UGrow Fellowship in the Digital Humanities
For a number of years, professional organizations, faculty, and students have been urging universities to do more to support PhD students in the humanities and social sciences who seek career opportunities beyond the traditional search for full-time academic teaching jobs. The College of Arts & Sciences, in partnership with The Graduate School at the University of Miami, is has launched the UGrow program, currently in its third year.
This annual program offers a group of graduate students the chance to pursue nine-month, part-time internships as UGrow Fellows in non-teaching units at the university, such as the Center for Computational Science, in place of their regular assistantship assignments.
The Center for Computational Science (CCS) at the University of Miami has a commitment to support Digital Humanities research at UM. In line with that commitment, we offer a UGrow graduate student fellowship targeted at graduate students with a strong sense of independence, persistence and curiosity who are interested in developing computational skills while working with historical or textual information.
Additional on-campus partners of the UGrow program include the University of Miami Libraries, the Graduate School, the Office of Communications of the College of Arts & Sciences, the Office of Advancement of the College of Arts & Sciences, and the Center for Computational Science.
To apply to become a UGrow Fellow for 2017-2018, click here.
If you are interested in offering an internship that would be appropriate and valuable for PhD students in the humanities or social sciences, around 15 hours per week during the academic year, either on campus or off campus, please contact Tim Watson: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Past UGrow Fellows
The 2014-2015 UGrow Fellow was Brad Rittenhouse, a graduate student in the English Department who worked with Dr. Mitsunori Ogihara. The title of his project was “TMI*: Mining The Thick Literature of Nineteenth-Century America”. (*too much information)