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.
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.
U.S. doctoral-granting CGS member institutions
Eligible institutions must meet all minimum qualifications outlined in the RFP.
Proposal Cover Form (Attachment E)
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)
January 24, 2017 Webinar on preparing a proposal.
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
For inquiries about proposal submission guidelines, contact K. Stone.