Grants in the Humanities, and other Professional Info


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The Basics

Start early. Keep your eyes open.
  • Grants are often something you find by word-of-mouth. Your professors are good sources of information.
  • Professional journals will also often list grant opportunities. The PMLA for instance lists them under "Professional Notes and Comments", and online for members of the MLA under "Professional Resources".
  • Get in the habit of scanning the last few pages of each week's Chronicle of Higher Education. The paper always lists grants and fellowships by deadline. And the online version has many useful links.
  • And the MLA Job List also has "Postdoctoral Listings".
  • Most important of all: Don't be discouraged by a rejection. Apply again. Often it takes at least 2 tries.

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