Join CGS’s Effort to Understand PhD Career Pathways

    CGS invites member institutions to apply to participate in Understanding PhD Career Pathways for Program Improvement, a multi-institution effort to collect and use data on PhD career pathways, funded by The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. This is an important opportunity to deepen your institution’s understanding of the career goals and outcomes of its humanities PhDs; communicate your support for the career diversity of PhDs; make evidence-based interventions that support the success of humanities PhDs and the recruitment of future students; and access anonymized benchmarking data compiled from other project partners.

     

    Awards:

    Fifteen awards of $30,000 each

    Awards will support the collection of data on humanities PhDs using surveys developed by CGS. Supplemental funding is possible, pending decision by a STEM funder, to collect information on career pathways in STEM fields.

    Eligibility:

     U.S. doctoral-granting CGS member institutions

    Eligible institutions must meet all minimum qualifications outlined in the RFP.

    To Apply:

    Request for Proposals (RFP)

    Proposal Cover Form (Attachment E)

    FAQs

     

    Information and Materials to Guide Proposal Development:

    Survey Implementation Guide (Attachment A)

    PhD Alumni Survey (Attachment B)

    PhD Student Survey (Attachment C)

    Field Taxonomy (Attachment D)

    Timeline:

    January 24, 2017    Webinar on preparing a proposal.

    Webinar Slide Presentation

    Webinar Recording

     

    February 15, 2017    Letter of Intent due

     

    May 1, 2017              Proposal Due

     

    June 2017                 Decisions Announced

     

    July 1, 2017              Grant Start Date

     

    July 2017                   First in-person Project Directors’ meeting at CGS Summer Workshop

      (Semiannually thereafter at CGS meetings)

     

    Fall 2017                   Wave 1 Alumni Survey

     

    Spring 2018              Wave 1 Student Survey

     

    Fall 2018                   Wave 2 Alumni Survey

     

    Spring 2019              Wave 2 Student Survey

     

    June 30, 2019           Grant End Date

    Contact:

    For inquiries about proposal submission guidelines, contact K. Stone.

    For all other inquiries, contact project co-PIs: Julia Kent, Maureen McCarthy, and Hironao Okahana.

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

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