Course Development Grant Applications

The five undergraduate colleges of the Claremont University Consortium—Pomona, Claremont McKenna, Scripps, Harvey Mudd and Pitzer College—have received a $1.5 million grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation to strengthen and expand digital humanities (DH) teaching and scholarship across the Claremont Colleges and beyond. Over the five-year period funded by the grant, faculty from across the five colleges will be awarded $6000 grants develop or improve up to 25 innovative courses that focus on or integrate digital humanities tools and approaches.

DH is the study, exploration, and preservation of, as well as education about human cultures, events, languages, people, and material production in the past and present in a digital environment through the creation and use of dynamic tools to

  • visualize and analyze data
  • share and annotate primary sources
  • discuss and publish findings
  • collaborate on research and teaching for scholars, students, and the general public.

(Ashley Sanders, Digital Research Studio Director, Claremont Colleges, “Defining the Digital Humanities,” Colonialism Through The Veil [blog],, 2013)

Digital Humanities at the Claremont Colleges takes an expansive and inclusive approach: scholars who use digital methods in their teaching, research or publication and/or are considering the digital, as humanists, in their teaching, research or publication. Faculty with appointments in fields not traditionally understood as the Humanities are welcome to apply if they are engaging in Humanistic inquiry. Faculty can receive one grant for Digital Course Development and must teach the course for which they received funding twice within the grant period, complete required assessment materials, and give an informal presentation on their course as part of the grant’s community programming.
Apply for the final round of $6000 Digital Humanities Course Development Grants by 5:00pm Friday, March 24, 2017. For more information on the DH@CC Grant, see