2020-21 Duckworth Scholars Studio Graduate Extern Program

The Loretta C. Duckworth Scholars Studio (LCDSS) of Temple University Libraries, in collaboration with the Tyler School of Art and Architecture, invites applications for the LCDSS Graduate Extern Program for the next academic year.

The Graduate Extern Program offers full-time support to graduate students for two semesters, including a stipend, fees, benefits, and one tuition credit. Students work 20 hours per week in the LCDSS. Half of their time is dedicated to their own research or creative project. The remainder of the time, they assist the LCDSS as needed. Externs meet monthly with the Faculty Fellows as a works-in-progress group.

Applicants should outline a research or creative project involving the use of computational methods. This might include e.g. approaches from the Digital Humanities, 3D printing, VR environments, or the use of games and gaming for teaching and research.

Applicants must be current Tyler graduate students in good standing.

Applications will be reviewed by an interdisciplinary group of faculty and librarians. Award decisions are based on the promise of the project, its relevance to your own research/creative work, its methodology, scope, conceptual framework, and the ability of the LCDSS to address the project’s needs. For past and ongoing projects see the blogposts here.

Deadline to apply is Thursday, January 30.

To apply please submit

  • A project statement (4 pages double-spaced, plus a bibliography or illustrations, if needed) describing:
    1. How will the project advance your dissertation or thesis?
    2. What digital material do you want to work with, and where will it come from?
    3. What digital tools do you imagine using?
    4. What past digital projects similar to yours are there?
  • A current C.V. that details relevant skills

Send application materials before the deadline to bingenheimer@temple.edu. Applicants may consult with the LCDSS in advance of applying.

Please direct all questions about the award to: Prof. Marcus Bingenheimer, LCDSS Academic Director