Humanities and Cultural Studies – Digital: Research Opportunities, Method Development and Reflection Potentials

Screen with drawersSubject: Humanities and Cultural Studies; technical disciplines (focus computer science)

Funding Type: Research Projects
500,000 euros
3 years
Research institutes in Lower Saxony
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Target of the tender 

The humanities and cultural sciences are faced with the task of evaluating traditions, identities and cultural practices of communication with historical sensitivity and, in the light of the upheaval to digitize society, redefining the location. Against this background, the aim is to support new research opportunities resulting from the use of digital methods for humanities and cultural studies in innovative projects and to have the effects of digitization processes in science and culture comprehensively reflected in their effects. 

support program

The competition is aimed at the humanities and technical disciplines with a focus on computer science. Eligible to apply for a doctorate are universities of the state of Lower Saxony according to § 2 NHG, non-university research institutions, scientific libraries and archives as well as scientific museums and collections. In view of the relatively young field of research, young researchers can also be explicitly included. 

For more information on the terms and conditions of the invitation to tender and how to file an application, see Application  information  (pdf). Please also note our notes on frequently asked questions in the  FAQs (pdf). Applications are submitted in electronic form via the application portal.


This call for tender is financed in cooperation with the Lower Saxony Ministry for Science and Culture from the ” Lower Saxony advance ” of the Volkswagen Foundation. The “Niedersächsisches Vorab” only supports research projects at universities and scientific institutions in Lower Saxony.

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