Description: UCHRI’s Multi-Campus Faculty Working Group Grant supports University of California faculty as they collaborate on innovative agendas in ways that contribute to the advancement of the working group topic specifically, and the humanities as a whole. Working groups may consist of 5 to 15 individuals (primarily UC faculty) who will collaborate over one academic year to address a clearly-defined and timely issue or the early stages of research on an emergent topic in the humanities. Throughout this year, members must engage in regular, ongoing virtual communication and meet in person at least two times.
Who Can Apply: UC Ladder Rank Faculty
Award Amount: Up to $15,000
Application Opens: September 30, 2016 (online via FastApps)
Application Deadline Extended: November 28, 2016 (11:59 pm PST)
Awards Announced: February 2017 (expected)
Funding Source: UCHRI/UCOP
Note: This award is eligible for up to $15,000 of supplemental graduate student funding to engage UC graduate students in substantive, research-oriented aspects of the grant.
Final awards are contingent upon available funding. Funding must be spent in accordance with all applicable UC rules and regulations.
Faculty organizers must be UC ladder rank faculty members and will be responsible for coordinating all aspects of the working group. Applicants are strongly encouraged to contact their respective campus representative on the UCHRI Advisory Committee for guidance in the application process.
Prospective faculty organizers must apply online via UCHRI’s FastApps system. Required documents include:
- Project Title and Abstract (200 words max)
- Project Description (2,000 words max, see details below)
- Proposed Budget (see details below)
- Curriculum Vitae of the Faculty Organizer(s) (2 pages max)
- Supplemental Graduate Student Funding Request (optional, see details in the link provided)
Successful applications should clearly demonstrate how the theme and activities will contribute to research excellence in the humanities and include faculty participants from at least two UC campuses. Preference will be given to projects that engage three or more UC campuses and those that incorporate broader and more diverse publics in the expressive or interpretive work of the humanities.
The project description should be a maximum of 2,000 words and include the following elements:
- Problem Statement, including a description of the topic or issue that the working group seeks to address and its short- and long-term significance to the humanities.
- List of Participants, including each participant’s name, campus, department, brief biography, and relevance/contribution to the collaborative project and its stated objectives.
- Proposed Objectives, broadly defined, which may include scholarly publication, digital tool development/refinement, programmatic initiatives (e.g., curriculum development), or the completion of external grant proposals or applications.
Wherever possible, the project description should also address the way the working group plans to engage multiple campuses, disciplines, and publics in their work.
The proposed budget is made up of two elements:
- The Applicant PROPOSED Budget Template
- A Budget Narrative (500 words max) that explains how estimates were determined
Budgets may cover travel and lodging expenses for workshop meetings of working group members as well as necessary group-related research expenses. Catered and group meals may not exceed 25% of the total budget. Grant funds do not cover alcoholic beverages.
UCHRI may also consider administrative costs (up to 15% 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 Suedine Nakano, Program Officer, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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