Each fellow must be "sponsored" by a center. The center sends in the grant application. The award provides funds for both a stipend for the fellow and a portion of the center's costs for hosting the fellow.
The intellectual cooperation between the scholar and the center may take many different forms and may involve humanities scholars of any level of digital expertise. Fellows may work exclusively on their own projects in consultation with center staff; collaborate on projects with other scholars affiliated with the center; function as "apprentices" on existing center projects; or any combination of these.
For more information, I urge you to consult the guidelines and talk with the FDHC staff at email@example.com. Deadline is September 15, 2009.