Humanities Without Walls

Pre-doctoral Career Diversity Summer Workshops

Summer 2019—July 15th through August 2nd, Chicago, IL

Humanities Without Walls Summer Workshops aim to help prepare doctoral students for careers both within and outside the academy. Graduate students selected for this program will engage in intensive discussions with organizers of public humanities projects, leaders of university presses and learned societies, experts in the various domains of the digital humanities, representatives of governmental and non-governmental organizations, and higher education professionals (e.g. academic administrators, student services professionals, librarians and archivists, development officers).


All applicants must be enrolled in a doctoral degree program in a humanities or humanistic social science discipline at a PhD-granting institution within the United States. Applicants may be at any stage of their doctoral work, but they cannot have already received the doctoral degree at the time the workshop takes place.


$5,000 to cover travel to and from the summer workshop, most meals, and all incidentals. 

Application Requirements

Check HWW website for updates and more details on the application process. Applications should be submitted through the Student Grant Network.  


September 30th

For additional information about this opportunity and support with application materials, email or schedule a meeting with Notre Dame Graduate Career Consultant Erik Simon.

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“ The Humanities Without Walls workshop has provided a creative and productive space to have frank conversations about the career aspirations of graduate students. By engaging with successful leaders in governmental service, entrepreneurial endeavors, and more, this year’s cohort has gained invaluable insight into presenting our training and skill set in such a way as to illuminate our real value on a variety of job markets."—Michael Skaggs, Doctoral Candidate, Department of History, Humanities Without Walls Representative, 2016

The Humanities Without Walls consortium is funded by a grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation
and is based at the Illinois Program for Research in the Humanities.

*One letter should be from the applicant’s primary adviser/dissertation chair; both should emphasize the applicant’s fit for this workshop