Call for Applications: HARA and Grad Coordinator(s) for AY 2016-17

History in Action Call for Applications and Nominations:

Due May 9, 2016

History in Action (HIA) seeks applications from graduate students and nominations from faculty for the following opportunities:

HIA Graduate Coordinator (AY 16-17)

The coordinator will support and contribute to all HIA programming, events, and publications, as well as liaise with AHA staff and the graduate community. This is a leadership opportunity for a motivated student who wants to make an impact on the career diversity and public history conversations.

Responsibilities include organizing and managing the HIA IV conference, contributing to the HIA website, and maintaining affiliated social media.

Depending on the availability of applicants, HIA may appoint one coordinator for both semesters or two coordinators to serve one semester each.

Applicants must be eligible for TA release (G2-G5).


History in Action Research Assistantships (HARA)

 HARA offers students the opportunity to work with a sponsoring organization to explore potential applications of their historical training.

Proposals are welcome from students who would like to develop a working relationship with a local organization in alignment with their research interests.

Application materials should include a one-page description of the organization and its relationship to your research interests, your CV, and note of permission from your advisor.

Applicants must be eligible for TA release (G2-G5). The number of HARA offered in AY 2016-17 will depend on department TA assignments and availability.

Please write to if you would like to apply for a HARA for details on application procedure.


All grantees will participate in the History in Action Conference (HIA IV), tentatively scheduled for January 19-20, 2017.

All applications are due May 9, 2016 via email to


HIA-Columbia is a pilot program sponsored by the AHA-Mellon Career Diversity Initiative.

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