The Humanities Collaboratory

Applications are now open! The application deadline is February 15, 2022. Download our flyer here.

Faculty/staff interested in learning about the Collaboratory can apply for our Outreach Program.

The JHU Humanities Collaboratory provides opportunities for emerging humanities students from Community Colleges and Historically Black Colleges and Universities across the country to participate in an intensive and innovative summer research experience through the Humanities For All Program and the Leadership Alliance First Year Research Experience (FYRE). The program is directed by Dr. Natalie Strobach, Assistant Dean of undergraduate research at the Krieger School of Arts & Sciences, and funded by a grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.

This Summer Humanities Collaboratory is a unique approach to bringing together students from different branches of humanities scholarship to work together constructively while pursuing individual research projects. In some ways, this collaboratory is modeled after scientific lab research: while each student will be working towards an individual project, everyone will be gathered together in one (virtual) location and encouraged to observe and engage their peers and instructors. 

The Collaboratory requires an in-person residential commitment. In addition to the stipend of $5750, we also will cover housing at Johns Hopkins.

See a past Humanities Collaboratory schedule. This is only a sample. The core texts are determined by your individual project.

Stories from the Collaboratory

Many of the Humanities Collaboratory participants were in the midst of mapping out their futures, and for them, the summer was a turning point. Read their stories to learn more about their unique research projects, what they learned during the 10 weeks, and what they plan to do next.

Videos from the Collaboratory

An Inside Look at the Humanities Collaboratory

Listen as students share the experiences, skills, and knowledge they’ve gained from the Humanities Collaboratory.

Humanities Collaboratory Student Presentations

At the end of the summer, students present the results of their 10-week research project to the community.