The Connected PhD bannerThe 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.

Now entering its fourth and final year, this four-year program funds professional development experiences for students and curricular innovation grants for faculty, all with the goal of re-imagining graduate education. Please note that funding will no longer be available after August 31, 2023.  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.

Recent News

July 7, 2022

Brandeis University overhauls PhD training in the humanities and social sciences, including by funding internships on campus and off.

January 26, 2023

The Connected PhD was featured on the podcast The Academic Life. Podcast host Dr. Christina Gessler, a historian of women and gender, interviewed Dr. Alyssa Canelli, Assistant Dean of Academic Affairs, and Dr. Jonathan Anjaria, Faculty Director of Professional Development at GSAS, and associate professor in the Anthropology. Listen to the interview.