2024 GC Digital Research Institute (GC DRI) Application

Thank you for your interest in the 2024 GC DRI– we welcome applications from enthusiastic beginners and those just starting out on their digital skills adventure.


This year’s DRI will run on Jan 17th, 18th, 19th, 22nd and 23rd, 2024 from 9:00 am to 12:30pm.

Applications for the 2024 GC DRI are now closed. Please look out for our next call for applications in October 2024!


What is the GC Digital Research Institute?

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.

Traditionally, the GC Digital Research Institute (GC DRI) takes place over a 4-day, in-person, intensive institute in mid-January. This year, however, the DRI will take the form of five half-day remote sessions from Jan 17th, 18th, 19th, 22nd and 23rd of 2024, where participants will develop basic digital research skills and connect with others in an interdisciplinary context.

It is an online training course for learning core digital research skills while connecting with peers in an interdisciplinary environment. The GC DRI combines training in areas such as HMTL/CSS, Python, command line, and data literacies, among others, with specialized workshops and professional development sessions.

Participants will share their academic goals, collaborate as they learn, and explore a variety of digital methods to employ in their research.

GC DRI Workshop Series is free and open to all members of the Graduate Center community.

GC DRI began in 2016 as part of the CUNY Strategic Investment Initiative and developed in partnership with Software Carpentry, the New York Public Library, Mozilla Science Lab, Humanities Intensive Learning and Teaching, and the Digital Humanities Summer Institute.


Supported by The Provost’s Office,
the Digital Research Institute is a GC Digital Initiative.

More reasons to participate

 Build Community Share Ideas Learn New Skills
 Engage with researchers who are passionate about using digital skills to enhance their work. Inspire peers and the world at large with your work by learning new presentation techniques. Build technical and professional skills through small collaborative group workshops.

Still have questions?

Read about our past curriculum for the January 2023 Digital Research Institute, check out participant experiences on the Digital Fellows blog, or peruse the real time #gcdri twitter stream.