Networking Archaeological Data
and Communities

An NEH Institute for Advanced Topics in the Digital Humanities

Call for Applicants

The Alexandria Archive Institute / Open Context (AAI/OC) is pleased to announce a call for participants for Networking Archaeological Data and Communities, an NEH-funded Institute for Advanced Topics in the Digital Humanities.

In virtual and in-person meetings over two years, participants in Networking Archaeological Data and Communities will bridge theoretical and practical aspects of data. We are seeking applicants that represent and serve underrepresented communities. We are particularly excited to encourage applications from graduate students, early career researchers, faculty, librarians, support staff, and public archaeologists who may not have access to these kinds of professional development resources through their own institutions.

What will participants want to come in with? Participants will develop ethical, feasible data management plans and to make progress on a digital research project for professional communication, public engagement, or instruction.

Participants will receive a modest stipend for their work during the virtual workshops; travel, accommodations, and per diem expenses will be covered by the Institute for the in-person programs. Moreover, participants will have access to mentorship from a cohort of expert Faculty, Advisors, and Core Team members.

Applicants who accept an offer to participate are expected to... Participants will be required to abide by the Principles of Civility for NEH Professional Development Programs. Participants will also be required to complete several assessment surveys throughout the institute.

To be considered for selection, applicants must submit a complete application.

The most important part of your application is your personal statement (two to three pages maximum, single-spaced), which you can upload in a later section of the Google Form. This personal statement should describe how you would benefit from the institute and sketch the data-driven, digital project you hope to work on while participating. While we don't expect applicants to have a fully drafted prospectus, we do want applicants to have some ideas. What kinds of data will you be working with? What kinds of questions will you be asking? Who is the audience for your project?

Applications must be completed and submitted no later than November 15, 2022. Questions about the application process can be directed to the Program Director, Leigh Anne Lieberman (

The application is open to archaeologists from a diverse range of disciplinary backgrounds. These may include graduate students, early career researchers, faculty, librarians, support staff, and public archaeologists.

Some slots will be reserved for ...

Individuals based in any country are welcome to apply, though the NEH Institutes for Advanced Topics in the Digital Humanities program focuses on scholars currently studying or employed at institutions in the United States. Thus, U.S. citizens and/or U.S.-based scholars will be given priority. International applicants and/or persons without a current U.S. visa should note that, for in-person meetings, a visa cannot be guaranteed.

and Criteria

and Acceptance

Applicants will be notified about decisions by December 10, 2022.

Successful applicants will have until December 31, 2022 to confirm their participation.

Any views, findings, conclusions, or recommendations expressed through this Institute do not necessarily represent those of the National Endowment for the Humanities.

For more information, please contact the Program Director, Leigh Anne Lieberman (