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The CFI grant covers the costs of initial programming and database development, but not for the research itself. This funding, in turn, is very difficult to come by. The main source of funding for humanities research in Canada is the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC), and up until relatively recently, it has not specifically allocated a grant to digital humanities projects. Image, Text, Sound and Technology grants were initiated in 2000 but offer significantly lower amounts for a shorter duration than the traditional Standard Research Grants. Moreover, the program does not support digitization of collections, routine computer applications, creation of stand-alone major research tools, or development of technological infrastructure (External Link) . —all necessary to the sustainability of most projects in digital humanities. A promising change for larger projects is the new Digging into Data Challenge sponsored jointly by the Joint Information Systems Committee ( JISC ) from the United Kingdom, the National Endowment for the Humanities ( NEH ) and National Science Foundation ( NSF ) from the United States, and the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) from Canada. (External Link) .

Mostly, small research projects in this area have been reliant on Standard Research Grants, relatively few of which are awarded to textual or literary scholarship (see Appendix). These have tended to be projects traditional in scope: indices, concordances, and editions. Without knowing the relative numbers of applicants and their research histories, the reasons for this are hard to gauge. My own experience of applying each year for the past five years has been discouraging and, though the reasons for this range from my own newness and inexperience as a scholar to the way I have described the project, certainly some bias in the traditional humanities against digitization has resulted in very odd criticisms of my proposals. For example, one assessor last year asked, quite as if Google Maps, other digital mapping technologies listed in my bibliography, and basic keyword searching had never existed, “How can verbal comments be mapped on a map of London?” and commented, “It would be helpful to explain how the user would find information. For example, if one wanted to find Ivy Lane on the map? If one wanted to find the Gun in Ivy Lane? If one had simply a reference to the Gun, without mention of Ivy Lane?” The simplest explanation is that in some ways the interface will resemble Google Maps, where short annotations can be overlaid on the map, and can link to much longer texts in new windows. Much as in Google Maps, searching for “Gun” results in several hits; from these the viewer will select the most likely option, and click on provided links to more textual information about the place, or to the precise location or street on any given map. It is hard to know, indeed, how much basic education about computer interfaces must displace rationale and methodology in any grant application that is not dedicated to digital projects. We cannot rely solely on the tenuous possibilities of grants to build sustainability for either a group of researchers pooling resources or for any individual project, especially those that challenge traditional notions of “doneness” when a monograph or edition is published.

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Application of nanotechnology in medicine
what is variations in raman spectra for nanomaterials
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I only see partial conversation and what's the question here!
Crow Reply
what about nanotechnology for water purification
RAW Reply
please someone correct me if I'm wrong but I think one can use nanoparticles, specially silver nanoparticles for water treatment.
Damian
yes that's correct
Professor
I think
Professor
what is the stm
Brian Reply
is there industrial application of fullrenes. What is the method to prepare fullrene on large scale.?
Rafiq
industrial application...? mmm I think on the medical side as drug carrier, but you should go deeper on your research, I may be wrong
Damian
How we are making nano material?
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what is a peer
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What is meant by 'nano scale'?
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What is STMs full form?
LITNING
scanning tunneling microscope
Sahil
how nano science is used for hydrophobicity
Santosh
Do u think that Graphene and Fullrene fiber can be used to make Air Plane body structure the lightest and strongest. Rafiq
Rafiq
what is differents between GO and RGO?
Mahi
what is simplest way to understand the applications of nano robots used to detect the cancer affected cell of human body.? How this robot is carried to required site of body cell.? what will be the carrier material and how can be detected that correct delivery of drug is done Rafiq
Rafiq
if virus is killing to make ARTIFICIAL DNA OF GRAPHENE FOR KILLED THE VIRUS .THIS IS OUR ASSUMPTION
Anam
analytical skills graphene is prepared to kill any type viruses .
Anam
what is Nano technology ?
Bob Reply
write examples of Nano molecule?
Bob
The nanotechnology is as new science, to scale nanometric
brayan
nanotechnology is the study, desing, synthesis, manipulation and application of materials and functional systems through control of matter at nanoscale
Damian
Is there any normative that regulates the use of silver nanoparticles?
Damian Reply
what king of growth are you checking .?
Renato
What fields keep nano created devices from performing or assimulating ? Magnetic fields ? Are do they assimilate ?
Stoney Reply
why we need to study biomolecules, molecular biology in nanotechnology?
Adin Reply
?
Kyle
yes I'm doing my masters in nanotechnology, we are being studying all these domains as well..
Adin
why?
Adin
what school?
Kyle
biomolecules are e building blocks of every organics and inorganic materials.
Joe
anyone know any internet site where one can find nanotechnology papers?
Damian Reply
research.net
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sciencedirect big data base
Ernesto
Introduction about quantum dots in nanotechnology
Praveena Reply
hi
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what does nano mean?
Anassong Reply
nano basically means 10^(-9). nanometer is a unit to measure length.
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