Versatile Humanists at Duke

What We Offer

Resources to enrich and broaden PhD training for Duke students in the humanities and humanistic social sciences

VH@Duke Internship Program

Secure a competitive, paid semester-long or summer internship that will give you new perspective on research interests, or enable you to explore a potential career avenue.
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Doctoral Innovation Grants

Collaborate with your department’s leadership to secure special grants to enhance academic training in your areas of focus.
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Customized, One-on-One Advising

Reach out to Dr. Maria LaMonaca Wisdom, Director for Graduate Student Advising, for support in navigating academic and professional trajectories.
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Collaborative Research

Find teams, partners and resources for your scholarly pursuits, including Bass Connections, Story+, writing support and research funding.
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Professional Development

Learn about key resources at Duke and beyond that can help you cultivate versatility and launch your career.
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Insight, Advice & Stories

See the VH@Duke blog for perspectives from the community of versatile humanists at Duke.
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Mentors and Networks

Connect with Duke alumni, current students, faculty, and others to support your academic and professional growth.
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About VH@Duke

Versatile Humanists at Duke (VH@Duke) is supported by the National Endowment for the Humanities, the Duke Graduate School, and the Duke Provost’s Office. Our mission is to prepare Duke graduate students to make a difference in their careers as humanists, whether inside or outside the academy. Our offerings are geared to help future Ph.D.s in the humanities and humanistic social sciences flourish—in higher education, government, business, the non-profit sector, or wherever their talents and inclinations might lead.

We believe that versatility is just as vital for successful careers within academia as beyond it. The many challenges now confronting higher education compel today’s faculty members and administrators to work in teams, span boundaries, navigate diverse work cultures, and cultivate the habits of effective leadership.

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Read our 2018 Annual Report

Read about VH@Duke in Change: The Magazine of HIgher Learning