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Programme transatlantique de collaboration en humanités numériques - Deuxième appel

Date limite : 30 avril 2015

Cet appel est clos. Consultez le troisème appel, date limite de candidature 16 mai 2016.

La FMSH a le plaisir d'annoncer le deuxième appel à projets de son programme de bourses dans les humanités numériques.

Grâce à une généreuse subvention de la Fondation Andrew W. Mellon, la FMSH cofinancera des projets de collaboration transatlantique dans le domaine des humanités numériques, et plus particulièrement de la « philologie numérique». À ce jour, les  financements dans ce domaine ont été surtout limités aux collaborations entre pays européens. En finançant les projets collaboratifs entre chercheurs américains et chercheurs européens, le programme FMSH-Mellon soutiendra les chercheurs qui veulent renouveler le domaine des études littéraires à travers les outils numériques. Le programme vise à permettre le partage des connaissances et des méthodes, la diffusion des bonnes pratiques et des outils communs, et à faire connaître le travail des chercheurs.

Le programme financera exclusivement les projets de collaboration transatlantique entre les universités américaines et européennes. Il cofinancera jusqu'à 55% du coût total du projet par an.

  • Appel 2015

    Dates importantes :

    • Date limite de soumission des dossiers : 30 avril 2015
    • Annonce des lauréats : Septembre 2015
    • Versement du financement : Octobre 2015

    Avant de soumettre le dossier, les candidats sont invités à prendre contact avec le secrétariat du programme à la FMSH à l’adresse mail suivante :

    Les candidats doivent consulter l'onglet Application process, en particulier la liste des documents à fournir, qui doivent être envoyés à en même temps que le formulaire de candidature est validé.

  • Core research topics

    Proposals should address the general problematics delineated by the following list of topics. This list is not exclusive, and other original topics in the fields of digital philology will be considered. Research in the new field will initially be developed along the following axes:

    The analysis of corpora

    Original tools for facilitating the analysis of corpora: technologies for text-mining, semantic searching, research into linguistic structures, and instruments for navigating corpora diverse types and sizes. These tools would, for example, support the comparison of various versions of a text, the detection of reused material drawn from other texts, the discovery of more subtle forms of correlation between texts, and the marking of linguistic and stylistic features.

    The critical electronic edition of a book

    Construction of a model for the critical electronic edition of a book, in TEI format, conducive to specific forms of qualitative analysis. The model book‘s apparatus would include tools for historical contextualization, such as knowledge bases and documents (wikis), for semantic indexation and for the automatic generation of links (linked data). This enhanced conception of the critical book would be anchored in an in-depth reflection on the specific forms and functions of its core components and on the future of academic publishing and thinking about digital libraries and the status of e-texts within them.

    Studies of networked contemporary literary life

    Studies of networked contemporary literary life using both quantitative (applying tools for the analysis of values and trends) and qualitative (organizing an ongoing seminar with current researchers, writers, bloggers and critics of the field) approaches.


    The principles of digital philology and digital humanities contribute to updating educational practices in High Schools and Universities in the fields of the humanities. Digital data and documents and their management and preservation with computational tools are fundamental for the achievement of the dissemination of e-learning practices.

  • Intellectual Property

    All tools will be documented and made available in open source formats and texts will be made available through a Creative Commons License. By sharing knowledge and tools, as well as developing common grounds for methodological and epistemological thinking, the Program aims at creating synergies between research programs in the field of digital analysis of literary corpora and digital publishing. The semantic context of the web involves a thorough reflection on the ontologies of digital texts.

  • Eligibility

    Grants are available to European and US universities willing to set up transatlantic collaborations. The competition is open to senior and junior researchers. The European groups will be asked to co-fund 45% of the total cost (total cost of the project can vary between $50,000 and  $100,000 per year. While the whole of Europe and North America is included in this call, priority will initially be accorded to applications originating in the U.S., France, Italy, Spain, Denmark, Sweden, Norway and Finland.  Expenses for which grant funds may be requested include the following:

    • Visiting lectureships
    • Doctoral and postdoctoral fellowships
    • International seminars, symposia
    • Honoraria, travel and meeting expenses
    • Publications

    Coverage of other expenses will be subject to negotiation with the FMSH.

  • Application Process

    Applications should be submitted on line and must include the following:

    Project title
    Duration (from 12 to 36 months)
    Completed application form dowloaded from the FMSH website
    Name and full coordinates of principal applicant(s) (up to three including the contact person);
    Executive Summary of Project (no more than 250 words)
    Proposal Narrative (no more than 6 pages) detailing:

    • Status of the relevant research field
    • Scientific context (national and international)
    • Objectives
    • Added value stemming from  the transatlantic collaboration
    • Interdisciplinarity
    • Projected outcomes
    • Justification for Requested Duration

    Estimated budget (in $) for the project,  itemized  by type of activities and per year  
    Letter of support (signed by a senior university administrator and/or institutional leader )
    CVs of primary project participants (1-2 pages and no more than 4 CVs total)
    Supporting materials (if relevant)

    Grantees must provide an annual report on their activities and an annual accounting of the funds expended.

    For projects lasting more than one year, grantees are to provide both annual reports and, at the end of the grant period, a final report that reviews the entire project.


    • Applications due – April 30th, 2015
    • Notification given – Septembre 2015
    • Grant period commences – October, 2015

    Before submitting a proposal, potential applicants are encouraged to contact the FMSH program secretary: 

    The documents should be sent to at the same time you complete the Application Form.

    Documents must be sent by e-mail to . No hard copies will be accepted.