Summer Grant Writing Group

The Mellon Foundation and ACLS just announced an exciting new $40,000+ fellowship for PhD students who are still developing projects, called the Dissertation Innovation Fellowship program. Proposed projects could include things like "digital methods training, a short-term practicum with a think-tank or social justice organization to develop experience with applied methods, and/or site-based research involving community-engaged or collaborative approaches."

Jonathan Anjaria has organized a summer discussion and writing group focused on developing ideas and proposals. Thirty graduate students from History, Anthropology, English, Music, and Sociology signed up to attend four 1.5-hour sessions.

To read more about these upcoming events, visit our current events!

Connected PhD

In 2019, Brandeis University was awarded a major grant from the Andrew W. Melon Foundation to enrich professional development opportunities for doctoral students in the humanities and humanistic social sciences. Two types of funding are available to humanities and social sciences PhD students: 1) grants of up to $5000 to acquire practical skills and 2) grants to pay for internships and part-time work that has clear professional development opportunities. 

This funding opportunity is now closed.

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Internal and External Funding

Brandeis graduate students regularly receive fellowships and grants to support their MA and PhD research. The Fellowships and Grants page lists funds available through Brandeis University (internal) as well as other associations (external) where students can apply for grants.

Conference and Research Awards

Students who are presenting at a conference or will incur costs associated with a thesis or capstone project can apply for one of the conference and research awards available to MA and PhD students.