Digital Pedagogy Lab 2018 will take place July 30 – August 3 at the University of Mary Washington in Fredericksburg, VA. This year, we hope to include more voices than ever, from every level of education, interculturally, and internationally. The 2018 event will include short one-day tracks, workshops, opportunities for small groups to meet, discuss, and strategize, and more.
Because the success of Digital Pedagogy Lab depends on its participants, we will be supporting more fellowships than in any previous year. Fellowships include registration fees, a $1,000 USD stipend to help defray the costs of travel and lodging, and the opportunity to present a 75-minute workshop, or to lead discussion in other ways.
Today, we are opening applications for our 2018 fellowships. Applications are due by December 31, 2017 and fellowships will be awarded no later than January 15, 2018.
As we did in 2017, we are offering these fellowships to people from communities whose voices are not always heard in education. This is an invitation to perspectives not always visible at other academic and technology conferences. Digital Pedagogy Lab was built as a welcoming, affirming environment, and we acknowledge that, in order to keep it that way, we must make an active effort to keep the doors open wide. Because this is what scholarly, pedagogical, collaborative work should look like.
And so to that end, we invite applications from communities that include Black educators, Latinx educators, Indigenous people, people with disabilities, neurodivergent folks, LGBTQ people, women, and nonbinary people, first generation students (undergraduate or graduate) and scholars, educators from outside the U.S. and non-Western countries, among others. If you have been silenced, if you have not been given space to present your ideas and insights, then please consider applying for a 2018 fellowship.
The application is quick and easy. Applications will be evaluated by the 2018 Digital Pedagogy Lab advisory board, and awarded before registration goes live in late January 2018. And once again, the application deadline is December 31, 2017.
In past years, we’ve been able to offer up to seven fellowships. This year, we hope to offer more than this; but our ability to offer these fellowships depends a great deal on contributions from individuals, organizations, and institutions. If you or your organization would like to help support Digital Pedagogy Lab fellowships this year or next, please e-mail Sean Michael Morris, Director, at DPL@umw.edu.
Apply for a Fellowship before December 31, 2017