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Applying to Humanists at Large (HAL)

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The 2024 HAL application opens on Monday, November 6, 2023. Application materials must be submitted by 5:00 p.m. PT, Wednesday, December 6, 2023. Decisions will be communicated by Friday, December 15, 2023. 

Access the HAL Online Application

A detailed description of expectations and schedule is available–please review before applying. There is no cost for participation in HAL. All expenses, including site visits, are covered. The program does not offer academic credit; however, the required Designing the Professional (DtP) class is one unit.


All enrolled PhD students in the humanities and humanistic social sciences within the School of Humanities and Sciences at Stanford are eligible to apply. Students must also enroll in Designing the Professional (ENGR 311B).

HAL is more tailored for PhD students in the latter stages of their studies; we prefer that you are beyond at least your second year of study. If you are a humanities PhD student in your first or second year, please consider Crafting Your Humanist Career

HAL is open on a space-available basis to lecturers in Stanford Introductory Studies.Humanities postdocs and lecturers, including lecturers in Stanford Introductory Studies, may be able to participate on a space available basis.

Application Details

The online application is now live. In the application, you will be asked to upload a one-page personal statement and your CV/resume and to answer five short questions to help us shape the program. 

In addition, you are asked to confirm that you have discussed your participation in HAL with your primary academic advisors and that you can attend all program sessions, including DtP.

Access the HAL Online Application

Questions? Please contact Sal Cipriano ( or Chris Golde (