Grants for Faculty
Faculty have the opportunity to apply for funding for two types of proposals:
1. Course Development
Faculty in the humanities and humanistically oriented social science will be
encouraged to propose new or revised PhD-level courses to explicitly connect humanistic
training to non-academic competencies, including other professions.
- Courses that incorporate public scholarship, digital humanities, grant-writing, project management, and other professional abilities into the core curriculum rather than as supplements.
- Internship courses, in which students are supervised by a faculty member while they are engaging in an internship experience of their choosing.
- Courses designed with and/or taught in collaboration with faculty in our professional schools (the Heller School of Social Policy and Management, the Brandeis International Business School, and the Rabb School of Continuing Education). These courses would connect the skills and knowledge of humanities scholars to the study and practice of health policy, international development, conflict transformation, organizational leadership and behavior, non-profit management, organizational behavior, marketing, project management, and online learning.
2. Program Innovation
Faculty may propose research, processes, and consultations leading to the
development of revised humanities doctoral programs of study, and/or degree requirements.
- Substantial restructuring of program requirements to integrate professional development into the curriculum, including coordination among pro-seminars in different programs to facilitate alumni connections, networking and skill-development.
- Collaborative planning process to enable the current pro-seminars in English, Anthropology, History, NEJS and Politics to align and create a cooperative scheduling model, to incorporate meaningful professional development investigation, and to engage students in all humanities programs from a common perspective.
- Site visits at organizations that employ PhDs from these disciplines so graduate students can learn what this work actually looks like.
- A sequence of trainings from Diversity, Equity and Inclusion and Accessibility professionals around the issues facing higher education and related education fields.
- Workshops and consultations to help and encourage faculty members to support and create opportunities for diverse career pathways for their graduate students.