Humanities Without Walls Career Diversity Summer Workshop
Rutgers University, New Brunswick invites applications from doctoral students for the Humanities Without Walls Career Diversity Summer Workshop, an event focused on careers outside of the academy and/or the tenure track system. Convened over three weeks in Chicago in Summer 2019 (July 15-August 2), the HWW workshops showcase opportunities beyond the walls of the academy and encourage doctoral students to think of themselves as agents of the public humanities. HWW will provide housing; fellows will receive a $5,000 prize to cover all remaining costs associated with the workshop.
Doctoral students pursuing degrees in the humanities and humanistic social sciences are invited to apply by September 28, 2018. Applicants may be at any stage of their doctoral work but cannot have received the doctoral degree at the time the workshop takes place. Ideally, applicants will have completed some coursework towards their doctoral degree; they may have been advanced to candidacy but are not yet finishing their dissertations. Applicants must be nominated by their Graduate Director or Chair of Department, who may forward multiple candidates to the CCA. An interdisciplinary committee of faculty at the CCA will evaluate all applications and nominate a single student for the workshop, per the HWW application procedures. This is a limited submission process: candidates may not apply directly to the HWW.
To apply, students should send the following materials to their Graduate Directors or Chairs by September 28, 2018:
- A completed application cover sheet
- A narrative (1,000 words maximum) explaining the applicant’s 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 the applicant’s primary adviser/dissertation chair; both should emphasize the applicant’s fit for this workshop.
For more information, visit http://www.humanitieswithoutwalls.illinois.edu/initiatives/pre-doctoral/pre-doctoral-cfa.html.