Attention graduate students in the arts and humanities:

The Graduate School is hosting a competitive process to fund two UW-Madison graduate students to attend the 2017 National Humanities Alliance (NHA) Annual Meeting and Humanities Advocacy Day.  The Graduate School will cover the cost of travel, accommodations, meals, and event registration for the graduate students selected to attend. 

To apply, submit the following to no later than Sunday, February 12, 2017.

  1. Statement of interest (maximum 500 words) addressing:
    • why knowledge about humanities advocacy is important to emerging scholars,
    • why effective communication is an essential skill for leaders in the humanities,
    • how you envision humanities advocacy fitting into your intended career path,
    • and specific ways in which you will bring what you learned back to campus and share it with fellow graduate students.
  2. Your current CV or résumé.
  3. Letter of support from your faculty advisor.

Applicants should demonstrate strong communication and leadership skills.

Eligibility: Must be enrolled during the spring 2017 semester in a UW-Madison graduate degree program listed in the Arts and Humanities division here.

The Graduate School is offering this opportunity as a pilot for 2017.  After attending the event, the two graduate students will be expected to report back about the quality and value of the experience as it relates to their professional development, as well as how they are bringing what they learned back to campus to benefit fellow graduate students.


2017 NHA Annual Meeting and Humanities Advocacy Day

Monday, March 13, 2017 - Tuesday, March 14, 2017

The National Humanities Alliance (NHA) is an advocacy coalition dedicated to the advancement of humanities education, research, preservation, and public programs.  The Annual Meeting and Humanities Advocacy Day will provide participants the opportunity to: connect with a growing network of humanities leaders from around the country; learn about communicating the value of the humanities to Members of Congress; explore national humanities policy; and become year-round advocates for the humanities.  Sessions will be held at George Washington University and on Capitol Hill.


Monday, ​March ​13 ​
9:00 ​AM ​to ​4:30 ​PM
National ​Humanities ​Alliance ​Annual ​Meeting
The ​George ​Washington ​University ​
Marvin ​Center

Monday, ​March ​13
5:30 ​PM ​to ​7:30 ​PM
Capitol ​Hill ​Reception

Tuesday, ​March ​14
9:00 ​AM ​to ​4:00 ​PM
Humanities ​Advocacy ​Day
Senate ​and ​House ​Office ​Buildings

Read more about the event here.

Read more about the National Humanities Alliance here.


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