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MITH offers a fellowship opportunity, the Winnemore Digital Humanities Dissertation Fellowship Program, which is awarded periodically.

The Clara and Robert Vambery Distinguished Professor of Comparative Studies award is offered by the Comparative Literature Department, with MITH as a collaborator. Those candidates selected for the Vambery Distinguished Professorship who propose projects involving digital media are eligible to become MITH Vambery Fellows.

Winnemore Digital Humanities Dissertation Fellows Program

Periodically, MITH provides support to a graduate student whose dissertation engages the intersections between new media and the traditional concerns of the Arts and Humanities, offering a stipend equivalent to a year-long Graduate Assistantship, including tuition and remission. The successful applicant also receives server space, consultations on the dissertation work, and technical support when needed.

Eligibility

Graduate students, from any part of the University, must be enrolled in a Ph.D. or MFA program and agree not to accept any other form of financial support from the University or other fellowships of $2,000 or more during the term for which this fellowship is awarded.

Fellows are expected to be in-residence throughout the duration of their fellowship, will be provided with space in MITH to conduct their work, and will have access to MITH’s collective expertise in the form of consultations as requested. Winnemore Fellows will be expected to attend MITH events, participate in development opportunities, and be engaged with the digital humanities more broadly. By the end of the fellowship, we expect fellows to have made significant progress towards the completion of their dissertation.

Selection Process

A committee composed of MITH staff will judge applications and consideration will be given to the extent to which new media and digital technologies are a part of the research plan and/or the pedagogical methodology being developed. Proposals should specify how a Winnemore fellowship would be crucial to the dissertation’s development.

Clara and Robert Vambery Distinguished Professor of Comparative Studies

In December 1996 the Clara and Robert Vambery Fund was established to honor the memory of Clara Vambery and the significant achievements of Robert Vambery, the dramaturge for the original production of Bertoldt Brecht’s Three Penny Opera, who made substantial contributions to the history of German drama and had an abiding interest in the use of music in the theater. The Clara and Robert Vambery Fund provides for appointment of a Clara and Robert Vambery Distinguished Professor of Comparative Studies.

Faculty recipients of the Clara and Robert Vambery Distinguished Professor of Comparative Studies are selected on the basis of demonstrated work in European and American comparative literary studies in print, in film, or in other newly discovered technological forms. Those candidates selected for the Vambery Distinguished Professorship who propose projects involving digital media are eligible to become MITH Vambery Fellows and receive MITH workspace and consultation.

Eligibility

Affiliates of the Program in Comparative Literature, and Core Faculty Members are eligible to apply for the Vambery Award. Winners of the Vambery Professorship may not reapply for three years after having won the award. In other words, it is only possible to be named a Vambery Distinguished Professor once every four years.

Selection Process

The Vambery Distinguished Professor will be selected every spring by a committee of three: The Director of Graduate Studies of Comparative Literature, and the two Vambery Distinguished Professors immediately preceding the current cycle. Calls for applications will be issued through the Comparative Literature Department   sjelen@umd.edu.