Connected Academics Invites Applications for Proseminar in New York

During the 2015–16 academic year the MLA’s Connected Academics project will offer twenty language and literature doctoral candidates and recent PhD recipients in the New York City area an opportunity to participate in a proseminar dedicated to exploring multiple career options. Participants will learn how to use their teaching and research experience in a wide range of employment contexts and will develop skills that will be valuable in any career. They’ll also get a behind-the-scenes look at organizations that employ humanities PhDs and conduct informational interviews with humanities PhDs working in a variety of careers. Proseminar participants will receive a $2,000 stipend. Successful applicants must either hold a PhD or be a doctoral candidate in language or literature and must be able to travel to New York City monthly. Applications are due by 15 June 2015. For more information or to apply, please visit the Connected Academics site on MLA Commons.