Public Humanities Initiative (Medical Humanities/Cultural Heritage) | New Courses Taught by Grad Students

The HRC’s Public Humanities Initiative invites graduate students in the School of Humanities to submit proposals for Fall 2017 or Spring 2018 courses in the areas of Medical Humanities or Cultural Heritage. Proposals should be for new three-credit-hour undergraduate courses that relate directly to the student’s graduate research. Awarded graduate students will receive $7500 to design and teach their courses, with approval from their dissertation director and department chair. Provided the course meets enrollment requirements, funds will be distributed over the duration of the semester. Preference will given to proposals that promise to spark collaborations with local publics, cultivate new scholarly paradigms, and forge lasting curricular innovation.

Eligibility: All Graduate Students in the School of Humanities who have completed departmental pedagogy requirements and who will be in their 5th, 6th, or 7th year during 2017-18 are eligible to apply.

Application Materials:

[Please compile the following items into a single .pdf document and upload below]

  • Course title

  • Course description of no more than 250 words

  • ​Course Syllabus

Letter: Endorsement from applicant’s Dissertation Advisor should be emailed directly to by the deadline.


Contact: John Mulligan (, 713-348-4971


Monday, January 23, 2017