Since 2015, the National Humanities Center (NHC) has offered graduate students in humanities doctoral programs an opportunity to learn about and experience best practices in teaching and learning.
Each year, a cohort of students working in small teams creates instructional materials and materials ready for the job market. Focusing on translating research into practice, students are given guidance on how to create meaningful learning experiences for any level of audience in sessions led by prominent scholars, master educators, and technology experts. Most importantly, the design of the residency requires direct and collegial work among students from different universities and disciplines, creating opportunities to engage with a much broader network of humanities professionals.
The Graduate Student Summer Residency program focuses each year on a specific pedagogical theme paired with an emerging technology. Throughout the program, participants will work in cross-university and interdisciplinary teams to create instructional and professional materials for their portfolio. Sessions will be designed and led by established scholars in the humanities who can model innovative uses of instructional technology in their research and teaching. Workshops will provide participants with hands-on experience in connecting their own research to practice.
More than simply developing a strong pedagogical understanding, this program will also provide a broader introduction to the NHC and its work in humanities education and outreach. These activities will aim to:
The selection process will be designed and led by the institution, which can nominate up to four students annually. NHC staff are available to work with university representatives to develop recruiting materials, including an orientation meeting with faculty and students. We expect reach a capacity of 45 graduate students quickly, so we urge participating institutions to indicate their interest and submit applications as soon as possible. Once selected, students will work with NHC staff to finalize travel plans, complete all required paperwork, and prepare for the residency program. Participants will also participate in a short welcome orientation video conference.
The tuition cost per participant is $2,100 and covers all programming for the NHC Graduate Student Summer Residency, including materials, lodging, transportation, and lunch and breakfast daily. The tuition per participant without lodging is $1,375.
COVID-19 Policy: The National Humanities Center requires all guests to provide documentation of vaccination. We require an initial vaccination of two consecutive doses of the Pfizer or Moderna vaccines or one dose of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine. We also require that you receive at least one booster dose. If selected for this program, you must submit an image of your vaccination record. While visiting the NHC, we require masking indoors in common areas at all times, except when eating.
For more information, contact NHC Education Programs.
Institutional partners will complete the following steps: