AGHI Graduate Research Fellowship

Meet the current cohort of AGHI Fellows.

AGHI is accepting applications from Ph.D. students in the 13 humanities departments in KSAS, including the Anthropology, Political Theory, Sociology, and History of Medicine programs, to become AGHI Graduate Research Fellows.

These one-semester fellowships:

  • Are tenable in the spring 2024 semester
  • Provide a full KSAS stipend, along with tuition costs equal to 20% of KSAS resident-student tuition, for the spring 2024 semester
  • Are intended to replace any departmental teaching requirements
  • 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.


We will begin accepting applications beginning January 1, 2023. Complete the application on Interfolio by February 28, 2023. Decisions will be made by the end of March 2023.

The following documents must be submitted as PDF files and named “last name, first name – description” (i.e. Smith, John – transcript).

  1. Concise (max. 500 words) abstract of the dissertation, including its methods and approaches and its greater significance for the humanities
  2. Statement of work already accomplished and plan for work still to be done
  3. CV
  4. Letter of recommendation from your adviser

Other Opportunities for Graduate Students

Robert and Nancy Hall Undergraduate and Graduate Art Museum Fellowships: Summer 2022 Call for Applications

The Hall Art Museum Fellowships provide graduate and undergraduate students at Johns Hopkins University financial support in pursuing underpaid or unpaid art museum internships. In offering this funding, the Department of the History of Art seeks to enable students the opportunity to gain a broad understanding of the museum profession and to contribute meaningfully to the work taking place at art museums and art galleries across departments and areas of specialty.

The Department understands the category of art museum in an open and capacious sense, to include institutions that focus on the collecting, preservation, and/or display of art, architecture, visual and material culture, and archaeological remains, including architectural and archaeological sites. Should applicants have questions as to whether their internship qualifies, please send a query to the email address below.

Fellowships of $500 to $5000 will be awarded to students who have been awarded an art museum internship for a period during Summer 2022.

Note that University policy does not permit paid interns to receive academic credit for their internship.

To Apply

Applications should be made through the form available here:

The application form will ask you to submit the following:

  1. a short statement (1-2 paragraphs) explaining how the internship will support your academic study and/or future vocation and detailing your need for additional financial support
  2. the specific amount requested, and a description of how that money will be used to support the applicant during the internship.
  3. a brief description of the internship, including: how many weeks, how many hours/week, location, and the amount (if any) of compensation associated with the internship
  4. a resume or curriculum vitae
  5. an unofficial academic transcript

Application Review: The History of Art Department and the Program in Museums and Society will jointly review applications on April 15 and May 15.

Queries should be sent to Viktoria Waith in the History of Art department:

KSAS Language Training Summer 2022

The Krieger School of Arts and Sciences is pleased to announce TWO OPPORTUNITIES for graduate students to acquire language training during the summer of 2022.

1.  Free intensive courses for reading knowledge in French, German, Latin, and Spanish for graduate students

This summer, five-week intensive courses in French, German, Latin, and Spanish for reading knowledge will be offered, free of charge, to entering and continuing JHU graduate students.  These courses, generously supported by an endowment from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, aim to provide a basis for reading these languages in just five weeks.  The courses are suitable for students with no prior experience of the language in question, as well as for those seeking a review/brush-up.  Priority is given to PhD students in the Humanities and humanistic Social Sciences, but other students may be accommodated as space permits. These courses entail no grades and no formal academic credit.

All four courses are scheduled to run from Monday, July 18 to Friday, August 19, 2021.  The exact modality for each of these courses will be determined by the individual instructors in consultation with students, as we recognize the advantage of online or hybrid for students at a distance, but also the value of and desire for in-person instruction and interaction.  In addition to details about modality, the exact schedule and class meeting times will be arranged by each instructor. 

The instructors are as follows:

To express interest in one of these courses, please contact the relevant instructor.  Each will maintain a roster of people expressing interest and will communicate further in due course to confirm the intention to participate and to provide information about course materials, modality, platforms, exact meeting times, and the like.

2.  Grants to support additional or other language training for graduate students

The Krieger School of Arts and Sciences is accepting applications for the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation Summer Language Study grants for Summer 2022. Summer language study grants will be available to PhD students enrolled in a Humanities or Humanistic social sciences program, who require summer language training that is not available through the Krieger School of Arts and Sciences (i.e., languages other than French, German, Latin, and Spanish for reading knowledge, as described above).  These funds may be used either to support travel, tuition, etc. for in-person training elsewhere or for tuition and other costs for courses offered entirely online or in a remote modality.

Fellows will be selected based primarily on their scholarship and promise, the feasibility of their proposed project, and their proposal’s adherence to the terms of funding.  Grantees will receive up to $1200 towards qualified expenses. Applicants enrolled in a Ph.D. program in the Humanities or Humanistic social sciences should provide a one-page proposal, a CV, and a brief letter of support from a faculty sponsor explaining the relevance of the proposed training to the applicant’s overall research and scholarly development.  These documents should be submitted to Renee Eastwood ( by June 3, 2022.

PEP Postdoctoral Fellowship Opportunity at New York University

Apply via Interfolio


The Prison Education Program at New York University (PEP) invites applications for a Postdoctoral Associate. This position is open to scholars across disciplines whose research focuses on issues germane to prison studies, prison education, and social impacts of mass incarceration. 

The Postdoctoral Associate chosen will be supported in continuing their area of research and scholarship. In addition, the Postdoctoral Associate will assist PEPs Faculty Director, Faculty Director of Research, and Executive Director in planning public programming with our students, and participating in other activities of PEP. The Postdoctoral Associate is expected to be in residence during the academic year.   


Candidates should have completed their Ph.D. by the time of appointment and within the last five years. The position will be for one year, with the possibility of a one-year additional renewal. Applicants should have a strong intent and the capability to independently conduct research.

Possible areas of candidate scholarly interest include, but are not limited to: the history of mass incarceration in the United States, prison art and literature, carceral and policing policy and technologies, institutional and structural trauma, migration, war and detention, social, economic, and psychological impacts of confinement, race, gender and criminalization, incarceration and housing and economic precarity, restorative justice and alternatives to institutionalization.

Application Instructions

Submit a cover letter and resumé. 

Applicants are encouraged to highlight experiences involving working with justice-impacted communities, participatory research, and public programming conducted with formerly incarcerated individuals.

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, distill wisdom from the Library’s rich resources, and interact with policymakers and the public.

View information about the John W. Kluge Center on the Library of Congress website.

Job Opportunity for a Bilingual (Spanish/English) Speaking Lifestyle Interventionist at the JHU Brancati Center

The Diabetes Prevention Programs (DPP) at the JHU Brancati Center is looking for a bilingual Lifestyle Interventionist, who would essentially serve as a facilitator for our Spanish DPP groups. The DPP is a group-based program that helps people with prediabetes reduce their risk of developing type 2 diabetes. See more details about this job here:

BmoreArt is looking for two new team members!

Could be a good fit for a JHU graduate or alumni from the arts, art history, humanities, museum studies, or business/marketing.

Part-time, Gallery Coordinator, 20 hours a week approx and hourly

Full time, Coordinator of Community Partnerships, Starting $50k