Overview

The Cambridge Digital Humanities Academic Visitor programme enables a select number of researchers and students from all over the world to spend time in Cambridge working on Digital Humanities.

We assess applications by fit with our research priorities and in relation to our capacity to host. We assess self-funded visits once a term and visits written into funding applications on a rolling basis.

There are several routes to visit CDH:

 

Visiting Students

Visiting Students are postgraduate students pursuing doctoral research and have permission from their university to come to Cambridge to enrich their studies. Visiting Student status is usually given for up to two terms – Michaelmas (October–December), Lent (January–March) or Easter (April–June). However, Visiting Students cannot stay for the whole year without being formally registered with the University.

We charge all Visiting Students a fee of £720 (inclusive of VAT) per University term for the use of the University facilities. Visitors are set up with an email account; have access to workspace facilities and the University Computing Service Public Workstations; as well as use of the University Library and an invitation to attend some research seminars and lectures. Applications are reviewed termly by the CDH Academic Visitor Committee, and approval is needed before a visit can commence.

Visiting Students are expected to meet the University’s standard English language requirements for PhD students.

Once approved, Visiting Students will be issued with a Student Visitor’s Agreement. This should be signed by the student visitor, their home institution and the Director of Cambridge Digital Humanities.

Visiting Students who are not EEA nationals and subject to immigration control will need to be issued with appropriate visa supporting documentation once the Student Visitor Agreement has been signed and returned. If an intended visit is six months or less, the student will require a short-term study visa.


How to apply

To apply, please email us with:

  • A brief curriculum vitae (no more than three pages).
  • The dates you would like to visit.
  • A covering letter stating why you wish to come to Cambridge.
  • An outline of the research you propose to conduct while you are here (two pages maximum).
  • The name of the member of staff at Cambridge who you would like to sponsor your visit.
  • A letter of recommendation from your university supervisor or head of department stating the reasons why it would be helpful for you to spend some time in Cambridge. For Visiting Students this letter must confirm that the period in Cambridge contributes to the degree you are registered for at your home institution.

Please merge all the documents into a single PDF file and email it to admin@cdh.cam.ac.uk.

Cambridge Digital Humanities does not have funds to support Academic Visitors, and Visitors are responsible for organising their own accommodation while in Cambridge.

Please note that applications will be judged strictly on academic merit.

If you have any questions, please contact: admin@cdh.cam.ac.uk


Deadlines

We evaluate applications three times per academic year. The upcoming deadlines are:

  • 6 January 2023 for visits beginning April/May 2023
  • 21 April 2023 for visits beginning October 2023
  • 6 October 2023 for visits beginning January 2024

All visits will be subject to UK travel advice and University guidance.


 

 

Visiting Scholars (self-funded)

We are able to give the title Visiting Scholar to those who are already engaged in an academic career and who are employed by a higher education institution. Such a person will normally have a PhD and will probably wish to come to Cambridge for part or the whole of a sabbatical leave to work on material available here in Cambridge or to engage with Cambridge research projects. Anything from a month to two terms is possible. However, applications for longer than two terms are rare, and special permission will be required.

We charge self-funded Visiting Scholars a fee of £720 (inclusive of VAT) per University term for the use of the University facilities. Visitors are set up with an email account; have access to workspace facilities and the University Computing Service Public Workstations; as well as use of the University Library and an invitation to attend some research seminars and lectures. Applications are reviewed termly by the CDH Academic Visitor Committee, and approval is needed before a visit can commence.


How to apply

To apply, please email us with:

  • A brief curriculum vitae (no more than three pages).
  • The dates you would like to visit.
  • A covering letter stating why you wish to come to Cambridge.
  • An outline of the research you propose to conduct while you are here (two pages maximum).
  • The name of the member of staff at Cambridge who you would like to sponsor your visit.
  • A letter of recommendation from your university supervisor or head of department stating the reasons why it would be helpful for you to spend some time in Cambridge.

Please merge all the documents into a single PDF file and email it to admin@cdh.cam.ac.uk.

Cambridge Digital Humanities does not have funds to support Academic Visitors, and Visitors are responsible for organising their own accommodation while in Cambridge.

Please note that applications will be judged strictly on academic merit.

If you have any questions, please contact: admin@cdh.cam.ac.uk


Deadlines

We evaluate applications three times per academic year. The upcoming deadlines are:

  • 6 January 2023 for visits beginning April/May 2023
  • 21 April 2023 for visits beginning October 2023
  • 6 October 2023 for visits beginning January 2024

All visits will be subject to UK travel advice and University guidance.

Visiting Fellows

Visiting Fellowships are usually undertaken during sabbatical leave from permanent positions in universities or other research institutions.

CDH is keen to support a select number of researchers in their applications for visiting fellowships so that they may spend time at CDH to further their digital humanities research.

If you are are interested in applying for a visiting fellowship, please contact the CDH Programme Manager, Sarah Williams (sw587@cam.ac.uk), with details of the scheme, application deadline and an overview of the research project you would like to undertake with us. We cannot support applications at short notice, so please allow plenty of time so we can evaluate your project and relevance to CDH.

Information on some of the schemes on offer can be found here:

Leverhulme Visiting Professorships
Leverhulme Study Abroad Studentships
British Academy Visiting Fellowships
British Academy Wolfson Fellowships
Marie Sklodowska-Curie Actions

Cambridge Digital Humanities

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