Predoctoral Summer Workshop
Summer Workshop for PreDoctoral Students in the Humanities
The Humanities Without Walls (HWW) Predoctoral Career Diversity Workshop is a three-week, residential workshop designed to help doctoral students explore ways they can leverage their graduate training for careers both within and outside the academy. The workshop is open to students who are working towards but have not yet received a PhD in a humanities or humanistic social sciences discipline.
Through a series of workshops, talks, field trips, and career-planning sessions, participants will learn how to apply humanistic values, insights, and skills to careers within the “public humanities:” the private sector, nonprofits, government and NGOs, arts administration, public media, and non-faculty positions in colleges and universities.
In addition to a significantly broadened sense of the career possibilities that await humanities PhDs, graduates from the workshop will emerge with a network of contacts in a range of professional realms and a cohort of fellows from whom they may draw support and advice.
The workshop will take place in Chicago from July 15 through August 2, 2019.
Call for Applications
2019 Humanities Without Walls
National Predoctoral Career Diversity residential summer workshop
The deadline for this competition has passed.
This is a limited-submission application. Eligible doctoral students must be nominated for this fellowship by their home institution, and only one nomination may be made to HWW by each university. To be considered, Northwestern doctoral students must submit their applications to the Kaplan Humanities Institute via the online portal (below) by Monday, October 8, 2018 (this deadline has passed).
*NOTE: This deadline is different than what is posted on HWW's website; each university sets its own deadline to collect its students' applications and nominate one student for the competition.
Selection criteria, prize information, and full details are on the HWW website:
- A completed application cover sheet
- A narrative (1,000 words maximum) explaining your intended career trajectory and addressing the following questions:
- What is your experience with the “public humanities?"
- Why are you interested in attending the workshop?
- What kinds of knowledge are you seeking from the workshop?
- What do you hope to achieve as a result of attending the workshop?
- How do you envision sharing what you learn at the workshop with your department, campus, and beyond?
- CV (two pages maximum)
- Two letters of recommendation. One letter should be from your primary adviser/dissertation chair; both should emphasize your fit for this workshop
Note: All application documents—including letters of recommendation—must be submitted as PDFs.
In the portal:
- Complete all "Official Contact Information" fields
- Cover sheet: Download and complete the cover sheet (see above); upload this in the "Cover Letter" field
- Narrative: Upload your narrative in the "Brief Personal Statement" field
- CV: Upload your CV in the "Curriculum Vitae" field
- Recommendation Letters: Please submit contact information for two (2) letters of support. Once your application has been submitted, the online application system will email your recommenders directly with instructions on how to upload their letters of recommendation. Recommenders are given two additional days to submit their letter.
Application deadline: The deadline for this competition has passed.
One candidate will be chosen from the Northwestern applicants and nominated to Humanities Without Walls. Fellowship awards will be announced by the end of January 2019.
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