Publication Date

March 20, 2018

Perspectives Section

AHA Activities

The is pleased to announce the recipients of its 2018–20 Career Diversity Implementation Grants, part of the Career Diversity for Historians initiative. The recipients, selected from the 36 departments that participated in the 2017–18 Career Diversity Faculty Institutes, represent a broad range of institutions of varying size, location, and institutional cultures. Each has articulated a strong vision of how to integrate broad-based professional development into their department’s culture and doctoral curriculum. 
Participating departments 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

Congratulations to the participating departments.

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

This post first appeared on AHA Today.

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