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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 s
ummer 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.

Workshop details

Selection criteria, prize information, and full details are on the HWW website:

Application Requirements
Application Instructions

Please review all application instructions prior to clicking through to the portal because you will not be able to save an incomplete application.

Note: All application documents—including letters of recommendation—must be submitted as PDFs.

In the portal:

Application portal

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.

Questions? Please email Tom Burke,

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