Call for Applications: 2024-25 Graduate Working Groups

Deadline: March 25, 2024

FHI seeks proposals from graduate student-led working groups organized around topics of cross-disciplinary concern in the humanities, arts, and interpretive social sciences. We are especially interested in projects that relate to ongoing FHI projects such as Entanglement (on race, health, and climate) and a new initiative coalescing around Black Archives, but proposals on any topics will be happily considered. If selected, working groups will receive up to $2,000 in financial support.

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Call for Applications: Climate Change, Decolonization, and Global Blackness Summer 2024 Workshop

Deadline: Friday, March 15, 2024 for Brown University students; Duke student application cycle now closed

Directed by Macarena Gómez-Barris (Brown University) and Michaeline Crichlow (Duke University), the inaugural Climate Change, Decolonization, and Global Blackness Workshop will involve ten graduate students (five from Duke; five from Brown) along with seven additional faculty members drawn from several disciplines and interests, including those who have already contributed to the CCDGB lab in the Entanglement Series.

We anticipate conversations among invited scholars and accepted graduate students that will seek to further explore articulations of the workshop’s three elements, namely Climate Change, Decolonization, and Global Blackness. Participants will be expected to read from texts representing the humanities, interpretative social sciences, and various visual and artistic media. At the end of the workshop participants will develop prospective research projects as well as syllabi that evolve from their reflections on the workshop’s themes of inquiry. It is hoped that the project will form a pedagogical node in a network of similar projects already extant and forthcoming in the world.

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Call for Proposals: Humanities Labs, Beginning Fall 2024

Deadline: Friday, February 2, 2024

The John Hope Franklin Humanities Institute is soliciting proposals for 1 or 2 new Humanities Labs to begin in the 2024-25 academic year. The new Lab(s) will receive funding for 2-3 years, contingent on successful annual reviews. We invite proposals centered on collaborative, interdisciplinary faculty research in the humanities around a theme, a geographical area, a historical period, a genre, a concept, a paradigm, or another well-defined object of your choosing.

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Co-Sponsorship Funding and Support

Deadline: Rolling

Each year, the FHI provides co-sponsorship funding and support to a large number of events and projects at Duke. Requests will be reviewed by the FHI Director at least once a month. If you do not receive a response in 3 weeks, please contact FHI Assistant Director Pamela Montgomery (


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