According to the Wired Campus blog, Google is quietly sponsoring up to $50,000 for scholars to pursue “collaborative research … to explore the digital humanities using the Google Books corpus.” Some of the potential projects that could be funded include:
“• Building software for tracking changes in language over time.
• Creating utilities to discover books and passages of interest to a particular discipline.
• Developing systems for crowd-sourced corrections to book data and metadata.
• The testing of a literary or historical hypothesis through innovative analysis of a book.”
Read more at The Chronicle of Higher Education