Humanities Without Walls National Predoctoral Career Diversity Workshop Application

Summer 2023 Application Instructions

The following are step-by-step application instructions for the Humanities Without Walls 2023 Career Diversity Workshop. Because the University of Minnesota is the host institution for the 2023 summer workshop, five workshop spots are guaranteed for U of M graduate students. The University will nominate one student for the national competition who, if selected, will additionally be provided with on-campus housing for the duration of the workshop. To be considered for nomination, your application and letters of support must be submitted by Monday, November 7, 2022.

Required Documents

(1) Upload a narrative (1,000-word max) explaining your intended career trajectory and addressing the following questions. Since your application will be evaluated based on your responses to these questions, please be sure to answer ALL questions:

  • What are your career interests or your intended career trajectory? How have your background and experiences impacted your choices?
  • How will this workshop help you achieve your goals? What knowledge and skills are you hoping to learn?
  • What will you bring to the workshop community? What relevant experiences (personal and professional) will help you to contribute to the workshop cohort?
  • How will you share what you learn at the workshop with colleagues, your department, campus, and beyond? What impact will it have on your community, field, or discipline?
  • How do you plan to incorporate a social justice lens into your daily work in your future career?
  • What opportunities (if any) have you had at your campus (or beyond) to explore diverse career opportunities?

(2) CV or resume (two pages maximum)

(3) Two confidential letters of recommendation. One letter should be from a faculty member who is familiar with you and your work. The other letter can be from a community partner, colleague, or staff member who is familiar with you and your work. Both should emphasize the applicant’s fit for this workshop.

Submitting Your Application

Applications will be submitted through InfoReady Review (opens in new tab).
You must log in with your UMN internet ID.

Complete the form. You will need the following information:

  • Name and email
  • Doctoral degree program
  • Date of admission to doctoral degree program
  • Intended degree conferral date
  • ABD status
  • Name and email addresses of the two people who are writing your letters of reference.

Upload your Narrative statement and CV/resume as directed.
Add the email addresses of your two reference letter writers in the indicated boxes.
Check the box as indicated to certify your commitment to the workshop.
Click “Submit Application”