Conference Bursary Awards

The Alliance of Digital Humanities Organizations (ADHO) makes bursary awards to students and young scholars who have submissions accepted for presentation at the annual Digital Humanities international conference. These awards are to encourage new contributions to scholarship in the digital humanities and to involve new participants in the application of information technology in humanities research. Both paper and poster submissions qualify for consideration.


The recipients receive an award of 500 GBP to help defray expenses incurred in attending the conference such as the conference registration, airline/train fare, lodging, and meals paid by the recipient. Certificates are presented at the Conference Banquet, which winners are invited to attend free of charge, as guests of ADHO. The funds will be transferred to the recipient’s bank account after the conference.


Authors who are currently-enrolled students are eligible for consideration as well as young scholars early in their career. This may include those who are new to the field of Digital Humanities or new to academia as well as those young in age. A participant in a multi-author paper or poster is eligible for an award providing they contribute substantially to the paper/poster. If two or more co-authors are qualified, they may make a joint application and share the award. Previous bursary winners are not eligible.


Winners are chosen by a review panel constituted by the ADHO Standing Committee on Awards, based on the applicants’ submission abstracts and information from an Application email. The web form used in previous years is defunct and must not be used. All applications must be sent by email. The panel may also request additional documentation to support the application or prove eligibility, when necessary.

View the latest call and the list of previous winners of the Conference Bursary Awards.