Funding


The Mellon PhD Interventions Project is pleased to make several funding opportunities available to graduate faculty, graduate students and innovative cross-program proposals. 

Professional Development Support for Public Humanities Engagement and Career Exploration for PhD Students

The Laney Graduate School and the Fox Center for Humanistic Inquiry invite eligible Emory PhD students in the humanities and humanistically oriented social sciences to apply for Mellon Interventions Professional Development Support Funds for 2022-23. We are delighted to invite proposals to explore public scholarship, innovative teaching, and diverse career paths. Proposed projects should explore connections between students’ humanities research and related work being done in the public sphere, particularly that which responds to a social justice imperative.

Applicants may request funding for up to $2,500. Funds may be used to: (1) cover costs associated with travel to establish connections with professionals whose research, teaching, or work aligns with the public humanities (including attendance at conferences or meetings); (2) to obtain humanities-aligned competencies, leadership experience, or training that is not available at Emory; (3) to participate in an internship or job-shadowing opportunity on or off campus; or (4) to establish or continue an exploratory public humanities project with the potential to increase public engagement.

Proposed projects should follow the current Emory guidelines regarding travel. Students who intend to travel internationally should visit this webpage to learn about the latest guidelines and to submit any forms that may be required. We also invite proposals that involve remote activities. Please note that Mellon Interventions Professional Development Support Funds may only support public humanities engagement and career exploration for PhD students in the humanities and humanistic social sciences. This program is not able to fund activities that do not meet these criteria.

 Deadlines

  • Sept. 30, Oct. 31, Dec. 30* (For Fall 2022)
  • Jan. 31, Mar. 31, May 31** (For Spring 2023)
  • There may be new deadlines during early Summer 2023 (TBD). 

*Students graduating in Fall 2022 are not eligible to apply during this cycle and any cycles thereafter.

**Students graduating in Spring 2023 are not eligible to apply during this cycle and any cycles thereafter.

Application Guidelines

Mellon PDS Advisor Signature Page

Mellon Interventions Student Interventions Grants: Internship Supplements

The Laney Graduate School and the Fox Center for Humanistic Inquiry invite eligible Emory PhD students in the humanities and humanistically oriented social sciences to apply for Internship Supplements for the Spring 2023 semester. We plan to support Ph.D. students through a $2,000 internship supplement to their stipends. Students will take GRAD 705 while interning with a community partner (6-8 hours a week). Interested students can apply to work with one of our community partner organizations to assist with ongoing research projects or to develop skills through internship experience. We encourage eligible students to apply to these opportunities as an opportunity to engage projects related to their own research, explore new areas of public scholarship, or simply expand their public humanities experiences and skills. Awardees will participate in a mid-semester check-in with the Mellon Interventions team and complete a GRAD705 Experience Completion Report with additional Public Humanities- focused content.

Deadline: November 15, 2022

Application Guidelines