Applications Open for Fox Center HASTAC Scholars Program 2020-2022

The Fox Center for Humanistic Inquiry (FCHI), in partnership with the Emory Center for Digital Scholarship (ECDS), is pleased to announce that applications are open for the 2020-2022 HASTAC Scholars Program (Humanities, Arts, Science, and Technology Alliance and Collaboratory). This two-year program encourages graduate students working at the intersection of technology and the arts, humanities and sciences to rethink pedagogy, learning, research, and academia for the digital age. Scholars can work on individual projects, or can propose a partnership with an office or organization engaged in research, public scholarship, or public outreach. The Fox Center will nominate up to two graduate students from the Laney Graduate School to the HASTAC Scholars Program; HASTAC scholars receive a $1000 Scholar’s stipend per year, a $1000 travel allowance to attend the annual HASTAC conference, and additional mentoring from ECDS and related institutions around Emory University. The informational flyer (linked below) and application form are available on the Fox Center homepage.

  • Deadline for Applications to the Fox Center: October 9, 2020
  • Deadline for Applications to HASTAC: October 15, 2020
  • Flyer: Information (PDF)

What do HASTAC Scholars actually do?

  • Participate online or in person in the annual University Worth Fighting For, a series of workshops that tie student-centered, engaged pedagogical practices to institutional change, race, equality, gender, and social justice
  • Write blog posts for about their own work and research projects, questions, ideas; report on research, teaching, publishing, and public-facing activities at their local institution and department; and share insights from conferences, presentations, workshops, and performances
  • Network through the HASTAC community both online and at local meet-ups or conferences
  • Fox Center HASTAC scholars will:
    • post at least two blog entries per semester to the HASTAC website
    • meet monthly with the Emory HASTAC scholars’ cohort
    • submit a brief report at the end of each year
    • be invited to attend workshops and roundtables hosted by the FCHI
    • have the opportunity to present their work at the Fox Center

For full information on the HASTAC Scholars Program, please see:


All students enrolled in the Laney Graduate School are eligible to apply. Preference will be given to students with a demonstrated interest in engaging technology in their research, pedagogy, or public practice.

Application Process:

The application process has two steps: First, initial applications are submitted to the FCHI. Second, candidates selected to move forward then submit applications to the HASTAC program.

Initial applications are due to the Fox Center via email to foxcenter [at] emory [dot] edu by 4pm on Friday, October 9, 2020.

Please include the following:

  • Application Sheet
  • a 200 word paragraph outlining your digital scholarship interests
  • a 400-word sample blog (examples)
  • a 2 page CV

Up to two applicants will be nominated from the FCHI to HASTAC. Applicants selected to move forward will then apply to the HASTAC Scholars program by October 15, 2020. Please note that in order to be considered by HASTAC, applicants must be registered as a HASTAC User.

Fox Center HASTAC Scholars work independently and design digital projects that support their research. Successful applicants will already have a clear articulation of technology within their research and teaching, as well as use digital media to present and amplify their work. Additionally, students may elect instead to design or support a digital project within a research or outreach project at Emory, or an external community, foundation, or civic group. Please contact the Fox Center for more information on embedding the scholarship within a specific track.

Announcements of Awards from HASTAC begin November 2020.

For more information, please contact:
Keith Anthony
Executive Director
Fox Center for Humanistic Inquiry
Email: keith [dot] anthony [at] emory [dot] edu

Dr. Kayla Shipp
Digital Scholarship Specialist
Emory Center for Digital Scholarship
Email: kshippk [at] emory [dot] edu