Lehigh University

Public Pedagogies: Graduate Education and the Interdisciplinary Humanities at Lehigh University

Award: 25,000

Description: Collaboration between the History and English departments, with an emphasis on cultivating new opportunities for research and dissertation work. The grant also provides four professional internships for the summer of 2017.

Website: http://www1.lehigh.edu/news/english-and-history-departments-receive-neh-grant

Director: Jenna Lay

Pennsylvania State University

Holistic Rethinking of the Humanities PhD: Seminars, Dissertation, Internationalization, Fellowships

Award: 25,000

Description:Formation of a new Committee, consisting of activities already taking place, to create the New Directions Fellowship program. This would prep students for non-academic jobs with the rigor of a traditional program.

Website: http://news.psu.edu/story/420560/2016/08/11/academics/grant-affords-opportunity-reshape-humanities-graduate-education

Director: Eric Hayot

Loyola University, Chicago

Charting Career Pathways: Enhancing and Sustaining Doctoral Education in the Humanities

Award: 25,000

Description: Workshops focused on mentoring students for a professional world. Collaboration with the Communications Department to help develop skills outside of dissertation research.

Website: http://luc.edu/gradschool/homenews/nehgrant.shtml

Director: Patricia Mooney-Melvin

University of California, Irvine

UCI Next Generation PhDs in the Humanities

Award: 25,000

Description: Four topics of foucs: rethinking training among faculty and staff, integration of different employment opportunities into curriculum, new mentoring opportunities, and further documentation of post-doctoral career paths.

Website: http://sites.uci.edu/nextgenphd/

Director: Julia Lupton

University of California, Santa Barbara

Training for Nonacademic Careers in a Research-University Setting

Award: 25,000

Description: Workshops, panels, and funding for the annual Beyond Acdademia Conference. Continuing work that has been done in the Graduate Student Resource Center at UCSB.

Website: http://www.news.ucsb.edu/2016/017065/retooling-phd

Director: John Majewski

University of California, Santa Cruz

UC Santa Cruz Next Generation Humanities PhD Planning Grant

Award: 25,000

Description: Collaboration with the Institute for Humanities Research. Workshops designed to expand doctoral expertise and the reorganization of programs to meet such expansion.

Website: http://news.ucsc.edu/2016/08/humanities-next-generation.html

Director: Tyrus Miller