The Johns Hopkins University Krieger School of Arts and Sciences is proud to announce the new Mellon Foundation Humanities Collaboratory Fellowship. This fellowship provides doctoral graduate students at JHU the opportunity to join in a teaching and research collaboration with the Community College of Baltimore County (CCBC) that initiates students into undergraduate humanities research while providing them the advanced skills necessary to transition to a four-year university.
Three fellows will be selected to lead workshops based on a faculty lecture series at CCBC. These same fellows will then work closely with a group of ten students for ten weeks in the summer of 2018, from June 4th to August 10th, to develop individualized research projects of exceptional quality that will be presented both locally and at the annual Leadership Alliance National Symposium.
The structure of the collaboratory will include daily focused workshops four days a week in the morning followed by afternoon collaboratory work, where we will demystify the process of humanities research by engaging with digital humanities, modeling research techniques, and adding transparency to the investigative process. Fellows will be able to develop their own projects during these afternoon sessions and share their processes for framing and developing their work in a high-tech environment, projecting anything from their actual searches to the process of composing a project. Each graduate student fellow will be responsible for leading one morning workshop and participating in two afternoon collaboratory sessions each week. This project is the first of its kind and a tremendous way to question and drive the boundaries of the humanities. This summer we will question the very construction of the “human” alongside CCBC’s annual theme of equity.
- Be doctoral students in the Krieger School of Arts and Sciences
- Be in residence for Spring and Summer 2018
- Be willing to model their own research practices live in front of the undergraduate scholars
- Complete Culturally Responsible Teaching (CRT) Training in Spring 2018
Fellowships may not be deferred.
How to Apply:
To be considered for the Mellon Foundation Humanities Collaboratory Fellowship, complete and submit the online application by February 2, 2018.
The following documents must be submitted as PDF files and named “last name, first name – description” (i.e. “Smith, John – Transcript”).
- Letter of application (addressed to the Mellon Foundation Humanities Collaboratory Fellowship Committee)
- Curriculum vitae
- 500-1000 word diversity statement addressing how you will inspire collaboration, build a welcoming environment, and support a diverse body of community college students.
- Transcript (unofficial is accepted)
- Letter of recommendation from a faculty mentor
- Letter of endorsement from your department chair
Fellows will lead two two-hour workshops in the spring of 2018 followed by a 10-week commitment in the summer of 2018 of 20 hours per week for a total award of $8000.
The fellows will need to meet with Hopkins humanities faculty leading a speaking series at CCBC; the Principal Investigator at JHU, Vice Dean Joel Schildbach; and the Director of the Mellon Initiative and Director of Undergraduate Research, Dr. Natalie Strobach.