4 years A Re-Imagined PhD Infinite Collaborations
Working for the Public Good
with funding from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation
Apply to Develop a Graduate Humanities Lab Course in Summer 2022
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The Mellon Humanities for the Public Good Initiative invites applications from UI faculty and partners to design a Humanities Lab. We define a “Lab” as an applied, experiential approach to teaching and learning that offers graduate students meaningful ways to connect advanced studies in the humanities to both a social challenge and skills valued in multiple career settings. The Lab grant will be awarded to one or more humanities or humanities-adjacent faculty members who, along with collaborators, wish to host a Humanities Lab graduate course in 2022-2023 or 2023-2024. Funding is available to support planning teams and to support departments.

Due Date for Letter of Inquiry: April 19, 2022

Listen to lab leaders from Berkeley, ASU, and Michigan. Watch here.
The Next Generation of Dissertations
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In early March, scholars from around the country came together to discuss what a non-monographic dissertation entails and the opportunities such a project creates. More and more scholars are finding creative ways to share their scholarly research and intellectual insights in dynamic, engaging forms such as graphic novels, mobile games, documentary films, and are having an impact both within and beyond the academy. The discussion was sponsored by Humanities for the Public Good and the Graduate School at Syracuse University and included presentations from Jesse Merandy (Vanishing Leaves) and advisor Matthew Gold; Kay Sohini (Drawing Unbelonging) and advisor Lisa Diedrich; Justin Schell (We Rock Long Distance); Sonia Estima (Multimodal Meaning Making) and committee member Mary Kalantzis; and Ana Rodriguez-Rodriguez (University of Iowa).
Speakers described multi-modal dissertation forms, what those forms added to their inquiry and scholarship, and the process of preparing examiners and committee members to understand and be able to evaluate multi-modal meaning-making.
Opportunities for Graduate Students from Campus Partners & Beyond:
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The College of Liberal Arts and Sciences is pleased to announce a competition for five new Graduate Assistantships (GAs) in Writing, Editing, and Community Engagement. These new graduate assistant positions will allow current doctoral students opportunities to participate in the college’s outreach, engagement, and writing missions in ways designed to diversify/transform graduate career preparation. 
Applications are due March 30th. Apply here.
Office of Teaching, Learning & Technology Opportunities
Attend a workshop on engagement-focused course design led by former HPG RA Dominic Dongilli. The event will be held from noon to 1 p.m. on Wednesday, April 6, in N150 Lindquist Center.
Develop your teaching skills and portfolio by collaborating with TAs from across the University of Iowa on a range of pedagogical issues and gain practical experience in the field of educational development through collaboration with Center for Teaching staff. Fellows will deepen their knowledge of the scholarship of teaching and learning, leading to the creation of a campus-wide interactive workshop on a topic of their choice.

Applications are due April 12. Apply here.
Summer Grant and Fellowship Seminar
The College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, the Graduate College, and International Programs are sponsoring a Grant and Fellowship Writing Seminar for Ph.D., MFA, and DMA students in the humanities, arts, and the social sciences May 16-27, 2022.

Applications are due April 4. Apply here.
Sign up to attend Princeton University's GradFUTURES Forum. This online forum aims to expose graduate students to diverse career options, provide practical advice, share inspirational stories, and facilitate connections and community. The forum will run from March 28 to April 1.
Robert A. and Ruth Bywater Olson Graduate Assistantship
The University of Iowa Libraries’ Special Collections department invites current or incoming graduate students interested in special collections librarianship, museum curatorship, or archives administration to apply for an Olson Graduate Research Assistantship for 2022-23, with the possibility for a one-year renewal for 2023-24.
University of Iowa Press Marketing Graduate Assistant
The University of Iowa Press seeks a Graduate Assistant who is eager to pursue a career in academic or commercial book publishing upon completion of their graduate degree. The ideal candidate will make at least a 2- to 3-year commitment to this position.  
Applications are due March 25.
Humanities Scholarship in Conversation:
Podcasting to Improve Ph.D. Futures
PhDFuturesNow! is a Humanities Without Walls-supported podcast with episodes covering graduate education topics from career diversity to social equity in higher education.
News from Humanities Without Walls

HPG Internship and Advisory Board Alum, Andrew Boge was featured in the Humanities Without Walls newsletter about his experiences at the HWW Career Diversity Summer Workshop and his participation on the HWW Alumni Board.
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WhatEvery1Says (WE1S): The Humanities in Public Discourse is an Andrew W. Mellon-funded project studying the humanities "crisis," the value of humanities, and how the public sees the humanities outside the academy. The WE1S project studied humanities reception in the media and created a valuable list of recommendations to help scholars improve public understanding of their work. Read more.
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