The Los Angeles Review of Books (LARB), the Berkeley Graduate Division, and the Doreen B. Townsend Center for the Humanities are pleased to invite applications from UC Berkeley Ph.D. students in the humanities and humanistic social sciences for funding to attend the LARB/USC summer program on careers in the publishing industry.

Why to Attend:

This three-week workshop gives attendees the chance to meet and learn from some of the leading figures in the worlds of digital and print publishing. It will be held on the campus of the University of Southern California from July 7 – July 26.

Participants can expect to learn about best practices in the publishing industry and to make contacts at institutions like the LARB. The workshop will also offer attendees guidance on resumes, cover letters, and networking skills.

Scholarship and Funding Details:

  • Tuition and housing for the workshop cost $4,000. The LARB, the Townsend Center for the Humanities, and Graduate Division will provide up to four scholarships of $3,250, which will cover tuition ($3,000) and a partial housing stipend ($250).
  • After being accepted to the workshop, successful applicants are expected to work with their home department to secure at least $750 in additional funds for housing and other expenses.
  • The housing stipend may be used toward guaranteed housing at USC, or toward a housing arrangement of the student’s choice.

How to Apply:

To apply to this program, students should:

  1. Fill out the application to the workshop by March 15, 2019. (Please contact [email protected] if the $40 application fee represents a hardship.)
  2. After being accepted to the workshop, successful applicants will need to ask their adviser, department chair, or GSAO to submit a brief letter to [email protected] that outlines the financial support that their department will provide.

The deadline to apply has been extended to March 15, 2019. Please contact Linda Louie, Professional Development Resource Coordinator, with any questions.