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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.

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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
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Do somebody tell me a best nano engineering book for beginners?
s. Reply
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?
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
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what is biological synthesis of nanoparticles
Sanket Reply
what's the easiest and fastest way to the synthesize AgNP?
Damian Reply
types of nano material
abeetha Reply
I start with an easy one. carbon nanotubes woven into a long filament like a string
many many of nanotubes
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what is the function of carbon nanotubes?
I'm interested in nanotube
what is nanomaterials​ and their applications of sensors.
Ramkumar Reply
what is nano technology
Sravani Reply
what is system testing?
preparation of nanomaterial
Victor Reply
Yes, Nanotechnology has a very fast field of applications and their is always something new to do with it...
Himanshu Reply
good afternoon madam
what is system testing
what is the application of nanotechnology?
In this morden time nanotechnology used in many field . 1-Electronics-manufacturad IC ,RAM,MRAM,solar panel etc 2-Helth and Medical-Nanomedicine,Drug Dilivery for cancer treatment etc 3- Atomobile -MEMS, Coating on car etc. and may other field for details you can check at Google
anybody can imagine what will be happen after 100 years from now in nano tech world
after 100 year this will be not nanotechnology maybe this technology name will be change . maybe aftet 100 year . we work on electron lable practically about its properties and behaviour by the different instruments
name doesn't matter , whatever it will be change... I'm taking about effect on circumstances of the microscopic world
how hard could it be to apply nanotechnology against viral infections such HIV or Ebola?
silver nanoparticles could handle the job?
not now but maybe in future only AgNP maybe any other nanomaterials
I'm interested in Nanotube
this technology will not going on for the long time , so I'm thinking about femtotechnology 10^-15
how did you get the value of 2000N.What calculations are needed to arrive at it
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