How To Apply

DELPHI Fellowship Application 

The 2018 Delaware Public Humanities Institute will take place May 29th – June 8th. Please be aware applicants must be available to attend all institute dates/times. Institute seminars and activities run for the full day, Monday-Friday. Lunch is provided.


To apply for a DELPHI Fellowship:

  1. Please read “About the Delaware Public Humanities Institute” prior to submitting your application.
  2. Please send the following materials to, with the email subject heading “DELPHI Application, Your Name“:
    1. Cover letter of no more than 400 words summarizing how your MA or PhD project: 1) incorporates material culture studies in approach or content and 2) the potential significance of your project for the larger public
    2. 300-word statement describing your research plan for the summer. Please include any other time commitments you plan for summer, such as internships or travel.
    3. One-page curriculum vitae. Be sure CV includes accurate contact information.
    4. Letters of Recommendation: 1) From an advisor recommending your project and 2) From you department graduate director attesting to your current status in your program. These two-letters must be sent directly to by the recommender. Advise faculty to type “DELPHI Letter of Recommendation, Applicant Name” in the email subject heading to assure proper receipt.
  3. Please visit our Frequently Asked Questions page. You may direct any further questions or concerns to Directors Martin Brückner ( or Sandy Isenstadt (

*Please be advised that accepting a DELPHI Fellowship award requires the following program requirements be met:
-You agree to attend the institute in its entirety.
-You agree to provide CMCS with a brief description of your project and an image for our website.
-You agree to present at the OSHER Lifelong Learning Institute in Wilmington the Spring following your summer institute.
-You agree to develop and execute a public engagement project over the following year. DELPHI faculty will work with you to develop the project.
-You agree to file a brief report with CMCS at the completion of your public engagement project, no later than September 1st of the following year.