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Proposing Projects

The DHI invites all UNF faculty, staff and students to propose projects to be affiliated with the Institute. Proposals will be included on the agenda packet of our Advisory Committee, which meets once in the fall and once in the spring. In the past, we have also approved proposed projects via email during summer sessions.


We accept proposals on a rolling basis and the Advisory Committee reviews them in mid-September and in early March each year. Please provide the following materials via email to DHI Director, Anne Pfister (

  1. a title for the project
  2. a description (250-350 words),
  3. at least one related image that we could use on the website (a few would be preferable), and
  4. a photo and short bio (100-150 words) for the project leader(s) and anyone else (include students) that should be listed as a primary collaborator.

Students are encouraged to propose projects and should work with a faculty mentor to submit a proposal. Students who would like help identifying a faculty mentor can contact the DHI for assistance.


 All projects affiliated with the DHI will be given a portfolio page within this website (, but are required to maintain a web presence of their own outside of this site, to which we will link from that page. Some projects already maintain websites (in WordPress, Omeka, etc.) as a means of publishing the results of their work, and in such cases, we link to that site. Other projects do not involve websites, and in such cases, we require the project leaders to develop a site to provide basic information about the work being done, the individuals involved, etc. Such sites can be built using WordPress, accessible through the Faculty Domains project (or within the web space for project leaders who are students or staff). We can provide a template WordPress site to use as a starting point.


All collaborators on projects affiliated with the DHI are also required to maintain a current personal bio on the web. In the case of faculty, this by default is the faculty bio page, created (but not populated) automatically for each faculty member. The DHI can assist students and staff in creating their own bio pages. The faculty, staff and students involved in a project could also have bio pages within the project site itself, as long as they are individual pages that can be linked to from elsewhere.