Grants | 27 February 2024

CFA: National Humanities Center 2024 Graduate Student Summer Program



The National Humanities Center 2024 Summer Program 

Deadline: March 25, 2024

We are accepting applications for the National Humanities Center 2024 Graduate Student Summer Program on “Becoming a Modern Scholar.” This five-day, in-person residency will model best practices for undergraduate teaching in the humanities classroom. Participants will learn grant writing skills, engage with public scholarship, and discuss humanities-focused careers inside and outside the academy. Graduate student cohorts will learn from university professionals, and participants will also have opportunities to work with each other through interactive sessions and projects.

The Graduate Student Summer Residency program focuses each year on a specific pedagogical theme paired with an emerging technology. Throughout the program, participants will work in cross-university and interdisciplinary teams to create instructional and professional materials for their portfolio. Sessions will be designed and led by established scholars in the humanities who can model innovative uses of instructional technology in their research and teaching. Workshops will provide participants with hands-on experience in connecting their own research to practice.

Dates: July 15-19, 2024

Award: The National Humanities Center has designated spots in this program for UC Santa Cruz Humanities PhD students. The fellowship, funded by The Humanities Institute, will cover travel to the National Humanities Center in Raleigh, North Carolina, and the $2,500 tuition cost per participant.

Eligibility: The applicant must be:

  1. A PhD student in a graduate program in the Humanities Division or engaged in humanities research and teaching in Visual Studies, Film and Digital Media, Music, Latin American and Latino Studies, Politics, Sociology, or Anthropology.
  2. Within normative time and in good academic standing
  3. Enrolled in at least five credits of graduate-level coursework. Students are ineligible to apply while on leave.
  4. Available to participate in a THI PhD+ event sharing your experience with graduate student colleagues in the following academic year.

Applications should include the following components:

A. A complete application, including short answers to the following questions on the online application form:

  1. One of the goals of the NHC Summer Program is to support humanities PhD students to create meaningful learning experiences. What has come up for you in your teaching that makes you interested in this program?
  2. Participants in the residency will be asked to participate in a THI PhD+ event to share some of your learning from this experience with your humanities graduate student colleagues. Please discuss your interest in supporting a community-centered event on effective and meaningful teaching amongst your peers. How can you envision bringing what you learn in the program back to your humanities graduate student colleagues at UCSC?
  3. The residency will also include sessions on becoming a public scholar. Have you been involved in public scholarship previously (If yes, please explain)? How would you like to engage with audiences beyond the university in the future?
  4. How do you understand the NHC Summer Program fitting in with your current and post-graduation goals?
  5. Have you participated in other professional development opportunities at UCSC (such as programs/workshops with THI or the Teaching & Learning Center) or at another institution? If so, please explain.

B. A one-page curriculum vitae


Make sure you use the “Login for University of California, Santa Cruz Users.” Please follow the steps in our InfoReady Guide if this is your first time using InfoReady. We encourage you to start your application as soon as possible to familiarize yourself with the InfoReady platform. 

*PLEASE NOTE: You must be logged into your Google account to use this application form. Questions? Please contact Saskia Nauenberg Dunkell at