News | 10 March 2020

Committee on Graduate Student Grant Writing


The Humanities Institute, working with the Humanities Dean, has put together a new Committee on Graduate Student Grant Writing.

Humanities graduate students applying to grants, fellowships, post-docs, and academic jobs can submit a draft of their application statement or cover letter to the Committee for feedback. Faculty will read and comment on materials within 10 days. This is a great opportunity for students to get comments on their application materials from faculty outside of their dissertation committees and departments. Students can request up to 2 reviews every academic year, and possibly receive additional feedback if faculty members are available. At this time, the Committee is only open to graduate students in one of the Humanities departments and does not include students pursuing a Designated Emphasis in a Humanities department. 

If you are working on an application that you would like the Committee on Graduate Student Grant Writing to review, please email your materials with information about the specific application or position to THI’s Research Programs and Communications Manager, Saskia Nauenberg Dunkell, at

The Committee on Graduate Student Grant Writing was established as part of the Mellon-funded Expanding Humanities Impact and Publics project.