Support Provided

If you’re accepted into the Anti-Racist Digital Research Initiative program, you’ll become a part of the Anti-Racism Collaborative. The collaborative is a partner program of the Diversity Scholars Network that offers grants, collaboration, and engagement opportunities to people who conduct anti-racism research and scholarship.

In addition to the options for using funding, you’ll receive support for planning through the lifecycle of your project via access to library and technical expertise, along with technical support. 

Planning and expertise

We’ll provide a variety of support to help you plain the early stages of your project, including:

  • Project workflow development consultation
  • Metadata and preservation consultation
  • Designer, developer, and programmer time from LSA Technology Services or the U-M Library (some custom interfaces may require development time and additional resource requests)
  • A dedicated “ScholarSprints” session — an intensive consultation and work sprint with a team of library and technical specialists 
  • Access to workshops and office hours
  • Feedback on grant applications 

Technical support

Funded projects will receive hosting or cloud services (such as domain registration and SSL certificates) for the duration of the grant term.

Other hosting options, such a MiServer managed server, may be provided on a case-by-case basis.

We’ll also help with migration planning for contingent faculty, undergraduate, and graduate students who might plan to leave the university in the future.

Additional support and consultation for using the U-M Research Computing Package can be arranged if needed.