Hear from one of our Public Humanities Fellows about her experience with Fort Calgary
Nella Darbouze-Bonyemme speaks about her experience as a Calgary Institute for the Humanities Public Humanities Fellow during the spring and summer of 2022, developing tours and public programming for Fort Calgary.
Applications must contain:
The resume should summarize academic projects and achievements, work experience, skills, and university and community involvement. You may find it useful to look at the following handbook if you are wondering how to frame your skills for work in a non‐academic setting.
The cover letter should be single-spaced (no more than two pages) and address the following questions:
- What draws you to the CIH Public Humanities Program?
- Which specific position are you applying for and why? How would it fit into your graduate career trajectory? (If you are interested in more than one of the roles, we recommend you provide a separate cover letter for each, emphasizing how your skills make you the best fit for that position.)
- What specific strengths, experiences (academic as well as non‐academic), and achievements make you a strong candidate for the specified position?
- Is there any other relevant information you would like to share with the adjudication committee?
We seek two letters of reference, preferably from academic referees who are familiar with (and can speak to) your graduate studies trajectory, recent relevant achievements and experiences, and suitability for a Public Humanities Fellowship. Letters of reference for public humanities candidates should be sent directly to the CIH by email to email@example.com. Referees should be informed exactly which positions you are applying for, but only one letter per candidate is required; referees do not need to provide a separate letter for each role you are interested in.
- One letter must be from your supervisor (or prospective supervisor for students early in their program). This letter should also affirm that this project aligns with your program of study and does not conflict with your ability to complete your degree requirements.
- The second letter may be from an academic or non‐academic reference (i.e. a representative of a community organization for which you worked or volunteered, if the experience is directly relevant to the position for which you are applying).