Fellowship Program

IU HTRC Curriculum Development Fellowship

2023–24 Fellows

  • André De Tienne
  • Eric MacPhail
  • Rebecca Shrum
  • Nicolas Valazza

Program description

The HathiTrust Research Center (HTRC) enables computational analysis of the HathiTrust corpus which includes more than 17 million digitized books from libraries around the world. It is a collaborative research center launched jointly by Indiana University and the University of Illinois, along with HathiTrust, to help meet the technical challenges researchers face when dealing with massive amounts of digital text. HTRC builds tools and services for scholars to perform research using HathiTrust data.

The HTRC Curriculum Development Fellowship Program is sponsored by the Pervasive Technology Institute and provides a semester-long opportunity for faculty to learn to integrate HathiTrust Research Center text data mining tools into their curriculum and work with students. Fellows will attend a virtual workshop to learn more about the HathiTrust collection and the HathiTrust Research Center tools and will participate in one-on-one consultations with HTRC staff throughout the program. All educational materials developed through the program will be openly licensed and made available for reuse by other educators on the HTRC website.


Faculty Fellows will be provided a stipend of $2000, paid into a university account for conference travel and teaching/research support. Selected projects will receive half of the awarded money after faculty have completed the Fall 2023 workshop and consultation and half when the project is completed in Spring 2024.


  • Open to all Indiana University full-time faculty, regardless of rank, discipline, or campus.
  • Faculty members from all disciplines and at all levels of experience with digital text analysis are welcome to apply.
  • Applicants must have a course in mind that will incorporate HathiTrust data mining tools.


  • A maximum of 5 faculty members will be selected to participate.
  • Applications will be reviewed by HTRC and HathiTrust staff.

Deliverables and timeline

  • Proposal: The program will begin accepting applications on Friday, May 5, 2023.
  • Applications are due on Monday, May 22, 2023.
  • Awarded proposals will be announced on Friday, June 2, 2023.
  • Workshops and consultations will be scheduled for Fall 2023 in consultation with participants, with course implementation by Spring 2024.
  • Final deliverables will be due in Spring 2024.
  • Please reach out to htrc-help@hathitrust.org if you have any questions about the application process.

Apply for the fellowship

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