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The Humanities Without Walls (HWW) Consortium is pleased to announce the call for applications for the 2018 Career Diversity Summer Workshops for Pre-Doctoral Students in the Humanities.

These workshops encourage humanities doctoral students to think of themselves as agents of the public humanities and showcase opportunities beyond the walls of the academy in an uncertain academic job climate.

We invite applications for fellowships from pre-doctoral students to participate in a three-week intensive, residential summer workshop for individuals who are working towards but have not yet received a PhD in a humanities discipline, and who plan to continue their degree programs while also considering careers outside the academy and/or the tenure-track university system.

             Application Requirements:

  • A completed application cover sheet.
  • A narrative of no more than 1,000 words explaining the applicant’s intended career trajectory and addressing the following questions:  
    • Why do you want to attend the workshop?
    • What are the most important pieces of information you are seeking?
  • A 2-page CV; and
  • Two letters of recommendation. One letter should be from the applicant’s primary adviser/dissertation chair; both should emphasize the applicant’s fir for this workshop. 

Applications due: November 1, 2017

Applications should be sent to the UIC Institute for the Humanities: huminst@uic.edu
Letters of recommendation should be sent to the UIC Institute for the Humanities: huminst@uic.edu

Learn more about the Career Diversity Summer Pre-Doctoral Workshops.

Humanities Without Walls is a consortium of humanities centers and institutes at 15 major research universities throughout the Midwest and beyond. Based at the Illinois Program for Research in the Humanities at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, the consortium is funded by a grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.


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Chicago, IL 60607-7040

Phone (312) 996-6352   Fax (312) 996-2938
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