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2019-2020 Newcomb Digital Research Internship Program Faculty - Call for Proposals

Faculty & Staff Proposal Application Requirements

Newcomb College Institute calls for the proposals of Digital Scholarship and Digital Media projects to sponsor. If selected, the Digital Research Internship Scrum team (a pre-selected group of undergraduates) will work on your project during the 2019-2020 year.  The team will work on each selected-project for five hours a week and provide tech support.  

The Scrum Model: To model standards in the technology industry, interns work on a scrum team, an agile framework. The team works together on multiple projects at a time. The week-to-week workflows are managed by NCI's Manager of Technology Initiatives. Before the fall semester, Faculty, with the help of the Manager of Technology Initiatives, will create a project plan (a syllabus), that will inform the work that interns will work towards each week. During the meetings, the product developer intern serves as the faculty's voice. The product developer will continuously communicate with the faculty member about the team's progress. Faculty will be invited throughout the semester to join the team meetings and open houses.  

Eligibility - Tulane faculty, graduate student, or staff who incorporates or wants to incorporate computing into their research.  

Evaluation Criteria - The project proposal must meet the one or more of the digital research criteria listed below, as defined from the National Endowment for the Humanities:

  • “creating or enhancing experimental, computationally-based methods or techniques that contribute to the humanities [or the sciences]”; 
  • “pursuing scholarship that examines the history, criticism, and philosophy of digital culture and its impact on society, or explores the philosophical or practical implications and impact of digital humanities [or digital sciences] in specific fields or disciplines; or”
  • “revitalizing and/or recovering existing digital projects that promise to contribute substantively to scholarship, teaching, or public knowledge of the humanities [or sciences].”
     

Additional Considerations -  Faculty and staff must be willing to:

  • work within the Scrum model framework. 
  • work with the product developer by providing feedback and answering any questions. 
  • collaborate with the Manager of Technology Initiatives to write a syllabus/project plan with goals, objectives, deadlines and a sustainability plan. The project plan will be due by the first day of Fall classes.    
  • allow NCI to promote the project and interns' work through a digital poster and write-ups shared on social media and the Technology and Gender journal. 
  • provide acknowledgment of Newcomb College Institute in any publications and websites relating to the project. 
  • contribute a short academic blog-like reflection or testimonial about your project or be willing to be interviewed about the project for the NCI's undergraduate flipbook by April 1, 2020. 

Proposals Due: March 15

For more information, contact:
Jacquelyne Thoni Howard
Manager of Technology Initiatives | Newcomb College Institute
jhoward8@tulane.edu


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