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PhD Career Pathways for Humanities and Related Fields

PhD Career Pathways for Humanities and Related Fields

Developing strong grant and fellowship writing skills is essential to acquiring competitive funding from federal agencies, private entities, and public foundations. Through funding from the Council of Graduate Schools, the Graduate School is proud to offer this type of professional development to Humanities and Social Sciences doctoral students. 

FALL 2022 

September 23, 2022 - Grant Writing Bootcamp  

  • Faculty: Dr. Ashley Preston, Dr. Rachel Watson and Dr. Florie Bugarin 

  • Time: 12:00 – 4:00 P.M. 

  • Location: Virtual 

  • Registration 

The Opportunity Fit - Dr. Rachel Watson 

This workshop will help students learn how to identify funding opportunities that best match their research and aims and needs, at various stages in their graduate career. Through discussion with both HU professors and officers from granting institutions in the humanities and social sciences (e.g., NEH, NHC, Schomburg, etc.), this workshop will also teach students how to develop and review their own proposals with an eye toward the critical assessments practiced by the kind of funding organizations to which they will apply.  

 Finding Your Voice - Dr. Ashley Preston   

This workshop will teach you how to successfully tailor your research idea into a grant proposal. Each grant opportunity is unique, and this workshop will focus on how to avoid the one size fits all approach to grant writing. Participants will review examples of awarded grants, closely examine the language of grants, and compose short grant narratives. This workshop will help attendees understand how to turn a research/seminar paper or big idea into a grant proposal.  

Grant Fundamentals - Dr. Florie Bugarin   

This workshop will provide students with an understanding of how to craft a general research proposal for a wide variety of funding agencies.  Throughout the workshop, students will learn about the main components of a proposal.  We will cover: a) how to present your goals, theory, research questions, and if applicable, hypotheses, b) crafting a succinct literature review, c) outlining appropriate research methods, d) highlighting the significance of your research, e) and designing your budget.  Students will learn how to convince grant reviewers about the importance of their work.