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Grants to USA Nonprofits, IHEs, Agencies, and Tribes for Research Addressing the Effects of Technology on Society

Dangers and Opportunities of Technology: Perspectives from the Humanities

GrantWatch ID# 205831
Agency: Federal

Funding Source
National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) - Office of Digital Humanities (ODH)
CFDA Number: 45.169
Funding or PIN Number: 20230202-DOI-DOC
Array ( [0] => American Samoa (USA); [1] => Guam (USA); [2] => Puerto Rico (USA); [3] => Virgin Islands (USA); [4] => Northern Mariana Islands (USA); )

Geographic Focus
USA Territories: American Samoa (USA);   Guam (USA);   Puerto Rico (USA);   Virgin Islands (USA);   Northern Mariana Islands (USA);
USA Compact Free Associations:The Federated States of Micronesia (USA)   Marshall Islands (USA)   Republic of Palau (USA)

Important Dates
Conference Date: 10/20/22
Deadline: 02/02/23 11:59 PM ET

Grant Description
Grants to USA nonprofit organizations, agencies, IHEs, and Native American tribal governments for research addressing the effects of technology on society. Applicants are advised that required registrations may take up to one month to complete. Funding is intended for humanistic research that examines the relationship between technology and society. NEH is particularly interested in projects that examine current social and cultural issues that are significantly shaped by technology.

NEH invites projects that link their research to compelling social issues where technology plays a key role. Projects may address a wide range of topics, such as:

  • Climate change
  • Racial justice
  • Social media, disinformation, and the democratic process
  • Medical technologies
  • Wealth inequality
  • Data privacy and ethics of algorithms
  • Cryptocurrencies and nonfungible tokens (NFTs)
  • Supply chains and infrastructure
  • Educational technologies
  • Streaming economy (e.g., music, television, film)

The DOT program can support activities such as:

  • Course releases
  • Research assistance
  • Research travel
  • Community partner participation
  • Conducting studies or interviews
  • Convenings
  • Data collection and analysis
  • Eperiments or prototyping
  • Designing curricular materials
  • Development or production of articles, books, documentary films, web sites, or other forms of intellectual output

Project categories:

  • Projects led by a single researcher: Projects in this category will be led by a single project director with an institutional affiliation who will set the research agenda. Other personnel, including students, may carry out some activities.
  • Projects led by collaborative teams: Projects in this category will be led by two or more project directors (co-directors), each contributing equally to the research agenda(s). Co-project directors may be independent scholars. Other personnel, including students or staff from community organizations, can also be involved in carrying out some of the work.


  • City or township governments
  • County governments
  • Native American tribal governments (Federally recognized)
  • Nonprofits having a 501(c)(3) status with the IRS, other than institutions of higher education
  • Private institutions of higher education
  • Public and State controlled institutions of higher education
  • Others (see text field entitled "Additional Eligibility Criteria" for clarification)
  • Special district governments
  • State governments

Additional Criteria for Eligibility
Individuals and other organizations, including foreign and for-profit entities, are ineligible.

Awards made under this notice may not be used for the following purposes:
• Undergraduate or graduate course development (see Related funding opportunities)
• Attendance at recurring or established conferences or professional meetings, unless to disseminate project-related findings
• Projects in which more than 2/3 of direct costs are for equipment, materials, and supplies (such as to outfit a digital humanities lab or makerspace)
• Promotion of a particular political, religious, or ideological point of view
• Advocacy of a particular program of social or political action
• Support of specific public policies or legislation
• Lobbying
• Projects that fall outside of the humanities; the creation or performance of art; creative writing, autobiographies, memoirs, and creative nonfiction; policy studies; and social science research that does not address humanistic questions and/or utilize humanistic methods

Pre-Application Information
- Application available September 21, 2022
- Deadline February 2, 2023 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time
- Expected notification date August 31, 2023
- Project start date October 1, 2023 January 1, 2024

NEH recommends you submit your application 48 hours prior to the deadline so that you have time to correct any technical errors eGMS has notified you of or that you have discovered.

Ensure your and registrations and passwords are current. It may take up to one month to register with and

Institutions may apply for and hold more than one of these awards simultaneously. However, individuals may serve as project directors or co-directors for only one application to this program per deadline.

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Additional Funding Information

Estimated Total Program Funding:


Number of Grants
Approximately 9-12 awards

Estimated Size of Grant
- Up to $75,000 for projects led by a single researcher
- Up to $150,000 for projects led by a collaborative team

Term of Contract
Period of performance: Up to 24 months. Projects must start between October 1, 2023, and January 1, 2024.

Contact Information
Office of Digital Humanities
National Endowment for the Humanities
400 Seventh Street, SW
Washington, DC 20506
Office of Digital Humanities
National Endowment for the Humanities
400 Seventh Street, SW
Washington, DC 20506

For assistance in registering with or submitting your application through, contact Applicant Support at: Applicant Support
Telephone: 1-800-518-4726
International Calls: +1-606-545-5035

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