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2022 HASTAC Scholars Opportunity

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The NULab is happy to announce that we will again support up to five HASTAC scholars this year. Current Northeastern students are eligible to apply by emailing the details below to Sarah Connell (sa.connell@northeastern.edu) by September 26. Note that the application on the HASTAC site itself is not yet active for 2022—it should be available soon.

The HASTAC Scholars Program (https://www.hastac.org/initiatives/hastac-scholars) began in 2008 with a small pilot program, and has proven to be an amazingly energetic and successful program. Each scholar receives a small fellowship for their contribution, funded by their home institution. Previous Scholars have seen that being part of the program meant they would:

  • Participate in our annual University Worth Fighting For series (http://futuresinitiative.org/blog/2015/08/03/the-university-worth-fighting-for/)—online or in person
  • Blog about your own work and research projects, questions, ideas
  • Report on activities at your local institution and department
  • Share insights from conferences and performances
  • Network both online and at local meet-ups or conferences
  • Conduct interviews, book reviews, project reviews—your status as a HASTAC Scholar can give you a sense of standing to reach out to major people in your field!
  • Are you interested in a new tool or pedagogical idea? You could host a small video chat with other Scholars to work through how you can implement it!
  • Other ideas: Create an app, coordinate the development of a small DH project, work with your university library on a digitization project, etc.
  • In short: every student ends up being active in a different way. We are open to how you want to help build this community or develop a supportive community on your campus!

For more information on the application process, see: https://www.hastac.org/initiatives/hastac-scholars/apply-now-join-hastac-scholars.

The NULab (https://cssh.northeastern.edu/nulab/) will sponsor up to five HASTAC scholars this year. Please email the following to Sarah Connell (sa.connell@northeastern.edu) by September 26.

  1. Name
  2. Pronouns
  3. Title/Year (ex. 4th Year Graduate Student)
  4. Program/Department
  5. E-mail Address 
  6. Keywords of interests—no more than 5 (i.e. game studies, performance studies, pedagogy)
  7. Why are you applying to the program, and what will you bring to HASTAC Scholars? You can consider this a biography of sorts, where you should mention research projects and interests (including dissertation if applicable) and their HASTAC-related interests and work.
  8. During this unprecedented time of the Black Live Matter Movement, COVID-19 pandemic, and Climate Chaos how have you been working to respond to the challenges of our moment? 
  9. Describe some of your objectives, skills or accomplishments as they relate to your research interest and/or future career goals.
  10. How do you plan to participate in HASTAC Scholars?
    • Organize a local University Worth Fighting For workshop.
    • Organize a Digital Friday (webinar about your research topic or topic of interest).
    • Organize a meet-up at a major conference.
    • Organize a Twitter chat.
    • Other
  11. Provide more information about the option(s) you selected above. For example, if you selected Twitter chat or Digital Friday, what’s the topic and/or learning outcomes?
  12. What would you like to work on this year? What projects would you like to help organize? (i.e. a webinar, twitter chat about a tool/topic, a skillshare or unconference, a meet-up at a major conference)

Students accepted for funding by the NULab will then need to create HASTAC accounts and apply to the HASTAC Scholars program before their October 15 deadline. The full application details can be found here

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