ACLS Digital Extension Grants
Supporting digitally based research projects
The ACLS Digital Extension Grant program ran from 2016 through 2021 to support digitally based research projects in the humanities and interpretive social sciences. Supported by The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, the grants advanced the digital transformation of humanities scholarship by extending the reach of existing digital projects to new communities of users and by adding diversity to the digital record.
Over five years, the program supported 32 digital projects that advance inclusive scholarly practices and promote greater understanding of diverse human experiences through digital research. These projects include Ticha Project, a digital text explorer for Zapotec language texts created during the Mexican Colonial period; Black Book Interactive Project, the first searchable digital collection of previously unavailable African American novels; and New Storytellers: The Research Institute in Digital Ethnic Studies, which brought together scholars from Minority Serving Institutions, faculty and staff at the University of Nebraska, and guest presenters who collectively are deeply invested in using digital technologies to explore race, ethnicity, and social justice.