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The Humanities Institute (THI) hosts its PhD+ series of workshops throughout the academic year. PhD+ workshops expand graduate student training and provide space for exploring questions you might not know to ask. We meet monthly to discuss possible career paths for PhDs, internship possibilities, grants/fellowships, work/life balance, elements of style, online identity issues, and much more. THI also sponsors professional development events, including classes, panel discussions, talks, and workshops, hosted by other campus units. Sign up for the THI newsletter and check the calendar for updates.

THI Public Fellowship Information Session
March 3, 2022 | 3 - 4 PM [PST] | Virtual Event
Curious about becoming a THI Public Fellow? Not sure how to find the right partner organization? If you’re thinking about applying your expertise in the public sphere or exploring career opportunities beyond academia, then you may be interested in THI’s Public Fellowship program. (See information about the call for applications below in the next section.)

Public fellowships provide opportunities for doctoral students in the Humanities to contribute to research, programming, communications, and fundraising at non-profit organizations, cultural institutions, or companies and expand their skills in a non-academic setting while engaged in graduate study.

Please join us for an information session about the 2022-2023 THI Public Fellows program on March 3, 2022, and learn about summer and year-long opportunities.

All THI Public Fellow applicants are required to attend an Info Session or meet with THI Staff by March 25, 2022. Final applications are due on April 14, 2022.
Call for Applications: THI 2022-2023 Graduate Public Fellowships

THI invites applications for our Public Fellows program. Public Fellows contribute to research, programming, communications, and fundraising at companies, non-profit organizations, or cultural institutions and gain valuable experience applying their skills and expertise outside of academia.

Application deadline: April 14, 2022

* Note that applicants are required to attend a Public Fellows Info Session on March 3, 2022, (see above) or meet with THI staff by March 25, 2022.

We offer two graduate fellowship opportunities:

2022 Summer Public Fellows partner with an organization during the summer quarter and receive up to $6,000. Past fellows have worked around the world, employing their skills and knowledge at organizations as diverse as The Center for the Study of the Holocaust and Religious Minorities in Oslo, Norway, and the Japanese American Museum in San Jose, California. A full list of previous partners is available on our THI Public Fellows page. 

2022-2023 Year-Long Public Fellows partner for 3-quarters with an organization and receive $8,000 per quarter (with tuition and fees for in-state students fully covered). The year-long fellowship enables students to have a greater impact on partner organizations and further develop their own interests and skills. Partners should be located in Santa Cruz County, although exceptions can be made for an organization in the greater Bay Area that is open to an ongoing relationship with THI. 

UC Santa Cruz students can either propose a project with a new organization or work with an existing THI partner.

Careers in Academic Publishing, featuring Mellon University Press Diversity Fellows
March 11, 2022 | 11 AM - 12:30 PM [PST] | Virtual Event
RSVP required
Join the 2021 cohort of the Mellon University Press Diversity Fellowship to hear more about their career trajectories in publishing. The six panelists will discuss topics including their experiences in graduate school, their journeys into the academic publishing world, and their broader experiences with careers beyond the tenure track. A moderated question and answer period will follow the panel presentation.

Questions? Contact

saskia-nauenberg-dunkell.jpgSaskia Nauenberg Dunkell
Research Program Manager
Mellon Foundation-Funded Expanding Humanities Impact and Publics Project
The Humanities Institute