Digital Studies Fellows Application

Each year, the DSC invites applications for Digital Studies Fellowships. Fellows commit to teaching one course in the Digital Studies program while also pursuing a research project. The DSC welcomes applications from those both within and outside of Rutgers University-Camden. Residency is not required, and fellows can propose online courses. Fellows teach a single course during the academic year and attend monthly meetings (either in person or via video chat) during which they workshop research and creative projects with the Director, the Associate Director, and other fellows. The DSC is open to a broad range of projects and courses, and you can see what kinds of projects have been funded by reading about the 2016-17 fellows.

Applications for the 2017-18 academic year are due April 15, 2017.

For more information contact Jim Brown at

Research Plan

Fellows are awarded a $3,000 stipend to support a research project that they will work on during their fellowship. Projects must be completed during the academic year, and fellows can work on new or existing projects. Fellows commit to making a research presentation and to attending three monthly meetings, which they can attend virtually or in person. Research presentations can take a number of forms. Fellows might give a talk that discusses the progress they have made during the semester, or they might conduct a workshop on a tool or method they are using in the research project. In your research proposal (1500 words maximum), please summarize and describe the research project you would like to pursue as a DS fellow, explain how you would use your time, detail any software or hardware you might need to complete your research (while your stipend can be used for purchases, it is also possible that the DSC already has access to this technology), and explain how you plan to share your research with the Rutgers-Camden community.

Digital Studies Course Proposal

Fellows teach one course in the Digital Studies program. If necessary, courses taught by fellows will be taught under the DS 301 course number, “Special Topics in Digital Studies.” Rutgers-Camden faculty can teach courses under their department’s name and number, and the DSC can cross-list the course with DH. Fellows who are not Rutgers-Camden faculty are paid for one course as Part-Time Faculty, and this amount is separate from the research stipend. The Digital Studies Program allows undergraduates to develop competencies at the intersection of digital media and the arts and sciences. The program fosters critical and practical engagement with digital media technologies in relation to all departments across the College of Arts and Sciences. To be counted as a Digital Studies elective, courses must do at least one of the following:

  • Integrate digital media as tools for research and dissemination in traditional scholarship.
  • Examine cultural, social, ethical, or theoretical implications of new media technologies.
  • Apply digital technologies to practical applications involving problem-based learning.
  • Develop knowledge and skills in new media and multimedia composition.

In the form below please describe your proposed DS course. Please be as specific as possible.