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IMPORTANT: For those applications requiring reference letters, we strongly advise that you contact references in advance of submitting their names, informing them that they will receive a portal-generated email. They must use the information and links contained in that email to submit their letter.
IMPORTANT: You must use the Competition Portal to apply for the Competitions listed below.

Competition Deadlines

  • Applied Humanities Summer Fellows

    Deadline: Monday, March 8, 2021 11:59pm

    Supports PhD or MA students who would like to explore ways they can apply the research skills they have acquired as graduate students in career paths other than academic research or teaching. This program provides each fellow with a $3,000 stipend for summer work at a local community organization, or with a unit at KU that would give them experience in programmatic development, grant development, or other university administrative activities.

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  • Applied Humanities Boot Camp

    Deadline: Monday, March 15, 2021 11:59pm

    The Applied Humanities Boot Camp provides practical advice, intensive training, hands-on experience, and professional networking opportunities to up to 20 humanities and social sciences graduate students seeking to add a public humanities component to their training.

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Competition Deadlines Expired

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    Richard and Jeannette Sias Graduate Fellowship in the Humanities

    Deadline: Monday, October 19, 2020 11:59pm Provides two KU humanities graduate students with one semester each of financial support to focus entirely on the dissertation, along with the opportunity to interact with the Hall Center's interdisciplinary cohort of faculty and public fellows. View Application Instructions...
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    Graduate Student Research Travel Grants

    Deadline: Monday, February 15, 2021 11:59pm

    Graduate Student Research Travel Awards (including the Andrew Debicki International Graduate Travel Award and Jim Martin Graduate Travel Award) provide graduate students who have completed all required coursework with up to $3,000 in financial support for humanities-oriented research (such as archival work, fieldwork, or interviews) that requires domestic or international travel.

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