Now Accepting Applications for Humanities Without Walls 2019

Author: Trish Bredar


Humanities Without Walls

Humanities Without Walls Summer Workshops aim to help prepare doctoral students for careers both within and outside the academy. Graduate students selected for this program will engage in intensive discussions with organizers of public humanities projects, leaders of university presses and learned societies, experts in the various domains of the digital humanities, representatives of governmental and non-governmental organizations, and higher education professionals (e.g. academic administrators, student services professionals, librarians and archivists, development officers). The 2019 summer workshops will be held in Chicago, IL from July 15 - August 2.


All applicants must be enrolled in a doctoral degree program in a humanities or humanistic social science discipline at a PhD-granting institution within the United States. Applicants may be at any stage of their doctoral work, but they cannot have already received the doctoral degree at the time the workshop takes place.

Fellowship Prize

$5,000 to cover travel to and from the summer workshop, most meals, and all incidentals.


Applications, including 2 letters of recommendation, due September 30, 2018. See full details and application process at:

Student Success Story:

“The Humanities Without Walls workshop has provided a creative and productive space to have frank conversations about the career aspirations of graduate students. By engaging with successful leaders in governmental service, entrepreneurial endeavors, and more, this year’s cohort has gained invaluable insight into presenting our training and skill set in such a way as to illuminate our real value on a variety of job markets. Most importantly, we are learning how to become masters our own future and seize the many opportunities available to those trained in the humanities to lead rewarding, successful careers beyond the tenure track.” - Michael Skaggs, History

Questions & Application Support

Email or schedule a meeting with Notre Dame Graduate Career Consultant Erik Simon (