The Center offers two categories of funding for Dartmouth students.

  • Student Research Fellowships offers up to $1,000 for faculty-supervised research or creative projects in the humanities.
  • Student Professional Development Fellowships offers up to $500 for participation in unpaid internships or attendance at scholarly meetings.

These fellowships are for enrolled students only. Applications are held to a rigorous standard, and students are urged to send the application to their advisor before submission. Applications must include a letter of reference from a member of the faculty.

Application deadlines are November 1, February 1, and May 1.


The new “Students for the Humanities” group is your way to actively get involved in the humanities at Dartmouth. No matter whether you’re a humanities major, minor or simply interested in anything humanities related – come join us!

Come to our monthly dinners with select guest faculty, to have great conversations over delicious food and meet other like-minded students from your class and across the college, including some graduate students. It’s a great opportunity to meet professors whose classes you may not have taken. You’ll get to attend special events with our featured guest authors from the “Big Names” author series, win the chance to take your favorite professor or dean to dinner, and much more!

Just stop by the Center at any time or contact us for more information.

Big Names

As the name suggests, this series brings world-famous authors to campus for lectures, talks, discussions and dinner. The lineup for this academic year features world-renowned writers Marjane Satrapi and Marlon James (fall), Jonathan Franzen (spring), and, during the National Poetry Month of April, Naomi Nye.

A great opportunity for Dartmouth students, faculty and staff to witness some of the world’s most renowned contemporary writers “live and in action.”

Humanities 3.0

The Humanities 3.0 series brings together the best of two worlds: guest faculty present their work that bridges a classical “Humanities” discipline and a completely different field, be it math, music, or medical science. The dialogue between the disciplines specifically encourages students (and faculty) to look beyond limiting disciplinary boundaries in the pursuit of knowledge.

Our guest speakers for this academic year include Geoffrey Harpham (Fall), Cecilia Gaposchkin (Winter) and E.T. Brown (Spring). Stay tuned for more information.

Meet the World

The is a new speaker series which features recent refugees to the the U.S., now settled in Vermont and nearby locations. They will speak about their experiences on an often challenging and dangerous journey and share their ideas of global citizenship.

Speakers include recent arrivals from Bhutan, Bangladesh and Syria. Please check the event calendar for upcoming events.