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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.

Questions & Answers

Is there any normative that regulates the use of silver nanoparticles?
Damian Reply
what king of growth are you checking .?
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
yes I'm doing my masters in nanotechnology, we are being studying all these domains as well..
what school?
biomolecules are e building blocks of every organics and inorganic materials.
anyone know any internet site where one can find nanotechnology papers?
Damian Reply
sciencedirect big data base
Introduction about quantum dots in nanotechnology
Praveena Reply
what does nano mean?
Anassong Reply
nano basically means 10^(-9). nanometer is a unit to measure length.
do you think it's worthwhile in the long term to study the effects and possibilities of nanotechnology on viral treatment?
Damian Reply
absolutely yes
how to know photocatalytic properties of tio2 nanoparticles...what to do now
Akash Reply
it is a goid question and i want to know the answer as well
characteristics of micro business
for teaching engĺish at school how nano technology help us
Do somebody tell me a best nano engineering book for beginners?
s. Reply
there is no specific books for beginners but there is book called principle of nanotechnology
what is fullerene does it is used to make bukky balls
Devang Reply
are you nano engineer ?
fullerene is a bucky ball aka Carbon 60 molecule. It was name by the architect Fuller. He design the geodesic dome. it resembles a soccer ball.
what is the actual application of fullerenes nowadays?
That is a great question Damian. best way to answer that question is to Google it. there are hundreds of applications for buck minister fullerenes, from medical to aerospace. you can also find plenty of research papers that will give you great detail on the potential applications of fullerenes.
what is the Synthesis, properties,and applications of carbon nano chemistry
Abhijith Reply
Mostly, they use nano carbon for electronics and for materials to be strengthened.
is Bucky paper clear?
carbon nanotubes has various application in fuel cells membrane, current research on cancer drug,and in electronics MEMS and NEMS etc
so some one know about replacing silicon atom with phosphorous in semiconductors device?
s. Reply
Yeah, it is a pain to say the least. You basically have to heat the substarte up to around 1000 degrees celcius then pass phosphene gas over top of it, which is explosive and toxic by the way, under very low pressure.
Do you know which machine is used to that process?
how to fabricate graphene ink ?
for screen printed electrodes ?
What is lattice structure?
s. Reply
of graphene you mean?
or in general
in general
Graphene has a hexagonal structure
On having this app for quite a bit time, Haven't realised there's a chat room in it.
what is biological synthesis of nanoparticles
Sanket Reply
how did you get the value of 2000N.What calculations are needed to arrive at it
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