Are you a faculty member with a need for digital scholarship and/or teaching support?


Rolling deadline.

The Lafayette College Libraries Department of Digital Scholarship Services (DSS) invites proposals from faculty with needs ranging from preliminary consultation on project scoping to execution of ambitious collaborative digital projects.  All full-time and contingent faculty are eligible.  DSS specializes in collaboration in areas of the humanities and humanistic social sciences, but faculty in all disciplines are encouraged to apply.

Examples of projects that we support:

  • Digitizing and managing a collection of archival or other primary source materials.
  • Creating interactive maps, exhibits, and timelines.
  • Creating a digital collection of materials from Special Collections & College Archives.
  • Spearheading an oral history project.

Goals of the proposal may include developing digital scholarship curricula, collaborating on a faculty-EXCEL researcher project, developing a strategy for research data management, or creating digital resources as part of a book project.

Tiers of support

Tier 1.  Maximum duration: six months from start of project.  DSS staff consults with the faculty member on project scoping.  The faculty member and DSS staff partner to determine what steps are necessary to launch the project and what resources on campus might be coordinated to actualize the project.

Tier 2.  Maximum duration: one calendar year from start of project.  With project scoping and partners in place, the faculty member and DSS staff partner to launch a new digital project.  Following the launch of the project, the faculty member is the primary party responsible for the project, although DSS may make commitments to maintain the infrastructure of the project.  The specifics of the collaboration will be negotiated as part of this tier of support.

Project extensions: faculty may apply for a second term of project support, which will be approved on a case-by-case basis and subject to discussion with DSS staff about the long-term maintenance of the project.

Benefits of the DSS Collaborative Support Program include:

  • Comprehensive support from Digital Scholarship Services staff over the duration of the project term.
  • Opportunities to partner with DSS staff experts in such areas as Geographic Information Systems (GIS), research data management, and web publishing.
  •  Priority status in the DSS digitization queue.

Expectations of the DSS Collaborative Support Program include:

  • Presentation to the campus Digital Humanities Community of Practice.
  • Short (300-500 words) reflective blog post to be featured on the DSS blog.

Selection criteria:

  • Alignment with the Lafayette College Libraries Mission and Values Statement.
  • Copyright status of any materials to be digitized allows for open access.
  • Possible to execute with available technology, infrastructure, and staff resources at DSS. 
  • Possible to execute centering the values of sustainability and accessibility.
  • Pedagogical component and/or opportunities for undergraduate research.

How to Apply

  • In 250 words or fewer, please tell us about your ideas for DSS Collaborative Support here.  DSS will follow up with you shortly.


Contact Charlotte Nunes, Director of Digital Scholarship Services, at