Career Diversity Implementation Grants

In the summer of 2018, history departments from across the country will begin integrating broad-based professional development into their department’s culture and doctoral curriculum with the support of AHA Career Diversity Implementation Grants. Drawing on the insights gained from the Career Diversity pilot projects and the 2017-18 Career Diversity Faculty Institutes, participating departments have articulated strong visions for the future of graduate education in the discipline. Each department will receive funding to support a Career Diversity fellow, a PhD candidate from the department who will collaborate with a faculty team to better prepare history PhDs for careers inside and beyond the academy. The faculty team and the fellow will work together to rethink the structure and purpose of their doctoral program by developing workshops, lectures, and networking events; creating graduate level internships; and instituting curricular changes designed to prepare students to teach in diverse environments, produce important historical scholarship, and succeed in multiple career paths. More information about the Career Diversity for Historians initiative, funded by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, can be found on

Career Diversity Implementation Grant Orientation Schedule

Career Diversity Implementation Grant Recipients:

Brown University
Georgetown University
Georgia State University
Iowa State University
Loyola University, Chicago
Michigan State University
Texas A&M University
University at Buffalo, State University of New York
University of California, Berkeley
University of California, Davis
University of California, Irvine
University of Illinois, Chicago
University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
University of Michigan
University of Missouri, Kansas City
University of Texas, Austin
University of Texas, El Paso
University of Utah
Wayne State University
West Virginia University

In addition to the twenty departments above, the AHA is proud to continue working with the following Affiliate Programs, as they continue work to integrate Career Diversity into their departments:

Columbia University
Duke University 
Marquette University 
Northwestern University
Southern Illinois University, Carbondale
Texas Christian University
University of California, Los Angeles
University of Connecticut 
University of Florida
University of New Mexico
University of North Carolina
University of Pittsburgh
University of Washington
University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee