI and other data and metadata formats; and Expansion/improvement of MEI documentation, examples, and testing procedures.
For more details, email ixFellows@virginia.edu.