For Graduate Students

The following is a list of research and funding opportunities for UW-Madison humanities graduate students.


Public Humanities Exchange

In 2004, the Center began supporting a select number of graduate student projects, convened outside the boundaries of academia. Each one features a collaboration with a community partner. The Public Humanities Exchange goes beyond volunteerism and the pure research model, to offer graduate students and partners the chance to form mutually rewarding relationships with surprising outcomes. Partners are as diverse as the community itself, including Oakhill Correctional Institute, Veterans for Peace, Madison’s public high schools, Madison Public Library, the Aids Network, community gardens, hospitals, nursing homes, and many more.

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Public Humanities Fellows

In 2015-16, the Center for the Humanities will again place graduate fellows in academic-year staff positions at established cultural institutions in Madison where they will have the opportunity to use their experience and expertise to develop new programs and expand existing ones. Fellows typically will hold a 50% appointment (20 hours/week); they will receive a salary, award stipend, benefits, and tuition remission as well as shared office space at the Center for the Humanities. Six postions are available for 2015-16 - Goodman Community Center, Great World Texts in Wisconsin, Overture Center for the Arts, Rabble: Software for Libraries, Taliesin Preservation, and the Wisconsin Humanities Council. 

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WID Emerging Interfaces

The Emerging Interfaces Award promotes creative and engaging explorations at interfaces between science & technology and the arts, humanities, social sciences and education.

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Renaissance Studies Consortium

UW-Madison is a member of The Renaissance Studies Consortium at the Newberry Library in Chicago. Funds are available for faculty and students to participate in Center for Renaissance Studies programs, to conduct research on medieval, Renaissance, or early modern topics, and/or to organize class visits to the library. The Newberry has excellent resources in the early history of the book, including manuscripts and incunabula as well as a first-rate collection of secondary materials in areas of interest to medieval and Renaissance scholars. The Consortium collaborates with the Folger Institute in Washington, D.C., and our membership makes funds available for travel to the Folger as well.

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PAGE Fellows

PAGE (Publicly Active Graduate Education) is Imagining America’s network of, and fellowship program for, early career publicly engaged scholars in the arts, humanities, and design. PAGE broadens notions of scholarship and professionalization within the academy through activities which enhance the theory and the tools for students and scholars to articulate their own public scholarship; foster a national, interdisciplinary community of peers and veteran scholars; and create opportunities for collaborative knowledge production.

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