‘Tis the deadline season, so bear with me as a I do a long round-up of all the upcoming application due dates for extra funding and professional development opportunities for this summer and the upcoming academic year. Some of these deadlines are right around the corner, which might seems like a deterrent to get an application together, but it might be worth the effort to get some free money and develop additional transferrable skills.

There is an information session about the Humanities Professional Pathway award next Monday, February 11th, from 12:00pm to 1:00pm in the Graduate Student Center. Snacks and drinks will be provided, and you can sign up to attend here. This award offers grad students at any stage of MA or PhD completion in the humanities and social sciences the chance to develop project-based research within existing cultural institutions. The Mellon-funded Humanities for the Public Good initiative will fund up to 10 $5,000 awards for this summer. You can also read more about the awards at their website. Completed applications are due by midnight at on April 1st.

The deadline to apply for a position as a Community Engagement Fellow has been extended until Monday, February 11th. This program awards up to eight fellowships of $2,000 each for graduate students to “develop engaged scholarship projects that employ innovative, sustainable approaches to address complex social needs” with an academic connection. You can find more information about the awards here and apply via this application portal.

The Jackson Center is offering up to four graduate and undergraduate student Summer Fellowship positions (late May to mid-August) 2019. These are paid, semi-full time positions for students interested in working at a local grassroots non-profit organization located at the gateway to the historic Northside Neighborhood, one of the historically Black neighborhoods of Chapel Hill. You can find the full application at this link. Applications are due February 15th. For questions email George Barrett at george@jacksoncenter.info.

Remember your applications for the department’s Graduate Summer Internship Award are due to Sarah Shields by February 20th. For more details on this, see her email from January 19th.

Here’s another plug for applying to the REACH Fellowship, for either the summer or academic year, in order to get experience working with grant reporting and management, outreach, etc. Read more and apply here. Applications are due February 28th.

If you’re looking for an alternate to TAing in the department for next year, you might considering applying for a Teaching Assistantship in the Writing Center. Here is a link to the application and more info about the requirements and details of the assistantship. Applications are due by March 1st.

Applications for the Graduate Certificate in Business Fundamentals (GCBF) are now open. I’ve written about this opportunity before, but in short, it a certificate program offered for graduate students in all fields to develop transferrable professional skills that employers in a range of fields seek. Read more about the program here and you can direct any questions to Dr. Leah Townsend at ltownsend@unc.edu. Applications are due via this portal at March 8th by 11:59pm.

And finally, a couple of workshops. First, there is a half-day event in the atrium at the Gillings School of Public Health on March 20th from 12:00pm to 4:00pm on building your professional brand with LinkedIn. They will have employment professionals there to look over your LinkedIn page and even to take professional headshots. You can stop by at your leisure, but make sure to register beforehand on Handshake. For more info about what’s offered, read here. Second, for international students, there the first part of a two part on Friday, February 22nd, in the Graduate Center from 1:00pm to 2:30pm. This first event focuses on support for international grad/professional students particularly about interview practices and conventions. Make sure to register here by February 15th if you’re interested in attending.

Thanks all for bearing with me on this long one. Please be in touch with any questions or suggestions regarding what you’d like to hear more about.