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 summer program on careers in the publishing industry.

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 Emerson College’s Los Angeles campus in July 2020. 

Attending this workshop can expose you to best practices in the publishing industry and the opportunity to make contacts with industry experts at LARB. You’ll also be able to get feedback on your resumes, cover letters and networking skills!

Scholarship and Funding Details

  • Tuition and housing for the workshop cost $4,300. 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 $1,050 in additional funds for housing and other expenses.
  • The housing stipend may be used toward guaranteed housing at Emerson College, or toward a housing arrangement of the student’s choice.

Information Session

On February 24, from 3 to 5 pm, the Townsend Center and the Graduate Division will be hosting an informational event for this year’s workshop in 220 Stephens Hall. Irene Yoon, the LARB Publishing Workshop Director and a Berkeley Ph.D. in English, will provide information on the program. She will be joined by three Berkeley students, who had the opportunity to participate in last year’s workshop and will speak about their experience and the benefits of attending.

How to Apply

  1. Fill out the application to the workshop by March 13, 2020. (You will be asked to submit a $40 application fee.)
  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.

Please contact David Bratt, Professional Development Liaison, at [email protected] with any further questions. 

About the Author: Ashvini Malshe is a Master’s student in the Graduate School of Journalism, and a Professional Development Liaison with the Graduate Division.