Work with the DHIL: Digital Humanities Innovation Lab (DHIL)

Digital Humanities research support 

DHIL offers a range of support to SFU researchers.

1) Consultations

We provide consultation sessions (approx ~1-1.5 hours) to SFU researchers related to their digital research, technical questions, and grant proposals.

The DHIL team will be available for consultations by appointment. To schedule a consultation, please complete the Consultation request form.

2) Digital project support

The DHIL offers SFU researchers support for their digital projects. We consider proposals on an ongoing basis and have project intakes twice a year. The proposal deadline for the Fall 2021/Winter 2022 project intake is October 8th, 2021 at 11:59PM.

To propose a project for DHIL Digital Project Support please complete the following steps:

  • Book an informal consultation with the DHIL by appointment. To schedule a consultation, please complete the Consultation request form.
  • Complete a Project proposal form. All proposals will be peer-reviewed by the DHIL lab team and, as appropriate, DHIL advisors. 

If the DHIL has the resources to support your proposed project, we will schedule a formal consultation to develop a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU), a plan for working together, and for the submission of a final project report. This process may also include a plan for the preparation of a data management plan and project documentation. 

3) Continuing project support

If you have a subsequent phase of an existing project supported by the DHIL, researchers are eligible for Continuing Project Support depending on the resources of the lab.

To discuss the Continuing Project Support you request from the DHIL, please complete the Consultation request form.

4) Exploratory work

We also offer SFU researchers opportunities to undertake small-scale exploratory research with support from members of the DHIL team (up to 10 hours per researcher per semester). This work might involve identifying best tools or methods for your digital research, working with an API, assistance with data visualisations, data collection methods and markup, or working with a new digital tool or publishing platform, etc. Our ability to undertake this work depends on overall DHIL workload and resources.

To discuss the Exploratory Work you wish to undertake with the DHIL, please complete the Consultation request form.

5) Research-integrated training

We offer SFU researchers research-integrated training with members of the DHIL team (up to 10 hours per researcher per semester). This training might provide orientation to specific digital tools, training in web technologies, instruction to small research-project teams, data collection methods and markup, or connection to other expertise on campus, etc. Our ability to undertake this work depends on overall DHIL workload and resources.

To discuss the Research-Integrated Training you wish to undertake with the DHIL, please complete the Consultation request form.

6) Course-integrated training

We offer course-integrated training to SFU instructors (up to 10 hours per instructor per semester). This work might involve working with an instructor to co-teach a digital tool or platform in a class, discuss SFU’s open-access policies, offer input on digital assignments and protocols, etc. Our ability to undertake this work depends on overall DHIL workload and resources.

To discuss the Course-Integrated Training support you request from the DHIL, please complete the Consultation request form. Requests submitted prior to teaching semester will be given priority.

NB. the DHIL, Library Research Commons, and SFU’s Big Data also offer digital skills training workshops throughout the year.