Residential research groups (RRGs) are in essence teams of researchers, often unknown to each other before residency, and assembled to work on a commonly-defined research agenda. They are composed of a range of UC faculty, UC postdoctoral scholars, UC doctoral students, and visiting scholars (including non-UC faculty) as resources allow. The organizing premise of the residential research program is that when the challenges of communicating across disciplines are surmounted, breakthroughs in knowledge are possible.
RRGs are developed through a two-stage process. First, through this current grant application, research topics for RRGs are determined by open competition or by UCHRI in consultation with its Advisory Committee. Once a topic is approved, UC and non-UC faculty, as well as postdoctoral and doctoral scholars, are invited to apply to participate. Through a competitive review process, RRG fellows are then selected based on their ability to contribute to the research agenda of the group.
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.
Faculty organizer(s) must be a UC ladder rank faculty member(s) that wishes to convene a residential research group of scholars to work in collaboration on interdisciplinary topics of special significance. Applicants are strongly encouraged to contact their respective campus representative on the UCHRI Advisory Committee well in advance of the application deadline for guidance in the application process.
Prospective faculty organizers must apply online via UCHRI’s FastApps system. Required documents include:
Successful applications should clearly demonstrate how the theme and activities will contribute to research excellence in the humanities.
In this first stage of the residential research group process, conveners must present their topic of study. The project description should be a maximum of 2,000 words and include the following elements:
For program-related questions, please contact Suedine Nakano, community relations officer, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Please include the name of the grant you are applying for in the subject line of your email.