Apply by 11/27 for the GC Digital Research Institute

The GC Digital Research Institute (GCDRI) 

January 17th – 19th, 22nd – 23rd

Applications due: November 27th, 11:59 p.m.

Apply here: 


Are you interested in using digital tools in your research but don’t know where to start? Do you want to learn more about digital technologies alongside a supportive group of your peers?

The GC Digital Research Institute (DRI) is an introduction to core digital research skills that can be applied widely to different kinds of projects. This institute is catered towards building foundational skills and will be paced accordingly to ensure those who are new will leave feeling more confident in their skills. DRI is designed for beginning learners—those who have little or no prior experience working with a programming language. We begin with an introduction to computing using the command line.

Participants will attend a series of remote sessions from Jan 17 – Jan 19 and Jan 22 – Jan 23, 2024 to develop basic digital research skills and connect with others in an interdisciplinary context.

To accommodate a remote-learning environment, the 2024 DRI will consist of five Zoom sessions. Our first day of the institute takes place on Wednesday, January 19, at 9:30am, which will begin with a kick-off event and consist of various sessions held between 9:30am and 12pm from January 17th to January 35th, with a break during the weekend. Participants will learn Python through dedicated workshops and practices. Beyond our Zoom meetings, DRI will also include space for informal co-working sessions and opportunities to build with peers. By applying, you agree to participate in all activities.

Participation is free, and open to graduate students, faculty, and staff at the Graduate Center; however, applications are required. Applications are due by 11:59 pm on Monday, November 27, 2021. More information about previous institutes and what to expect, as well as a link to the application can be found on the GC DRI website:

If you are interested and would like more information, here’s a link to our FAQ.

If you have any questions, please contact: or Lisa Rhody, deputy director of GC Digital Initiatives ( We look forward to seeing you in January!