The PhD in Interdisciplinary Humanistic Studies (IHS) is a new doctoral program, funded by a grant from the Mellon Foundation, that aims to facilitate the investigation of topics and problems that benefit from the insights of two disciplines. Under this program, first- and second-year doctoral students have the unique opportunity to design a customized interdisciplinary PhD curriculum that they will pursue over the remaining years of their doctoral study. This program provides an avenue to pursue training and research that might not be easily carried out within the ambit of an established PhD program, and that stands to produce novel interdisciplinary research results and innovative curricula that impact two (or more) fields at once. IHS students work with faculty advisers from two different PhD fields, combining the methods, resources, and requirements of the two fields to develop and carry out their specific interdisciplinary course of study and research. At least one of these fields must be in the humanities or humanistic social sciences.
Eligibility requirements and more details can be found on the PhD Program page of the Alexander Grass Humanities Institute website.
Up to eight students total will be funded over four to five annual admissions cycles, with the aim of enrolling one to three new students per year in the program.
Application deadline: For fall 2021 admission, applications are due Friday, Feb. 5. Spring admission is not offered.