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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

  • Andrew Debicki International Travel Award in the Humanities

    Deadline: Monday, November 11, 2019 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...
  • Jim Martin Travel Award in the Humanities

    Deadline: Monday, November 11, 2019 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...
  • Richard and Jeannette Sias Graduate Fellowship in the Humanities

    Deadline: Monday, January 27, 2020 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 3, 2020 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 2, 2020 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 16, 2020 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 20 humanities and social sciences graduate students. View Application Instructions...

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