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. The fellowship will run from January 16th – May 31st.


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

Public Humanities Assistant

Fall 2022-Spring 2023 (Sept 20, 2022-May 20, 2023)

Stipend: $9,000 paid in monthly installments

The Winston Tabb Special Collections Research Center cultivates an exchange of knowledge between Johns Hopkins University and the greater Baltimore community through participatory action research, oral history initiatives, performances, and community-based learning. The Center is currently organizing arts & humanities projects in collaboration with Baltimore’s ballroom scene, LGBTQ oral history projects, a speaker series, and community fellowships.

The Tabb Center seeks a Public Humanities Assistant who will help organize our speaker series, assist community fellows, and staff public events, including our annual Peabody ball competition. Student workers will make their own hours but must be responsive to the needs and schedules of our Baltimore-based collaborators. The workload will likely range from 4-10 hours per week. If desired, this position could be shared by multiple students working collaboratively.


  • Provide administrative and logistical assistance for projects and events including the Peabody Ballroom Experience, oral history initiatives, public workshops, etc.
  • Help organize and publicize an “Engaged Humanities” speaker series by communicating with speakers, booking rooms, managing travel and catering, etc. 
  • Assist community fellows in navigating JHU’s payment system.
  • Those interested in gaining public humanities experience may attend oral history trainings, conduct interviews, and participate more substantively in project planning and design.


  • Candidates should ideally have experience with or interest in public-facing projects.
  • Candidates should have demonstrated cultural competency and/or experience with community-based work centering on social justice, anti-racism, and LGBTQ politics.
  • Candidates should be reliable, detail-oriented, and able to work independently.

Please apply by submitting 1) a brief cover letter outlining your specific interest in this position and 2) a CV via SMILE, the JHU Experiential Learning platform, job number 12742.

Questions? Contact Joseph Plaster, Tabb Center director, at