The National Endowment for the Humanities has awarded the University of Chicago a $349,919 grant to support the professional advancement of humanities doctoral students. "The Next Generation Humanities PhD program NEH expects to play a leading role in helping humanities doctoral programs prepare students for the challenges and opportunities of the 21st century," said NEH Chairman William D. Adams.
UChicagoGRAD will use the grant to perfect students' leadership skills for future careers in academia, industry, nonprofits, and government.
Together with this new resource, History PhD students already enjoy the benefits of the Making History Work pilot program. Launched with a $300,000 grant from the Mellon Foundation, Making History Work supports a robust program exclusively for our students.
Kenneth Pomeranz, co-faculty director of the pilot and University Professor in History, says of the program: "rather than think in terms of preparing people for two distinct job markets—one academic and one nonacademic—we should really think of a big diversified job market and skills that will help in either of those markets."