Two-Year Paid Opportunities: ACLS Public Fellows Program

Application due: March 2018 (Date TBA)

Most of us know of ACLS as a great source of academic funding, but fewer are aware that the organization is working to help recent graduates get started in non-academic careers as well. One of the most exciting of these opportunities is the Mellon/ACLS Public Fellows program. This initiative matches recent PhDs to two-year paid positions (with benefits) in non-academic settings. Placements range across a variety of well-known non-profits and government organizations, located nationwide. Whether you are planning to defend this year, or have received your PhD within the last four years, the Public Fellows program might provide the opening you are looking for. Check out the program website for more details.

And, as always, be sure to keep ACLS in mind for dissertation travel and writing fellowships as well!



Summer Quarter Update, Fellowships and more…

Hopefully this finds you all enjoying a beautiful summer wherever you are: writing, researching, learning new skills, and getting some well deserved R&R.

Over the next few months, the History Gradline Website will be going through a redesign to better serve you in your career development and professionalization goals. This will include a more comprehensive list of funding and internship opportunities. Please email any suggestions, requests, or concerns you have to

In the meantime, continue reading for announcements on some upcoming deadlines for funding and teaching, as well as a new grad student profile featuring PhD student, Quin’Nita Cobbins.

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PhD candidate Quin‘Nita Cobbins serves as the webmaster for, the largest online African American and Global African reference center that provides free and accessible information to millions of people across the globe. In this grad student profile, she discusses her work on the website, the meaningful engagements with the public it facilitates, and the new perspective it has given her on her own work. Read all about Quin’Nita’s work on here.

Continue Reading for fellowships and other announcements. Continue reading “Summer Quarter Update, Fellowships and more…”

Grad Student Profile: Ross Coen

The Mangels Fellowship: Reaching Broader Publics Inside the University and Beyond

Coen-with-Labels-200x300Ross Coen was selected as the Mangels fellow for the 2015-2016 academic year. In this grad student profile, Ross talks about the work he did as a part of the fellowship, and how this work has contributed to his growth as a scholar.

Could you begin with a little background information? What is the Mangels fellowship, and what did you do with it? How did you choose these particular projects, and how did you approach the various groups about working with them?

The John and Mary Ann Mangels Public History Fellowship provides funding for PhD students who are interested in working with libraries, museums, schools, and other institutions that serve the public. The goal of the fellowship is to support students so that they’re able to bring history to the general public in an accessible, non-academic format. Continue reading “Grad Student Profile: Ross Coen”

In and Out of Academia: Non-Academic Career Path and Possibilities

May 23rd, 12-1:30 pm
Thompson 317
What can one do with a Ph.D. in Humanities or Social Sciences outside of academia? Is it possible to move in and out of academia? 

Join UW alum Joseph Bernardo in a discussion on graduate school and taking a non-academic career path. Joseph earned his PhD in History at the University of Washington in 2014. He currently works as a Research Associate for the Office of Intercultural Affairs at Loyola Marymount University, researching and developing projects and policies aimed at increasing institutional diversity.

Find more information on his upcoming talk here.

PAID Summer Internships, American Society for Environmental History

Application due: May 31, 2016

The American Society for Environmental History is offering two paid summer internships to graduate students in the Seattle area. One involves historical research for a private company developing a mobile app and the other involves historical research for an NGO.

Each internship is for a 4-8 week period during the summer for a $3,000 stipend. This is a great opportunity for those of you still looking for summer funding.

See the website for more information.

Career Diversity Brown Bag

THIS FRIDAY, 12-1:00

Amanda Swain,
A PhD’s Journey on Multiple Career Paths

Please join UW alum Amanda Swain for a discussion on finding your path after grad school

Amanda received her PhD in Russian and East European History from the University of Washington in 2013. She now serves as the associate director of University of California, Irvine’s humanities center. Amanda will talk about her own career path, as well as ways graduate students can shape their post-PhD future and thrive in multiple career paths.

Swain talk

GPSS Travel Grants

Application due: April 22, 2016

The GPSS Travel Grant Spring 2016 application is now open. GPSS travel grants support graduate student travel for conferences in the US and abroad. Recipients will receive $300 for domestic travel and $500 for conferences abroad.

To be eligible for the Spring funding round, conferences must take place between May 7-August 31, 2016. Students attending conferences between July 15-November 4 are encouraged to apply during the Summer funding round (applications due August 1st but awards must be made before the conference date).

See GPSS funding website for more information.