CANCELLED: Seeking Doctoral Students for National Humanities Center Summer 2020 Opportunities

Submitted on March 5, 2020

UPDATE, April 1: The University of Arizona's participation in the NHC Summer 2020 programs is cancelled. We hope to offer this opportunity in the future.

The Graduate College is seeking highly qualified candidates for University of Arizona reserved spots at the National Humanities Center’s Summer Residency and Internship West Programs. The National Humanities Center (NHC) is a leading institute for support and promotion of the Humanities and provides a variety of skill building and networking opportunities for scholars. Through a collaboration with the College of Humanities, we will cover program and lodging costs associated with each opportunity. The application deadline is 11:59 PM, April 7, 2020, through the online application form: Please read on for more details. If you have questions about the NHC opportunities, please email

Opportunities Summer 2020

UPDATE: March 23, 2020 - The National Humanities Center still plans to host its Summer programs. They are monitoring COVID-19 developments and travel restrictions, and may move the programs to an online format. More informaiton will be shared once the Graduate Center learns more.

National Humanities Center Internship Program West, June 15-19, 2020, at the San Diego State University Library Digital Humanities Center (1 COH spot and 1 GIDP spot)

Link to program overview:

Summer Residency Program for PhD Students in the Humanities, July 6-17, 2020 at the National Humanities Center (1 spot - COH only)

Link to program overview:


Doctoral students in the College of Humanities and humanities-related Graduate Interdisciplinary Programs with strong humanities/humanistic focus and/or connection.

Application and Selection Process 2020

  1. Students submit the online application form by 11:59 PM, April 7, 2020
  2. An interdisciplinary review committee evaluates applications between April 8 and April 16, 2020
  3. The Graduate Center announces selected students the week of April 20, 2020

Application Overview

The application consists of two parts:

  1. Contact and Demographic Information
  2. Summer Program Application Materials upload

Application letters for each opportunity should address the following topics in 1-2 pages:

  • Your aspirations for joining the program
  • Experience that makes you a qualified candidate
  • How you plan to share with the University community what you learned through the program

Apply online at .


About the National Humanities Center

The NHC is a leading institute that provides essential support for the humanities, encouraging excellence in scholarship and teaching while affirming the importance of the humanities in American life. The NHC’s contributions are diverse. Its initiatives and support have led to more than 1,500 books produced by its Fellows, creation of an extensive library of material and programs to help teachers enhance the classroom experience, and an increase in public awareness of the role of humanities through ongoing lectures, symposia, conferences, and other public events it puts on each year.