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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: 

April 1st: Summer experiences

Extended deadline October 15: Fall semester experiences

February 15: Spring semester experiences

*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
Emily Wheeler, Senior Department Coordinator
Hannah Jung, Graduate Student Project Lead

Please contact us at with your questions!