Applications are now open for the January 2019 GC Digital Research Institute ( Please circulate the following call to your students, faculty, and staff.

Generously supported by the Provost’s Office, the GC Digital Research Institute guides an interdisciplinary cohort of graduate students, faculty, and instructional staff as they learn foundational technical skills that can aid–and even extend–their scholarship.

Faculty who have participated in past GCDRIs have told us: “The GC DRI presented hugely valuable tools that I plan to continue to use. I definitely will pass these digital skills to my students.”

We take a foundational approach–which is to say that we being the course assuming no prior technical knowledge, and the aim of the course is to help students become more comfortable with core concepts in working with technical methods and combining that with their research. One of the students from January 2018 noted: “Not only did we learn great digital research tools, but we gained access to a network of people at the GC who are interested and/or have knowledge about digital methods. I learned about the workshops available, the Digital Fellows, and got to know people in other disciplines who made me think about my work in unique ways.”

​We hope to see applications from many students, faculty, and staff.


Best wishes,

Lisa and Matt


Join the GC Digital Fellows from January 14-17, 2019 for a four-day intensive course in digital research methods. Covering a wide range of topics, the Digital Research Institute will help you develop the skills you need to analyze your data with a digital or computational approach.


GC Digital Research Institute​

when: January 14-17, 2019

what: four-day intensive workshop in digital research methods

where: The Graduate Center, CUNY

why: to equip our academic community with digital research skills

who: for GC graduate students, faculty, and instructional staff of all skill levels and disciplines (no previous digital experience required)

Applications open

GC DRI offers CUNY graduate students, faculty, and instructional staff an opportunity to develop digital research skills and to connect with others in an interdisciplinary environment. The week will begin with an introduction to the command line, git, Python, and databases for all students; participants will then have the opportunity to choose from a variety of more specific workshops on topics ranging from digital research ethics to the text analysis to machine learning.

The application will be open until 11:59pm on November 30th, 2018; however, we recommend that interested participants apply early, as space is limited.

Selection for the institute often depends upon the applicant’s availability for all sessions of the week-long institute, willingness to work and learn in groups, articulation of their research question to a lay audience, and general interest in learning new research methods.

If you have questions or comments, please contact us using the form on our website. Stay up-to-date on the GC Digital Research Institute by following us on Twitter at @Digital_Fellows and @CUNYGCDI and checking out the #GCDRI hashtag.