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Bursaries available to Digital Humanities scholars

The Research Data Alliance (RDA) Europe is offering three travel bursaries at €500 each to support participation at a workshop at the Digital Humanities 2016 (DH2016) conference in Krakow, July 12-16, 2016.

The workshop, 'Evaluating Research Data Infrastructure Components and Engaging in their Development' is organised by RDA and the Alliance of Digital Humanities Organizations (ADHO), with co-organisation by DRI - our Director Dr Natalie Harrower is among the workshop's facilitators. 

The purpose of this workshop is to conduct a meaningful examination of the data fabric and infrastructure components being defined by the Research Data Alliance, to test their relevance and applicability to the needs of the digital humanities community, and to discuss opportunities for humanities engagement in further solutions development. It will be a full day workshop in the format of a hand-on round-table and open discussion.

In order to apply for this grant, applicants must reside/work in Europe. The purpose of the grants is to encourage participation by individuals who have a strong interest in adopting one or more of the RDA EU outputs to enable data sharing by or from their project.

Application requirements and evaluation criteria can be found at this link. A full description of the workshop can be found here.

The deadline for applications is 31 May 2016. For more information, see the above links or contact Lindsay Poirier at

As well as co-organising the RDA/ADHO workshop, DRI staff will be involved in other aspects of DH2016. On Friday 15 July, Dr Natalie Harrower is chairing a panel on the topic: 'Digital Data Sharing: Opportunities and Challenges of Opening Research', at which DRI Digital Archivist Rebecca Grant will also be speaking. The panel addresses research data management (RDM) and the sharing of research data in the digital humanities. 

General registration for DH2016 is available via the Event page.