Scholar Sprints @ U-M library

Thank you for your interest in Scholar Sprints.

The current application period is now closed.

Ready. Set. Sprint!

Scholar Sprints offer U-M faculty, instructors, graduate students and research fellows the opportunity to partner with a team of U-M Library experts on a mini-project over the course of a week, August 20-23, 2018.

The intent is for the sprint team to work intensely for that period of time, and to produce a tangible product or outcome.

This program is aimed at fostering engaging and equitable collaborations. Each member of the team will bring unique ideas, creativity, and expertise that are essential to building projects and connections during this period and beyond. Sprints differ from standard consultations in their timing and depth of interaction, in their orientation to public scholarship, and in their aim to build sustainable campus community connections.

Potential project areas include, but are not limited to:

    • Archival data and research
    • Data and metadata management
    • Visualization and mapping
    • Web-based publishing
    • Journal submission and review workflows
    • Inclusive/Open educational resource creation
    • Information literacy instructional design/pedagogy
    • Publicly engaged research and digital pedagogy

Remember, it's a Sprint! Apply if you believe your mini-project can be completed in the weeklong timeframe. If you don't have a clue how long your project might take, you can contact us (see below) for a pre-application consultation.

Acceptance will be determined by the impact and feasibility of the project, as well as the availability of library resources and the appropriate library staff. We expect to accept 2 or 3 projects this first round.

In order to participate, you must be available Aug 20, 9am - 4pm; Aug 21, 9am - 1pm; Aug 22, 9am - 1pm; and Aug 23, 12pm - 3pm. Breakfast and lunch will be provided.

If your proposal is accepted, you will receive $500 award at the completion of the sprint.

The current application period closed July 1, 2018.