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The Connected PhD program, which is generously supported by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, seeks to enrich professional development opportunities for doctoral students in the humanities and humanistic social sciences at Brandeis. This four-year program will fund professional development experiences for students and curricular innovation grants for faculty, all with the goal of re-imagining graduate education. The Connected PhD program serves doctoral programs in Anthropology, English, History, Musicology, Music Composition and Theory, Near Eastern and Judaic Studies (NEJS), Politics, and Sociology.


Future Funding Deadlines for Faculty and Students: 

Summer 2022 Funding: May 2, 2022

May 2 will also be the deadline for students to apply for the Higher Ed Administrative internships at Brandeis, part of the Connected PhD program. Specifics about the internship opportunities will be available in April.

*Please email if you plan to apply and need funding ahead of the extended deadline. Any application that requests faculty course releases will need to occur one academic year prior.
Program Staff and Contact

Alyssa Canelli, Assistant Dean for Academic Affairs
Abigail Arnold, Department Administrator
Anna Valcour, Graduate Student Project Lead

Please contact us at with your questions!