NHC 2019 Summer Residency Program for PhD students in the Humanities

July 15-26, 2019 at the National Humanities Center


The University of Iowa has been invited to send (nominate) three PhD students to the 2019 Graduate Student Summer Residency Program at the National Humanities Center, and currently is soliciting applications from UI PhD students in the humanities.

From July 15 to 26, 2019, the PhD students nominated by the twenty-eight participating universities will meet at the National Humanities Center for a two-week residency aimed at building bridges between the academic world and the classroom by translating research into practice. Participants will work in cross-university and interdisciplinary teams to create instructional materials for their teaching portfolio by integrating emerging instructional technology and scientific theory with instructional planning and design.

During the 2019 Summer Residency Program, teams will be trained in the use of geospatial technology to create inquiry-based maps. Scholars from Triangle-area universities, including Duke University, the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and North Carolina State University, will mentor on how they add value to their research and teaching using these interactive methodologies. Each team and each individual participant will create and share an instructional resource that is ready for their own teaching in the fall.*

The University of Iowa’s designated nominees will receive $1,750 for tuition, $2,000 to cover lodging during the two-week residency, and up to $700 to cover travel to the NHC. Tuition covers all programing for the NHC Graduate Student Summer Residency, including materials, books, software, technology support, and lunch and breakfast daily.

*Description from https://nationalhumanitiescenter.org/education-programs/2019-summer-residency-phd/


To apply, please send the following materials in a single PDF file to Allison Bierman (allison-bierman@uiowa.edu) by March 28, 2019:

1) Application Cover Sheet

1) Letter of interest explaining how the applicant expects to benefit from the experience

2) Applicant CV

4) Letter of recommendation from the faculty advisor


Questions: Please contact Allison Bierman.

UI participation in this program is generously funded by the UI Graduate College and is being organized as a collaboration of the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, the Obermann Center for Advanced Studies, and the Graduate College.