The Alexander Grass Humanities Institute offers fellowships for both graduate and undergraduate students.

Graduate Fellowships

Welcome to the first cohort of AGHI Fellows: 2017-2018 Graduate Fellows

The AGHI is now accepting applications from PhD students in the 10 humanities departments in KSAS, as well as Anthropology, Political Theory, and History of Medicine, to become AGHI Graduate Research Fellows.

These are one-semester fellowships, tenable in Spring semester. AGHI Graduate Research fellowships will provide full KSAS stipend, along with tuition costs equal to 20% of KSAS resident-student tuition, for the Spring semester; are intended to replace any departmental teaching requirements; and will come with access to AGHI space for work and meetings. AGHI fellows will be in the final stages of their dissertations with a high likelihood of completing their dissertations by the end of the academic year of the fellowship. Fellows will be free to devote their time to writing with few distractions, and will only be expected to attend AGHI sponsored events and meet as a group twice monthly with a faculty mentor to workshop their dissertations.

How to apply

Please submit a concise (max. 500 words) abstract of the dissertation, including its methods and approaches and its greater significance for the humanities; a statement of work already accomplished and plan for work still to be done; a CV, and a letter of recommendation from your adviser to AGHI@jhu.edu, with the subject-heading “AGHI Graduate Research Fellowship Application,” by March 1.

Decisions will be made by a multi-departmental board and will be based on the board’s judgment of the project’s merits as well as the balance and complementarity of the chosen projects. Decisions will be announced by April 1.

Undergraduate Fellows Program

Undergraduates have the opportunity to apply for a semester-long research fellowship at the institute. Those selected will be supported financially for a semester during which they will produce an independent, faculty-mentored research or creative project, which they will have a chance to present publicly.

Participating departments include all humanities departments, as well as Anthropology and the Political Theory track of Political Science and affiliated centers and programs.

Further information regarding undergraduate fellowships will be available in January 2018.

Sheridan Libraries Dean’s Undergraduate Research Awards, Co-Sponsored by the Alexander Grass Humanities Institute

Dean’s Undergraduate Research Awards are available for students working on relevant humanities and social sciences research projects that specifically utilize primary source materials in the rare book, manuscript, and archival collections of the Sheridan Libraries at JHU. These collections span 5,000 years of rare and unique objects from ancient cuneiform tablets and Egyptian papyri fragments, to illuminated medieval and Renaissance manuscripts, incunabula and earliest illustrated books, on to masterpieces of 18th century fine printing and graphic arts, as well as print from Industrial Revolution to arts of the book in the modern era. Also of relevance to DURA candidates are the libraries’ historical manuscript collections, and the University Archives, which preserve the papers of many of the most influential scholars ever to conduct research and teaching at JHU. These collections are held collectively in the Milton S. Eisenhower Library Special Collections, the George Peabody Library in downtown Baltimore, and the John Work Garrett Library at Evergreen Museum & Library in north Baltimore. Students may consult these collections in the Reading Room of the Brody Learning Commons on the Homewood Campus during regular operating hours (Mondays to Fridays, 10 am to 6 pm; also Tuesdays, 6-8 pm, by appointment).

The Sheridan Libraries DURAs are co-sponsored through the Winston Tabb Special Collections Research Center of the Sheridan Libraries and the Alexander Grass Humanities Institute of the Krieger School of Arts and Sciences. Any questions may be directed to the Sheridan Libraries DURA Program contact, Earle Havens, Nancy H. Hall Curator of Rare Books and Manuscripts, at earle.havens@jhu.edu. Applicants should NOT use the standard Krieger School DURA application form. Instead open the following link to the Sheridan Libraries DURA Application Form 2017 Competition, which explains all requirements for successful completion. The deadline to receive all required materials is February 24, 2018, by 11:59 p.m. Notifications will be received by all applicants during the week of March 13, 2018.

Fellowship Possibilities at the Library of Congress for Humanities Graduates and Faculty

The John W. Kluge Center brings together scholars and researchers from around the world to stimulate and energize one another, to distill wisdom from the Library’s rich resources, and to interact with policymakers and the public.

View information on the John W. Kluge Center at the Library of Congress here: John W. Kluge Center at LOC.

Read about the Kluge Fellowship in Digital Studies here: Kluge Fellowship.

The Johns Hopkins University Albright Institute Undergraduate Archaeological Fellowship

The Johns Hopkins University Albright Institute Undergraduate Archaeological Fellowship provides funding for a Johns Hopkins University undergraduate student to participate in an Albright Institute archaeological field school in Israel as well as a one month internship at the Albright Institute of Archaeological Research in Jerusalem. Applicants must be enrolled at Johns Hopkins University and participate in the fellowship before their graduation date.

For the summer of 2018, awardees will attend the Jezreel Valley Regional Project archaeological field school at Megiddo. The subject of the one-month internship at the Albright will be determined on an individual basis, based on the student’s research interests.

Fellowship award will cover full participant costs (incl. room and board) during the excavation, room and board at the Albright Institute for one month, as well as airfare and a stipend.

Applicants should write a letter of application indicating their career goals and how this fellowship would help to achieve them. Letters of Application, together with the applicant’s curriculum vitae, are due by December 10, 2017 and should be addressed to Prof. Glenn Schwartz (schwartz@jhu.edu). Finalists will be recommended to the Albright Institute Fellowship Committee and awardees announced in January, 2018.