Mid-Career Faculty Manuscript Workshop, 2019–20
The Mid-Career Faculty Manuscript Workshop Grant provides financial resources to an associate 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 mid-career UC faculty with quality feedback from experts in the field on a first full draft of a second 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.
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:
- Project Title and Manuscript Abstract (200 words max)
- Project Description (2,000 words max, see details below)
- Proposed Budget (see details below)
- One to Two Chapters (up to 30 pages, double spaced per chapter) from the book project
- Letter of Support from the applicant’s department or program chair
- Curriculum Vitae (2 pages max)
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:
- Project Overview, including a summary of the project, its current stage in the revision process, and why the workshop will be helpful at this particular time.
- Timeline for Publication, including when the first draft will be completed, when the workshop will be held, and when the final manuscript will be submitted to a publisher for a contract or publication. The manuscript workshop must take place between July 1, 2019 and June 30, 2020.
- List of Participants, including each participant’s name, campus, department, brief biography, and relevance/contribution to the workshop. One or two participants may be from a non-UC campus, and one expert editor may be invited as a discussant. UCHRI funding for honoraria is limited to a maximum of $250 for UC-faculty presenters/panelists and $500 for non-UC presenters/panelists.
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 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.