The Humanities Center wanted to share a quick reminder about the next installment in our 2016-2017 Humanities Grant-and-Fellowship Writing Series: How to Think Like a Reviewer.

As a series of grant-writing labs throughout February, graduate students in the humanities will have the opportunity to learn how to troubleshoot and revise grant and fellowship proposals from the perspective of the proposal reviewer. Led by Mickey Schafer of the University Writing Program, graduate students will be trained to “think” like a reviewer and will submit their own proposal drafts to undergo a peer-review process. This process will parallel the review process employed by prestigious funding bodies such as the NEH and ACLS. By the conclusion of this series, graduate students will have valuable insights into their own writing and know how to address the (often unspoken) concerns of reviewers.


Since these grant-writing labs require all graduate students to attend multiple events and requires some homework, the Center for the Humanities and the Public Sphere will solicit applications which will require basic biographical information and details about draft proposals and potential funding opportunities.

The deadline to apply is Friday, January 20th. Please click here to apply. Space is still available.

The orientation for How to Think Like a Reviewer will be Tuesday, January 31st from 3:30 – 4:30 pm in Library West 212 (Scott Nygren Studio). For more information and a detailed schedule of events, click here.


·         For more information, please contact the Center for the Humanities and the Public Sphere ([log in to unmask]).