Dean's Humanities Scholars Program
The Dean's Humanities Scholars Program integrates and reinforces the importance of public engagement throughout doctoral students’ training. The program seeks to develop a community of scholars and professionals across the university, thus weaving the Public Humanities in Graduate Education Initiative (PHIGE) into the fabric of NYU life.
The Graduate School of Arts and Science established the Dean's Humanities Scholars Program with generous funding from the Mellon Foundation.
Selected during the PhD admissions process, Dean's Humanities Scholars are incoming PhD students from a range of GSAS departments. Dean’s Humanities Scholars must complete the two Public Humanities Core Courses. These cross-disciplinary courses, taken as electives, explore the theory and practice of Public Humanities and offer the foundation for students to conceptualize and incorporate modes of public engagement in their own research.
A one-time $1,000 start-up grant disbursed by GSAS to incoming program participants
Priority access to the MacCracken Housing Program
Priority consideration for all Public Humanities workshops and programming including the highly competitive winter podcast residency hosted by the National Humanities Center and sponsored by GSAS
Mentorship and networking opportunities