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Duke University (Durham, NC 27705-4677)
Edward J. Balleisen (Project Director: February 2016 to present)

Doctoral Training for the Versatile Humanist

Unified efforts to prepare students for non-academic careers, expand intellectual horizons, extend analytical skills, and foster a cultural transformation in how the university envisages the societal impacts of humanistic experience.

Humanists and interpretive social scientists have distinctive skills that can benefit NGOs, government agencies and businesses. Research universities have the obligation to prepare their doctoral students to contribute to all realms of society. Through this proposal, Duke University intends to create greater versatility in our doctoral students by: 1) shifting university norms by engaging faculty in efforts to transform doctoral education; 2) fostering pedagogical innovation and enhancing professional development opportunities; 3) developing external internship opportunities; 4) strengthening and leveraging our alumni network to provide networking connections or career guidance; and 5) creating a navigator to support students as they consider co-curricular opportunities and weigh career options.

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Project fields:
Interdisciplinary Studies, Other

Next Generation Humanities PhD (Implementation)

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Grant period:
9/1/2016 – 8/31/2019