Freedman Fellowships for Faculty

Freedman Fellowships

The Freedman Fellows Program is now accepting applications for the 2023-2024 academic year!

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

Applications are due by July 10, 2023. All potential applicants are strongly encouraged to schedule a consultation with members of the Digital Scholarship Team before submitting an application. To schedule a consultation, contact

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, the Lillian and Milford Harris Library, the Cleveland Health Sciences Library, and the Judge Ben C. Green Law Library.

View the 2022-2023 Freedman Fellows Forum

The 2022-2023 Freedman Faculty and Student Fellows presented progress and results on their digital scholarship projects at the 2023 Annual Freedman Fellows Forum on April 28th in the KSL Freedman Center Collaboration Commons.
Anastasia Dimitropoulos described working with Jared Bendis, Creative New Media Officer, to create a web-based platform used to train a variety of play facilitators to administer the PRETEND Program intervention, giving more families and clinicians access to one of the very few behavioral interventions for children with PWS (Prader-Willi Syndrome). George Blake's work to showcase Akron's Jazz history through ArcGIS mapping provides valuable historical context to local Jazz musicians and the impact of significant urban renewal.
To see more of the faculty and student projects, watch the 2022-2023 Freedman Fellow Forum recording on CWRU's YouTube channel!