The Junior Faculty Manuscript Workshop Grant provides financial resources to a junior faculty member to convene a one to two-day workshop aimed at preparing their book manuscript for submission to a publisher. The purpose of this workshop is to provide junior UC faculty with quality feedback from experts in the field on a first full draft of a pre-tenure book manuscript in preparation for submission to a publisher for a contract or for publication (the draft must include versions of every chapter to be included in the final book). Based upon successful national models, the workshop serves as an opportunity to convene experts in the field (typically around five discussants, including one or two non-UC experts) to contribute to the intellectual development of the manuscript.
Final awards for all of our grants are contingent upon available funding. Funding must be spent in accordance with all applicable UC rules and regulations.
Applications must be submitted online via FastApps by 11:59 PM (Pacific time) on the deadline date.
Applicants are strongly encouraged to contact their respective campus representative on the UCHRI Advisory Committee for guidance in the application process.
Applicants must apply online via UCHRI’s FastApps system. Required documents include:
Successful applications include faculty participants from at least three UC campuses, though greater multi-campus engagement is encouraged.
The project description should be a maximum of 2,000 words and include the following elements:
The proposed budget is made up of two elements:
Budgets may cover a number of program-related expenses, including but not limited to travel, lodging, and modest honoraria for invited participants, group meals, and room rental costs for the workshop.
UCHRI may also consider administrative costs (up to 10% of the total requested amount), provided justification is detailed in both the budget template and the budget narrative. Amounts should be determined in advance and in writing with the administrative unit (e.g., the faculty organizer’s department or campus humanities center). Campuses are prohibited from charging indirect costs on funding from the Office of the President.
For program related questions, please contact Shana Melnysyn, competitive grants officer, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
For technical assistance with FastApps, contact email@example.com.
Please include the name of the grant you are applying for in the subject line of your email.