The American Council of Learned Societies (ACLS) is pleased to announce the recipients of the 2021 ACLS Digital Extension Grants.

The Digital Extension Grant program supports collaborative, team-based humanities and interpretive social sciences projects that advance inclusive scholarly practices and promote greater understanding of diverse human experiences through digital research. The grants of up to $150,000 are also designed to extend the reach of established digital initiatives to new communities of users. The program is made possible by a grant from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.

“Digital projects in the humanities uncover and provide access to collections and materials that might have been hidden from sight or not even considered worthy of collecting,” said ACLS Vice President James Shulman. “We’re excited to see how this year’s Digital Extension awardees contribute to forward-looking work that builds fields and scholars’ careers, and will shape the scholarship of tomorrow.”

The projects awarded grants this year will bring together scholars working at a range of institutions of higher education, including small liberal arts colleges, regional comprehensives, research universities, and historically Black colleges and universities.

This year’s grantees are: