Today NEH Office of Digital Humanities and NEH Division of Research announced a new program to make outstanding digital humanities books widely available by funding the creation of open access monographs.
The Fellowships Open Book Program has several enhanced features, many of which were suggested by the field:
The program uses a simple, streamlined application process, making it easy for university presses and other eligible publishers to apply.
Under the terms of the award, publishers receive $5500 to offset costs of releasing an open access edition.
Of the total award, $500 is set aside as a royalty payment to the author(s).
The program will have three deadlines per year, so publishers can apply and hear back quickly.
Publishers can apply for the grant for forthcoming titles or titles that have been published within the past three years.
The FOBP is a partnership between the NEH’s Office of Digital Humanities and the Division of Research Programs. Details about the grant program can be found on the NEH website at https://www.neh.gov/grants/odh/FOBP.
WiDS Urbana-Champaign is an independent event organized by the National Center for Supercomputing Applications (NCSA) at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign to coincide with the annual Global Women in Data Science (WiDS) Conference held at Stanford University and an estimated 150+ locations worldwide. All genders are invited to attend WiDS regional events, which features outstanding women doing outstanding work.
The Illinois Innovation Prize (IIP) for $20,000 is awarded annually to a creative and passionate student working towards innovative solutions that could have a positive societal impact. Since 2007, $300,000 has been awarded to student innovators.
The new center will combine campus’ areas of expertise in engineering and agriculture to cement Illinois’ position as an innovator in this emerging field of agricultural technology, and develop solutions to agricultural problems that use digital technology.
You are invited to submit papers for the PEARC20 Conference – Catch the wave that will be held in Portland, July 26–30, 2020. Presentations may address any topic related to advanced research computing, but topics consistent with one or more of the following four technical tracks are of particular interest. Proposals may take several forms as indicated on the webpage.
XSEDE is now accepting Research Allocation Requests for the allocation period, January 1, 2020 to December 31, 2020. The submission period is from September 15, 2019 thru October 15, 2019. The XRAC panel will convene December 8-9, 2019 with notifications being sent by December 15, 2019. Please review the new XSEDE systems and important policy changes (see below) before you submit your allocation request through the XSEDE User Portal
High-performance computers have become essential to research in many disciplines across the Illinois campus, from astronomy to biology to chemistry on through the alphabet to zoology. The Illinois Campus Cluster is a campuswide resource that meets this need for research computing cycles. Find out how two Illinois researchers, Dr. Andre Schleife with the department of Materials Science and Engineering, and Dr. Julian Catchen with the School of Integrative Biology, are using the cluster to answers some fascinating research questions.
The VR@Illinois campus network, in partnership with the Virtual Reality Club at Illinois, presents: Virtual Reality (VR) Demo Day on Friday, August 30, 2019, from 1pm to 5pm.
Faculty, students, and staff are invited to join us at multiple sites across campus on VR Demo Day to explore how these technologies are being used in higher education. Visit each participating site to demo over ten different types of VR and AR headsets and experience immersive programs simulating archaeological digs, 3D anatomical pregnancy simulation, 3D art and modeling, 360 Videos, Google Earth, games, and more. Come and learn about what VR and AR resources are available to you across campus.
For more information on VR Demo Day, visit us online at: https://go.illinois.edu/VRDemoDay
Holly Bik and Titus Brown are continuing their exciting series of workshops focused on “Speeding up Science”. The second workshop will take place on October 23-25, 2019 at UC Davis, and travel funding for all accepted participants is being generously sponsored by the Moore Foundation.