The HASTAC Scholars Program 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.
HASTAC Scholars participate in the program for two years and receive an honorarium of $300. The NULab can typically offer honoraria for 3 to 5 HASTAC Scholars each year. The internal application for NULab funding is due in late September. 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. Current Northeastern graduate and undergraduate students are eligible to apply.
Previous Scholars have seen that being part of the program meant they would:
- Participate in the annual University Worth Fighting For series—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 the HASTAC site.