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PhD+ Workshop – Research Development

June 3, 2022 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm  |  Virtual Event


Research Development

Learn how to make your fellowship and grant proposals competitive to a wide range of selection committees. We’ll discuss what does and does not need to be in a research proposal, the proper tone and form, and ways to tease out the larger stakes of individual research projects and avoid the jargon of field-specific descriptions. This session will help you craft a research proposal that appeals to a broad academic audience.

The workshop will be led by Sharon Kinoshita (Professor, Literature). Saskia Nauenberg Dunkell (THI Research Program Manager), Hannah Jasper (Research Development Analyst for the Arts Research Institute), and Eric Sneathen (THI Research Development GSR).

Sharon Kinoshita is a Professor of Literature. She co-directs the and has been PI or co-PI for a five-year UC Multicampus Research Project, a UC Humanities Research Institute Residential Research Group, and four National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) Summer Institutes in Mediterranean Studies. She has served as first- or final-round fellowship reviewer for the ACLS, the Stanford Humanities Center, the American Academy in Berlin, and other institutions.

Saskia Nauenberg Dunkell is the Research Program Manager at THI. She joined THI in 2019 to manage the Mellon-funded Expanding Humanities Impact and Publics project. This project supports graduate student success and public scholarship through a range of events, workshops, and initiatives. Saskia is a humanistic social scientist and holds a PhD in sociology from UCLA.

Hannah Jasper is a Research Development Analyst for the Arts Research Institute. She is an arts administrator, curator, researcher, and writer who has worked for the last ten years helping to preserve and uplift critically important and yet unexamined stories. Hannah has contributed to developing new and ongoing projects at many distinguished arts and cultural organizations throughout the United States, including the University of Chicago, Chicago’s Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events, The Children’s Museum of Art and Social Justice, The Ed Paschke Art Center, and Culture Saving.

Eric Sneathen is the Arts and Humanities Research and Development GSR for 2021-2022. He is a poet and queer literary historian living in Oakland. From 2019-2020, he was a THI Public Fellow working with the GLBT Historical Society in San Francisco to complete the San Francisco ACT UP Oral History Project, funded by California Humanities. His writing and scholarship have been supported by a number of grants and fellowships from UCSC, UC San Diego, and the University of Buffalo. In June he’ll be graduating with a PhD in Literature, with a concentration in Creative-Critical Studies.


About the PhD+ Workshop Series
Join us for the sixth year of PhD+ Workshops, hosted by The Humanities Institute. We meet monthly to discuss possible career paths for PhDs, internship possibilities, grants/fellowships, work/life balance, elements of style, online identity issues, and much, much more.


June 3, 2022
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
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