Humanities Without Walls National Predoctoral Career Diversity Residential Summer Workshop

Applications Due:
Monday, November 7, 2022


In summer 2023, the University of Minnesota’s College of Liberal Arts will host HWW’s annual summer workshop for doctoral students interested in learning about diverse careers for humanists. Through a series of workshops, talks, and site visits, participants will learn how to imagine possible futures and leverage their skills and humanities training towards careers in the private sector, the nonprofit world, arts administration, public media, and many other fields. The Twin Cities will serve as the primary location for workshop activities. The location will provide students with the opportunity to experience the vibrant humanities ecosystem that exists in our region. 

We invite applications from doctoral students pursuing degree in the humanities and humanistic social sciences to participate in this three-week summer workshop. The Institute for Advanced Study is managing applications from the University of Minnesota. Applications are due to the IAS on Monday, November 7. Supporting letters of recommendation are due Friday, November 11.

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. You can learn more details on the Humanities Without Walls website.

Applications are now open. 
Complete application instructions can be found here.


Workshop Details

The workshop will be conducted in person at the University of Minnesota. Participants are expected to be in residence in the Twin Cities for the duration of the workshop, to attend all workshop activities each day and be active participants in the program for its entirety. University of Minnesota students are expected to stay in their resident housing in the area.


July 17–28, 2023. Students selected as fellows are expected to arrive Sunday, July 16, 2023 by 4:00 p.m. (CDT) and depart no sooner than Friday, July 28, 2023, 4:00 p.m. (CDT).


All applicants must be enrolled in a doctoral degree program in a humanities or humanistic social science discipline at the University of Minnesota. Applicants may be at any stage of their doctoral work, but they cannot have already received the doctoral degree at the time the workshop takes place. Applicants cannot have a graduation date on or before August 1st, 2023. International students are eligible to apply, but are responsible for confirming their registration and eligibility status at their home universities; HWW is not responsible for issuing visa paperwork.

Fellowship Award

Five University of Minnesota fellows will receive a $3,000 award. If the student nominated for the national competition is selected, this student will receive a $4,000 award and stay in on-campus housing. All Fellows are expected to attend all workshop sessions and be active participants in the program for its entirety. Some meals are provided through the workshop. The stipend is provided as a participation award and to support meals not otherwise provided, parking if needed, and any other expenses not otherwise provided directly through the workshop.