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).


Administrative Internships for Ph.D. Students, Summer 2022. Opportunities for summer 2022 are now available. Applications will be reviewed, and internships awarded, on a rolling basis.


Pitch Your Own Summer Immersive Fellowship. The competition for summer 2022 is open. Applications will be reviewed, and fellowship stipends awarded, on a rolling basis and as long as resources last until May 13th.

  • 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.

Curated Summer Immersive Fellowships. The competition for summer 2022 is open. Applications will be reviewed, and fellowship stipends awarded, on a rolling basis and as long as positions are open last until May 13th.


Curricular Development Opportunity for Ph.D. Students: New Collections-Based Modules in Existing Undergraduate Courses. The competition for summer 2022 is open. Applications will be reviewed, and stipends awarded, on a rolling basis and as long as funds are available.


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


Pitch Your Own Immersive Fellowship (AY 2021-2022) (PDF). The competition for 2021/2022 is now closed. Check back in July/August for 2022/2023.