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Call for Applications: 2021 Humanities Without Walls Predoctoral Career Diversity Virtual Summer Workshop

Explore ways you can leverage your training and skills in careers outside the academy or tenure-track system! The 2021 Humanities Without Walls (HWW) consortium Predoctoral Career Diversity Virtual Summer Workshop is now open for application. This three-week, online summer workshop provides fellowships for graduate 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, and virtual field trips, participants will learn how to leverage their skills and training for careers in the private sector, nonprofits, arts administration, public media, and many other fields. All aspects of the workshop will be remote, virtual, and online.

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. More details about the background and philosophy of the workshop can be found in the "About the Workshop" section on the HWW website. 

  • When: July 19 through August 6, 2021
  • Fellowship Award: $5,000 
  • Application Deadline: Saturday, October 31, 2020

Eligibility, application instructions, and details can be viewed here.

NOTE: 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; thus, 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 2021.

Questions? Please email Tom Burke at the Kaplan Institute for the Humanities.

Categories: Humanities