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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

  • Jim Martin Travel Award in the Humanities

    Deadline: Monday, November 12, 2018 11:59pm Provides one KU humanities graduate student with up to $1,500 in travel support for dissertation research in the United States. View Application Instructions...
  • Andrew Debicki International Travel Award in the Humanities

    Deadline: Monday, November 12, 2018 11:59pm Provides one KU humanities graduate student with up to $2,000 of travel support for dissertation research outside the United States. View Application Instructions...
  • Richard and Jeannette Sias Graduate Fellowship in the Humanities

    Deadline: Monday, January 21, 2019 11:59pm Provides two KU humanities graduate students with one semester each of financial support to focus entirely on the dissertation. View Application Instructions...
  • Graduate Summer Research Awards

    Deadline: Monday, February 4, 2019 11:59pm Provide graduate students engaged in humanistic dissertation research and writing with $4,000 to enable them to focus exclusively on their projects for the months of June and July. View Application Instructions...
  • Applied Humanities Summer Fellows

    Deadline: Monday, March 4, 2019 11:59pm

    Supports PhD or MA students who demonstrate the ability to make outstanding contributions in their chosen humanities or social science disciplines and are interested in both interdisciplinary studies and community outreach. This program provides $3,000 in fellowship stipends for work at a local or regional non-profit.

    View Application Instructions...
  • Applied Humanities Bootcamp

    Deadline: Monday, March 18, 2019 11:59pm The Applied Humanities Boot Camp is designed to provide practical advice, intensive training, hands-on experience, and professional networking opportunities to up to 12 humanities and social sciences graduate students. View Application Instructions...

Competition Deadlines Expired

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    Music & Humanities DMA Award

    Deadline: Monday, September 24, 2018 11:59pm

    These awards are desigend with two purposes in mind: 1) to encourage students who are completing their doctorates in musical arts to practice presenting for a general audience, and 2) to engage faculty and graduate students across the University in interdisciplinary conversation on the intersection of musical performance and the humanities. Two students will be awarded the opportunity to perform their final DMA lecture-recitals for a public audience at the Hall Center's W. Clarke Wescoe Conference Hall in the winter/spring of 2019 (Exact Date-TBD).  Both winners will receive a cash award of $200 in celebration of their achievements.

     

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