Ph.D. Students

As we re-imagine the Humanities Ph.D., Humanities Engage makes funding opportunities available for graduate students in the Arts and Humanities (to include History).


Pitch Your Own Immersive Fellowship (2022-2023). The competition for fall 2022/spring 2023 is open. Application reviews will start Friday, September 2, 2022. Applications will be reviewed, and stipends awarded, on a rolling basis and as long as resources last.

  • For examples of organizations that have previously hosted students, please see the Humanities Engage Funding Awardees page.
  • Applicants are strongly encouraged to schedule a consultation with Dr. Melissa Lenos, Senior Director for Graduate Advising and Engagement for the Humanities (melissalenos@pitt.edu), to discuss the viability of their prospective project. Applicants considering projects with organizations in the Pittsburgh region are requested to contact Dr. Lenos first so that she can help orient them to pre-existing contacts and liaise appropriately.

Curricular Development Opportunity for Ph.D. Students: New Collections-Based Modules in Existing Undergraduate Courses. The competition for fall 2022/spring 2023 is open. Application reviews will start Friday, September 9, 2022. Applications will be reviewed, and stipends awarded, on a rolling basis and as long as resources last.


Administrative Internships for Ph.D. Students, Summer 2022. Opportunities for summer 2022 is closed. Check back in spring 2023 for new opportunities.


Pitch Your Own Summer Immersive Fellowship. The competition for summer 2022 is closed. Check back in spring 2023 for new opportunities.


Curated Summer Immersive Fellowships. The competition for summer 2022 is closed. Check back in spring 2023 for new opportunities.


Immersive Dissertation Research Fellowships. The competition for 2022-2023 fellowships is closed.