Micro-credential in the Digital Humanities

Instructional programming offered by UH Libraries and HPE-Data Science Institute as part of the joint Digital Humanities Core (DHC) initiative

Program overview

This page contains information and guidelines for researchers interested in pursuing the Micro-credential in Digital Humanities from the Hewlett Packard Enterprise Data Science Institute (HPE DSI) and UH Libraries. The purpose of the Micro-credential in Digital Humanities program is to apply successful strategies to the planning, implementation, and development of DH research projects and funding proposals. This program encompasses three scaffolded tracks:

Badge I: Foundations of DH Project Development (June 5-16, 2023)*
Badge II: Intermediate DH Project Development (prerequisite: Badge I) (TBA 2024)
Badge III: Advanced DH Project Development (prerequisites: Badges I & II) (TBA 2025)

This program is available to active University of Houston (UH) research faculty, librarians, and doctoral students. See below for details regarding participant eligibility.

Program elements and outcomes

Badge I: Foundations of DH Project Development is a ten-day intensive experience to be offered in a hybrid, largely synchronous format from June 5-16, 2023. Below is a breakdown of the curriculum for Badge I:

Week 1 (June 5-9, 2023)
  • DH overview
  • Project plan ideation
  • Understanding data management
  • Process development
  • Understanding labor management
Week 2 (June 12-16, 2023)
  • Successful grant proposal strategies
  • Proposal presentation

Badge I participants will engage in monthly follow-up meetings with DHC staff from July-October focused on advancing their project ideas, processes, and funding proposals. Participants will be expected to submit a proposal for an Internal Award through the UH Division of Research.

Details on Badge II and Badge III will be published as enrollment in these experiences becomes available.

Participants who complete the Micro-credential in Digital Humanities badges gain access to the full range of services and infrastructure offered by the Digital Humanities Core and become part of a year-long cohort supported by HPE DSI and UH Libraries, aimed at nurturing new research and scholarship.


All tenured, tenure-track, or promotion eligible non-tenure track faculty members who carry a full-time faculty appointment and who have attained the terminal degree in their field are eligible. PhD students are also eligible, provided a letter of commitment from their faculty advisor and a project scenario that integrates a refined research question. The expectation is that all program participants produce a proposal for a UH Internal Award to develop and execute their research project. Participant eligibility for the Microcredential in the Digital Humanities Program, therefore, aligns with the eligibility criteria for the Small Grant Award and New Faculty Award.

Program enrollment is limited. Priority selection will be given to individuals determined to apply for one of the two above-listed grants.


1. Fill out an application form
2. DHC staff will confirm receipt of application
3. All applicants will be notified of the result of their application by May 22, 2023
4. Successful applicants will receive notification of the following:
  • Successful access to course in Moodle
  • Instructions for Day One
  • Notification of addition to TEAMS group for the research cohort
  • Registration in PIVOT


Questions? dhcf@uh.edu

* Eligible participants need to present their competency to the DHC staff in order to bypass Badge I. Please contact dhcf@uh.edu to discuss.