DigLibArts offers technical assistance, project planning help, and funding for Whittier faculty, librarians, and professional library staff to develop digital pedagogies and research projects. We encourage you to apply: our goal is to assist as many Whittier College community members as possible. If you are unsure whether your idea is fundable, please don’t hesitate to contact any member of the Steering Committee. Sonia Chaidez (schaidez@whittier.edu) or Anne Cong-Huyen (aconghuy@whittier.edu) would love to help you imagine a new digital assignment which you can seek funding to implement.

Under the terms of the Mellon grant, applicants must be willing to share their new digital assignment(s) or research methodologies in order to enhance the liberal arts curriculum at Whittier College and beyond.¬†All assignments, research projects, and products developed as a result of Mellon funding will therefore be licensed according to Creative Commons licensing (or other appropriate licenses), to protect faculty members’ rights of authorship.

For more information on any of the following opportunities, please contact any member of the Steering Committee. We’d love to help you develop ideas, plan timing, or find suitable technologies!

Applications are currently being accepted. Deadline for Fall Applications is Friday, October 20, 2017. Applicants will be notified of the committee’s decision by the end of the semester.

Pedagogy Grant

Teaching with Technology Stipend Application

  • small stipends to support your time and willingness to learn, design, and implement a new digital project or assignment in a course
  • these are “toe-in-the-water” stipends, meant to tempt you to try something new on a small scale. We hope to fund many individual projects.
  • applicants who have not yet received funding will be prioritized
  • repeat applicants are welcome, provided the project/technology is new to the applicant

Learning Community Grants

  • funding and facilitation (upon request) to support groups of at least 3 regular members
  • learning communities propose a project to develop digital well-being as it pertains to their discipline, department, students, faculty committee, etc.
  • learning communities will determine the timeframe for their project
  • Learn more about current Learning Communities!