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DHSI Scholarships

RSA partners with Digital Humanities Summer Institute to offer tuition scholarships (application deadline: 17 October 2017) and discounted registration rates

Thank you for your interest in the RSA's DHSI scholarships. The deadline for applying has passed. The committee will contact applicants as soon as they reach a decision.

The Renaissance Society of America is pleased to announce that it will partner with the Digital Humanities Summer Institute (DHSI) in 2018, to offer six tuition scholarships (each for one week) to current RSA members who wish to attend the institute. These scholarships aim to support innovative research and pedagogy in all RSA disciplines, as well as new interdisciplinary collaborations, at all stages of such work. Additionally, all current RSA members will have the opportunity to register for one of the institute’s courses (one week) at a discounted rate.

The DHSI ( will be held on 4–8 June and 11–15 June 2018 at the University of Victoria, Canada. Participants may choose to attend one or two weeks of the institute. Each week will include a training workshop as well as a selection of colloquia, unconferences, panels, and institute lectures.

Tuition scholarships

Note: If you’re applying for a tuition scholarship, do not register for any course until after the RSA informs you of the result of the scholarship competition. This is because, in the event that you win a scholarship, DHSI cannot refund registrations.

Eligibility: Applicants must already be an RSA member in 2017, and if they win a scholarship, they must renew their membership in 2018.

Deadline: 17 October 2017

Selection Criteria

Applications will be evaluated by members of the Digital and Electronic Media Committee. The selection committee will favor applications that manage one or more of the following:

  • Preserve or share data, methods, results, or lessons learned with fellow members of the RSA in ways that can be repeated or adapted
  • Demonstrate clarity of purpose, and reflection on the digital tools or methods taken up in the DHSI course with respect to the research or pedagogical issues at hand
  • Offer an innovative approach to some Renaissance topic or corpus
  • Bring together different disciplines embraced by the RSA, or enable some new kind of collaboration among RSA members
  • Involve participation by RSA members who have not previously attended DHSI.

The committee will consider applications from scholars at all stages of their careers.

The scholarship covers the cost of tuition only; transportation and lodging costs are the responsibility of the winner.


  1. Fill out a very brief form that asks for name, email address, mailing address, affiliation, academic status, and discipline.
  2. Submit documents by email (
    • Resume (no more than two pages)
    • One-page letter indicating which DHSI course you propose to attend and how the digital tools or methods taken up in the DHSI course will enrich your research or pedagogical goals. Please also identify a second course choice, in the event that your first choice is unavailable.

Discounted registration rate for RSA members

Before 1 April 2018, RSA members can register for one weeklong course at the discounted rate of $300 for students and $650 for nonstudents. To view a list of all courses, please go to Because the most popular courses will fill quickly, we recommend that you register as soon as the results of the scholarship competition are known.

To register at the discounted rate, you must be a current RSA member (2017) and you must renew your membership for 2018.

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