Deadline: Applications, recommendation letters, and queries should be submitted to Kush Patel ( at the U-M Institute for the Humanities by November 1, 2017.

Are you interested in expanded careers within and outside the academy? 

The Humanities Without Walls (HWW) Predoctoral Career Diversity Workshop is three-week intensive, residential summer workshop for students who are working towards but have not yet received a PhD in a humanities or a humanistic social science discipline, and who plan to continue their degree programs while also considering careers outside the academy and/or the tenure-track university system.

The summer workshop will support exploration of the various ways that the skill sets gained in graduate study can be used in the public humanities and the private sector. Familiarity with the vital connections between academic and public worlds can also enrich traditional scholarly endeavors.Guest speakers will make daily presentations to workshop fellows. Field trips to relevant sites will supplement the learning that takes place in the workshop.

Humanities Without Walls is a consortium of humanities centers and institutes at 15 major research universities throughout the Midwest and beyond. Based at the Illinois Program for Research in the Humanities at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, the consortium is funded by a grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. This workshop is organized by, and presented in partnership with, the Chicago Humanities Festival (CHF). Guided by one of the leading public humanities organizations in the nation, it encourages humanities doctoral students to think of themselves as agents of the public humanities and showcase opportunities beyond the walls of the academy in an uncertain academic job climate.