How to Apply

Digital Bryn Mawr Seed Grant Application

Application Instructions

  • The application form asks you for information about your project goals and activities and your anticipated budget and timeline. You can preview all of the application questions here.
  • Graduate students should secure support of their advisors prior to submitting proposals. 
  • Applicants are strongly advised to consult with a LITS staff member relevant to the proposal prior to submission. If you are not already working with someone, please schedule a Digital Bryn Mawr grant consultation or contact any member of the Teaching, Learning and Research (TLR) Leadership team, who serve as the reviewing committee.
  • Proposals related to professional development opportunities and co-sponsorship of events can be submitted and will be reviewed on a rolling basis.
  • All other proposals will be reviewed twice annually, on Oct. 15 and March 15. 
  • Applicants will be notified of decisions within 30 days of the deadline.

What These Grants Can Support

Digital Bryn Mawr Project Grants may be used to support professional development opportunities; curricular development; symposia or other events; and teaching, learning, or research-focused projects, including digital scholarship projects. Proposals can be used to request LITS staff time and expertise in addition to monetary support. 

Fundable activites include, but are not limited to:

  • hiring undergraduate or graduate student assistants
  • software, courseware, or hardware for pilot projects
  • outside contractor services
  • related professional development (e.g., workshops, training courses, or conference participation)
  • sponsorship or co-sponsorship campus events related to digital technology and teaching, learning, or research (e.g. hosting symposia or guest speakers)
  • experiential educational trips for courses
  • research activities conducted during sabbaticals (not to be used for compensation)

These grants cannot be used for:

  • on-going funding for software and hardware beyond a pilot phase
  • stipends (including summer salary) for the proposer
  • course buyouts or releases

Post-Award Information and Requirements

Successful applicants for project grants are required to:

  • Collaborate with members of Library and Information Technology Services (LITS).
  • Allow LITS to publish brief descriptions of the project and the names of project team members.
  • Share experiences with your colleagues and/or the Bryn Mawr College community through college events (e.g. Tech Talks, Works in Progress lunches, Colloquium for Visual Culture, Blended Learning in the Liberal Arts Conference, Digital Scholarship Communities of Learning, departmental lecture series, etc.).
  • Submit updates each semester and a final, short report [link coming soon].
  • Be open to future participation in the further development of the digital pedagogy and scholarship community at Bryn Mawr by serving as a mentor or collaborator for other faculty, staff, and graduate students and/or by assuming leadership roles in college committees and programs relevant to digital scholarship and pedagogy.

Reviewing Committee (TLR Leadership Team)

Proposals are reviewed by Teaching, Learning and Research Leadership team within LITS. Please feel free to contact any member of the committee with any questions you may have.

  • Gina Siesing, Chief Information Officer and Director of Libraries
  • Jenny Spohrer, Director of Educational and Scholarly Technology
  • Eric Pumroy, Seymour Adelman Director of Special Collections
  • Camilla MacKay, Director of Library Research and Instructional Services and Scholarly Communications Librarian
  • Alice McGrath, Digital Scholarship Specialist
  • Dave Consiglio, Director of Assessment, Learning Spaces and Special Projects

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