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Predoctoral Summer Workshop

2022 career diversity summer Workshop for PreDoctoral Students in the Humanities

The 2022 Humanities Without Walls (HWW) Predoctoral Career Diversity Summer Workshop is a national workshop for doctoral students interested in learning about diverse careers for humanists. The University of Michigan's Institute for the Humanities will serve as host for the summer 2022 workshop.

Through a series of workshops, talks, and site visits, participants will learn how to imagine possible futures and leverage their skills and humanities training for careers in the private sector, nonprofits, arts administration, public media, and many other fields. Ann Arbor, Michigan will serve as the primary location for workshop activities. The location will provide students with the opportunity to experience the vibrant humanities ecosystem that exists in the region, including Detroit. 

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. 

The workshop will take place in Summer 2022—from June 17 through July 1, 2022. 

Call for Applications

2022 Humanities Without Walls
National Predoctoral Career Diversity Summer Workshop
Application deadline: November 1, 2021

This is a limited-submission application. Eligible doctoral students must be nominated for this fellowship by their home institution, and only one nomination will 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 11:59pm on November 1, 2021.


We invite applications from doctoral students pursuing a degree program in a humanities or humanistic social science discipline at Northwestern. 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 (applicants cannot have a graduation date on or before July 1, 2022). International students are eligible to apply, but are responsible for confirming their registration and eligibility status with the university. 

Fellowship award

Each Fellow from outside the Ann Arbor/Detroit Metro area will receive a $4,500 award. Ann Arbor resident Fellows will receive a $3,500 award. All Fellows are expected to attend all workshop sessions and be active participants in the program for its entirety.

Workshop details

Full workshop details are on the HWW website:

Application requirements
Application instructions

Please review all application requirements and 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: November 1, 2021 (11:59pm)

One candidate will be chosen from the Northwestern applicants and nominated to Humanities Without Walls. Fellowship awards will be made in January 2022.

Questions? Please email Tom Burke,

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