DML Research Associates Summer Institute 2012

11 Nov 2011 - 00:00

The Digital Media and Learning (DML) Research Hub invites advanced graduate students and postdoctoral scholars conducting research in the field of Digital Media and Learning to submit applications for the DML Research Associates Summer Institute to be held June 11-15, 2012, at Microsoft Research New England in Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA.

This one-week institute, which is hosted by danah boyd, will examine where innovation and public policy collide, and how this introduces new challenges and opportunities for those invested in digital media and learning.  The theme for this annual meeting will be "Thinking In and Out of the Box: How Innovation and Policy Shape Networked Learning."

Participants will have opportunities to engage with ? and be mentored by ?senior scholars working in the field. In partnership with Microsoft Research, the DML Research Hub will provide funding for up to 12 advanced graduate and current postdoctoral scholars to travel to the meeting (round-trip coach airfare, ground transportation), as well as meals, accommodation, and activities during the one-week summer institute.

We welcome applicants from all disciplines whose research touches on the issues related to DML, including social scientists, humanists, legal scholars, technologists, and education scholars.  We are looking to create a diverse cohort representing different experiences and perspectives.

Attached are the full details on the Summer Institute and how to apply. You can also visit for information. The application deadline is January 9, 2012; notifications of awards will be sent by February 13, 2012.

Any questions about the Summer Institute program or the application process may be sent to dmlhub [at]

To view exclusive interviews from the 2011 DML Summer Institute, visit the DML Research Hub's Vimeo channel: