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Graduate Public Humanities Research Workshop

Application Deadline: October 23, 2020

The Alice Kaplan Institute for the Humanities is currently accepting applications for its inaugural graduate student research workshop focused on the Public Humanities.

As part of this workshop, we are interested in exploring the full range and impact of publicly-engaged scholarship, while helping participants develop the professional skills and networks to make their work more relevant, legible, and meaningful to publics across and beyond the university. With an eye to connecting theory to practice, workshop participants will also be given research support and mentorship opportunities if they wish to pursue their own public humanities projects during the course of the year.

The workshop will host two events each quarter. These sessions will provide participants an opportunity to engage faculty, staff, and professionals—from across Northwestern and other institutions around the country—who can speak to the importance of publicly-engaged work but also provide skills training and professional mentorship.

The Graduate Public Humanities Research Workshop is sponsored by the Alice Kaplan Institute for the Humanities, the Center for Civic Engagement, and Northwestern Career Advancement.


October 30
Introductions and Overview

November 13
Adapting Your Work to Respond to Public Need 

Call for Applications

Deadline extended to October 23, 2020

This is a limited-submission application. Interested doctoral students must submit their applications to the Kaplan Humanities Institute via the online portal (below) by 11:59 pm on October 23, 2020.


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. No prior experience with the Public Humanities needed.

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 must be submitted as PDFs.

Application portal

Application deadline

October 23, 2020 (11:59pm)

Fellowship awards will be announced by October 27th. 

Questions? Please email Tom Burke,

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