NEH in the News
As part of a major initiative to transform the culture of graduate education and expand career opportunities for doctoral students, the University of Kentucky has received an NEH Next Generation Humanities PhD Planning Grant to fund their "Careers Beyond the Professoriate" program. The University of Kentucky is one of 28 colleges nationwide to be given grants under the new program.
"Will, Commandment, and Human Perfection in Medieval Jewish Philosophy" -- a four-week seminar for university faculty led by Director of the Institute of Criminal Justice Ethics at John Jay -- has been funded by an NEH grant of $120,000 and will take place on the campus of Colgate University next summer.
With the announcement of almost $1.7 million in NEH Next Generation PhD Grants being awarded to 28 colleges, Challenge Grants Director Katja Zelljadt hopes to encourage the expansion of curriculums and new, nonacademic career paths to humanities doctoral students, options considered beyond the pale when Zelljadt earned her history doctorate just a decade ago.