Carnegie Mellon University
December 18, 2014

Andrew W. Mellon Foundation Grants Carnegie Mellon $2 Million to Transform Graduate Education in Humanities

The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation has awarded Carnegie Mellon University a five-year, $2 million grant to use technology-enhanced learning (TEL) to transform and enhance graduate education in the humanities. With a well-established legacy of pioneering TEL and through its Simon Initiative, a strategic, university-wide initiative to use TEL to improve learning outcomes for all students, Carnegie Mellon is uniquely positioned to advance digital scholarship and TEL in the humanities.

The new grant will primarily involve the Dietrich College's English, History, Modern Languages, and Philosophy departments. All humanities Ph.D. students and interested faculty will be trained to take advantage of the benefits technology offers through intensive, weeklong summer courses aimed at providing basic literacy. Fellowships will be available to Ph.D. students who wish to pursue a thesis that centrally involves digital humanities or TEL.

For more information, read the press release.