Apply now for the 2024-25 Freedman Faculty Fellowship!

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The Freedman Fellows Program is now accepting applications from full-time faculty for the 2024-2025 academic year. 

The Freedman Fellows Program, which is administered and supported by the Digital Scholarship team in Kelvin Smith Library, has provided more than $260,000 in targeted funding to advance digital scholarship research, teaching, and learning at Case Western Reserve University. In addition to financial support, awardees also receive year-long project guidance and collaboration from experts with the Digital Scholarship and Research and Engagement Services teams at KSL.

Freedman Faculty Fellowships are open to all current CWRU faculty, researchers, and instructors from all campus departments to support the planning and development of digital scholarship projects and instruction. For examples of some past projects, please visit this page. Applicants may request funding amounts up to $15,000. Awarded amounts may vary depending on the scope of the project and number of applicants.

Digital Scholarship projects from all academic disciplines are welcome and encouraged. This year, the fellowship selection committee is especially interested in pursuing projects that integrate issues relating to Artificial Intelligence and/or its related concepts in academic research or teaching (GANs, LLMs, ML, etc.). In addition, projects that incorporate the study or advancement of issues related to marginalized populations or other issues related to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion will receive special attention from the selection committee.

Submit your application by June 30, 2024. All potential applicants are strongly encouraged to schedule a consultation with members of the Digital Scholarship Team before submitting an application by emailing

The Freedman Fellows Program is generously funded by the Freedman Fellows Endowment, established by Samuel B. and Marian K. Freedman, and supported by the Kelvin Smith Library.