History Department Receives Grant from the
American Historical Association
The University of Utah’s Department of History has been chosen to receive a Career Diversity Implementation Grant, as part of the Career Diversity for Historians initiative. Funded by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation and administered by the American Historical Association (AHA), the grant will support broad-based professional development into the department’s culture and curriculum. The grant will provide funding to support two years of programming as well as a Career Diversity Fellow, a PhD candidate for the department who will collaborate with a faculty team to better prepare history PhDs for careers inside and beyond the academy. The fellows will be announced in late Spring.
The 20 recipients were chosen from 36 departments who participated in the AHA’s year-long Career Diversity Faculty Institutes, where faculty members from the participating departments met to discuss emerging models for integrating Career Diversity into doctoral education and learn about resources that can help departments lay the groundwork for changes in graduate curriculum and programming. The Career Diversity for Historians was started in 2014 and is currently in the third phase of the initiative.