Public Humanities Initiative | Civic Humanist Fellows

The HRC’s Public Humanities Initiative invites graduate students in the School of Humanities to submit applications for three Civic Humanist Fellowships. Two fellows will interact with area high school students on at least 10 occasions and give talks and lead lessons pertaining to their respective areas of expertise. The third fellow will serve as the manager of the program and the liaison with high school teachers and staff.
Fellows will be awarded $5000 and will work part-time on developing this program from July 2021 through May 2022. Hours are flexible and the time and nature of the work will vary throughout the year. Humanities faculty will mentor the fellows and assist them in developing a portfolio for public facing careers.

All graduate students in the School of Humanities who have completed coursework and who will be in residence in Houston during the fellowship period are eligible to apply. They must demonstrate the potential both to communicate the importance of humanistic research to a broad community and to incorporate aspects of the public sphere into their understanding of the humanities. Applicants with teaching experience will be given preference for the lecture positions, and applicants with administrative experience will be given preference for the manager position.

Application Materials:
- Letter of interest indicating proposed area of expertise
- CV
[Please compile these items into a single .pdf document and upload below]

Contact: Melissa Bailar (

Deadline for submission:
March 12, 2021