Graduate Student Resources

Digital Humanities

  • Association for Computers and the Humanities - ACH supports computer-assisted research, teaching, and software and content development in humanistic disciplines like literature, history, and philosophy.
  • DHCommons - A hub for people and organizations to find projects to work with, and for projects to find collaborators.
  • THATCamp - THATCamp, The Humanities and Technology Camp, is an open, inexpensive meeting where humanists and technologists of all skill levels learn and build together in sessions proposed on the spot.
  • Workshop: Branding and Managing Your Online Identity - Workshop facilitated by UCI PhD candidate in History, April Trask. Includes extensive links and resources about digital humanities.

Employment Resources & Advice

  • #alt-academy - takes a grass-roots, bottom-up, publish-then-filter approach to community-building and networked scholarly communication around the theme of unconventional or alternative careers for people with academic training.
  • ACLS Public Fellows Program - Two-year fellowships for recent Ph.D.s in the humanities and humanistic social sciences, arranged by the American Council of Learned Societies. Fellows are placed at nonprofit and government organizations; benefits include a $65,000 stipend and health insurance.
  • ACW - Academic Coaching & Writing - ACW is a group of professional academic coaches and consultants dedicated to supporting graduate students' academic writing and career needs. Services include research consulting and coaching for dissertation and academic writing; career and professional growth; and leadership development.
  • Carney, Sandoe & Associates - Top placement agency for candidates looking for teaching and administrative positions at independent, private, boarding and charter schools worldwide.
  • H-Net Job Guide - Academic position announcements.
  • Inside Higher Ed - Jobs page
  • Lilli Research Group - Offers services that help graduate students and recent PhDs explore career options and acquire the skill set needed to find meaningful employment beyond the professorship.
  • MLA Job Information List - Users may search the JIL free of charge, but log-in is required. MLA members have access, and non-members may register for a free account.
  • PhDs at Work - Insight and advice on life beyond academia. Learn from peers who have successfully transitioned from academia to industry.
  • The PhD Placement Project - Initiative of The Chronicle of Higher Education tracks career outcomes through reader surveys.
  • The Professor Is In - Get advice about grad school and the job market from former tenured professor.
  • The Versatile PhD - The Versatile PhD mission is to help humanities and social science graduate students, ABDs and PhDs identify, prepare for and excel in non-academic careers.
  • Vitae - A service of The Chronicle of Higher Education. Search job postings, and get news and advice.

Funding for Language Study

Funding for Writers

  • Funds for Writers - Another database of grants and contests for writers.
  • Poets & Writers Magazine - Online database of writing contests, grants and awards for creative writers includes information on poetry contests, short story competitions, essay contests, awards for novels, and more.

Good Reads

Job Board

Outside Funding Opportunities