National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH)
Grants of up to $25,000 to USA nonprofit higher education institutions with humanities PhD programs that are planning to implement changes to doctoral programs. Applicants must verify or create required registrations by November 1 and November 15. The purpose of this program is to enable institutions to address gaps between academic degree tracks and career opportunities outside of academia.
In recent years, research published by Humanities Indicators, among others, has revealed that humanities PhDs pursue careers in many different professions—both inside and outside academia. Yet most humanities PhD programs in the United States still prepare students primarily for tenure-track professor positions at colleges and universities. The increasing shortage of such positions has changed students’ expected career outcomes. NEH therefore hopes to assist universities in devising a new model of doctoral education, which can both transform the understanding of what it means to be a humanities scholar and promote the integration of the humanities in the public sphere.
Next Generation Humanities PhD Planning Grants support universities in preparing to institute wide-ranging changes in humanities doctoral programs. Humanities knowledge and methods can make an even more substantial impact on society if students are able to translate what they learn in doctoral programs into a multitude of careers. Next Generation Humanities PhD Planning Grants are designed to bring together various important constituencies to discuss and strategize, and then to produce plans that will transform scholarly preparation in the humanities at the doctoral level. Students will be prepared to undertake various kinds of careers, and humanities PhD programs will increase their relevance for the twenty-first century.
GrantWatch ID#: 164143
Up to $25,000
Projects may begin August 2018.
Grants will support projects for as long as twelve months.
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