Endowed by the National Endowment for the Humanities and a generous bequest from a private donor, the Delaware Public Humanities Institute (DELPHI) has been facilitating the professional growth and development of material culture scholars since 2008. Through DELPHI Fellowships, CMCS offers graduate students the opportunity to enhance the skills necessary to engage the public in research that investigates relationships between people and the material world – what we call “material culture.” To learn more about our 2020 DELPHI Fellows and their projects, click here.
Fellowship recipients participate in a two-week institute over summer, during which they learn a variety of skills for engaging non-specialists with their research projects and interests. The institute consists of seminars, workshops, and hands-on experience with public speaking, digital media, and the marketing of their work. At DELPHI, Fellows become a part of a dynamic cohort of scholars who are committed to material culture studies and encouraging public engagement with academic research. Moreover, Fellows receive mentorship and guidance from accomplished material culture scholars dedicated to their success. Opportunities for mentorship and alumni networking exceed the duration of the institute, providing DELPHI Fellows with invaluable support as they develop in their graduate programs and professional careers.
Interested in applying for DELPHI 2021? Check out our How to Apply page. Applications are due February 15, 2021.