The Ph.D. Program in History

at the Graduate Center of the City University of New York

History Program Events

4/12 – Grant Writing Workshop with Dr. Karen Kelsky

Join us for a four-hour grant writing workshop led by Karen Kelsky, nationally-known academic consultant who  blogs as “The Professor Is In.” Dr. Kelsky will offer tangible strategies for grant-writing, including how to think like the selection committee, how to structure your grant proposal, and how to use her Foolproof Grant Template to create a “hero narrative” that demonstrates the originality and import of your research. Dr. Karen would like the participants to send a grant application draft, if they have one, to her at (Please also bring this draft to the workshop itself.)

Karen Kelsky, aka, The Professor, is a former tenured professor and Department Head with 15 years of experience teaching at the University of Oregon and the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Her Ph.D. is in Cultural Anthropology, with a focus on Japan, from the University of Hawai’i. Her B.A. is from the University of Michigan. Her book, Women on the Verge: Japanese Women, Western Dreams, was published in 2001 by Duke University Press. She worked with many Ph.D. students during her university career, and since 2011 has run The Professor Is In, an academic blog and business dedicated to assisting ABDs and Ph.D.s in their academic job searches, as well as grant applications, book proposals, and other elements of the academic career.

Please RSVPto Marilyn Weber, History APO –

Friday, April 12th, noon – 4 p.m., Room 5114

Co-sponsored by the PhD Program in History and the PhD Program in History.