Graduate Fellowships
Call for Applications

Call for Applications

In 2017-18 the Center for the Humanities will award up to five public humanities fellowships to advanced graduate students at UW-Madison. Recipients of this fellowship will be paired with an established cultural institution in Madison for a nine-month (academic year) residency. These residencies will give fellows the opportunity to use their humanities experience and expertise to develop new programs, expand existing ones, and translate their academic skills into the public sphere.

Briarpatch Youth Services
The Bubbler at Madison Public Library
DreamBikes
Madison Community Foundation
Wisconsin Athletic Communications

Fellows will receive a $25,000 stipend. The fellowship period is Aug 21, 2017 to May 20, 2018 and fellows will be in residence at their assigned organization 20 hours a week (excluding academic breaks) during that period. Fellows will be responsible for paying in-state tuition; they will be eligible for healthcare benefits.

This competition is open to students in the humanities and related fields who are currently writing dissertations. We expect that they will bring to these positions a host of skills drawn from their scholarly training, including a strong research and writing background, creativity, and specific forms of field-based knowledge and expertise (in, for example, history, anthropology, art history, cultural studies, digital media, literature, languages, or film, among many others). Partner organizations will provide fellows the opportunity to undertake significant work on innovative programs and ensure that they receive appropriate mentoring. Applicants should apply for a position, rather than to the program as a whole.

The Public Humanities Fellowship is part of Engaging the Humanities, a multiyear project generously supported by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation that creates opportunities for UW-Madison graduate students and faculty to broaden the impact of their research through workshops, seminars, programs, and visiting scholars, in addition to the fellowships.

Eligibility and Criteria

The Fellowship is open to advanced UW-Madison graduate students in the humanities and related fields (i.e., PhD candidates currently working on their dissertations). Applicants will be reviewed based on their academic accomplishments in the humanities; relevant training and experience; and the relation between the fellowship and their professional goals. The positions advertised are only open to University of Wisconsin-Madison graduate students in the humanities and related fields.

Applications are due March 3, 2017.

Please do not contact any of the organizations with questions. Applications and questions should be directed to the Center for the Humanities.

Call and Position Descriptions (PDF, WORD)

Application (PDF, WORD)

Applicants are encouraged to read all of the position descriptions and apply for one position.