2019-20 Calls for Applications  /  Open

Program Name Eligibility Deadline
Graduate Student Dissertation Support, 2020–21 UC humanities and humanistic social science PhD students in good standing who have advanced to candidacy and completed at least one chapter of their dissertation Dec 16, 2019
Junior Faculty Manuscript Workshop, 2020-21 UC junior faculty (tenure track but not yet tenured) in the humanities or humanistic social sciences who are currently completing their first book project Dec 16, 2019
Mid-Career Faculty Manuscript Workshop, 2020-21 UC faculty (tenure track) in the humanities or humanistic social sciences who are currently completing their second book project Dec 16, 2019
Residential Research Group (RRG): Topic Proposals (Spring 2021, Fall 2021, and Spring 2022) UC Ladder Rank Faculty Dec 16, 2019
Conference Grant, 2020–21 UC Ladder Rank Faculty Dec 16, 2019
University of California President’s Faculty Research Fellowships in the Humanities, 2020–21 UC Ladder Rank Faculty (see eligibility details below) Feb 3, 2020
Graduate Student Professionalization Workshop, 2020–21 UC Ladder Rank Faculty Mar 9, 2020
Multicampus Faculty Working Groups, 2020-21 UC Ladder Rank Faculty Mar 9, 2020
Multicampus Graduate Student Working Groups, 2020–21 UC humanities PhD students in good standing, in conjunction with a faculty member who has agreed in advance to serve in the role of Principal Investigator (PI) Mar 9, 2020
Short-Term Collaborative Research Residency, 2020–21 UC Ladder Rank Faculty Mar 9, 2020
Digital Humanities Grant, 2020–21 UC Ladder Rank Faculty Mar 9, 2020
Engaging Humanities Grant, 2020–21 UC Ladder Rank Faculty Mar 9, 2020
Medicine & Humanities: The Andrew Vincent White and Florence Wales White Graduate Student Scholarship, 2020–21 UC doctoral students in the humanities and humanistic social sciences working on a medicine-focused dissertation project Mar 16, 2020
Graduate Student Dissertation Support, 2020–21
Eligibility: UC humanities and humanistic social science PhD students in good standing who have advanced to candidacy and completed at least one chapter of their dissertation
Deadline: Dec 16, 2019
Junior Faculty Manuscript Workshop, 2020-21
Eligibility: UC junior faculty (tenure track but not yet tenured) in the humanities or humanistic social sciences who are currently completing their first book project
Deadline: Dec 16, 2019
Mid-Career Faculty Manuscript Workshop, 2020-21
Eligibility: UC faculty (tenure track) in the humanities or humanistic social sciences who are currently completing their second book project
Deadline: Dec 16, 2019
Residential Research Group (RRG): Topic Proposals (Spring 2021, Fall 2021, and Spring 2022)
Eligibility: UC Ladder Rank Faculty
Deadline: Dec 16, 2019
Conference Grant, 2020–21
Eligibility: UC Ladder Rank Faculty
Deadline: Dec 16, 2019
University of California President’s Faculty Research Fellowships in the Humanities, 2020–21
Eligibility: UC Ladder Rank Faculty (see eligibility details below)
Deadline: Feb 3, 2020
Graduate Student Professionalization Workshop, 2020–21
Eligibility: UC Ladder Rank Faculty
Deadline: Mar 9, 2020
Multicampus Faculty Working Groups, 2020-21
Eligibility: UC Ladder Rank Faculty
Deadline: Mar 9, 2020
Multicampus Graduate Student Working Groups, 2020–21
Eligibility: UC humanities PhD students in good standing, in conjunction with a faculty member who has agreed in advance to serve in the role of Principal Investigator (PI)
Deadline: Mar 9, 2020
Short-Term Collaborative Research Residency, 2020–21
Eligibility: UC Ladder Rank Faculty
Deadline: Mar 9, 2020
Digital Humanities Grant, 2020–21
Eligibility: UC Ladder Rank Faculty
Deadline: Mar 9, 2020
Engaging Humanities Grant, 2020–21
Eligibility: UC Ladder Rank Faculty
Deadline: Mar 9, 2020
Medicine & Humanities: The Andrew Vincent White and Florence Wales White Graduate Student Scholarship, 2020–21
Eligibility: UC doctoral students in the humanities and humanistic social sciences working on a medicine-focused dissertation project
Deadline: Mar 16, 2020

Proposal Development

What kinds of grants does UCHRI seek to fund?

UCHRI seeks to foster multi-campus and multi-disciplinary partnerships between UC researchers and their various potential audiences. We especially encourage programs that connect scholars with one another both across the UC system and globally, and whose research and outcomes engage with publics beyond the academy. We support work that bridges disciplinary boundaries and addresses questions of broad concern for the humanities writ large.

UCHRI also offers a limited number of fellowships that support individual research projects by UC faculty and graduate students.

Who makes the funding decisions?

Proposals are reviewed by our Advisory Committee, though some programs are evaluated by a subcommittee of the full Advisory Committee, or a committee of faculty representing various campuses.

We encourage you to consult with a member of our Advisory Committee prior to submitting an application, especially if you have questions or would like significant help with your proposal. A list of committee members can be found on our website, and we encourage you to consult with a member from your own campus if at all possible. Additionally, you might consider consulting with someone from your campus humanities center.

How to Apply

How do I apply for a grant?

All applications must be submitted via Submittable.

Grant Funding

When will I be notified if my application is selected?

Please refer to the call for proposals as this will give you an estimated time for funding decisions.

Will my application be fully funded?

Submitted proposals and budgets are subject to review by the review committee, and revisions on proposals and budget may be required prior to final funding decisions. We encourage the submission of proposals that demonstrate a clear connection between programmatic activities and detailed budget requests.

I received a grant from UCHRI. Am I eligible to receive an additional award in the same academic year?

Due to funding limitations, applicants may only receive one UCHRI grant per academic year, though there may be exceptions for some programs. For example, some grantees may participate in a conference or other collaborative project in the same year that they hold an individual grant.

Will I be notified if my application is not selected?

Yes, all applicants are notified.

If my application is not selected, will I receive review commentaries?

The high volume of applications administered by UCHRI makes it impossible to share review comments. Also, due to the confidential nature of the application process, UCHRI’s policy is not to provide commentaries on applications that have been denied. Please understand that UCHRI funding is limited and our selection panels must make very difficult decisions from among exceptional applications.

See Awards Archive