Short-Term Collaborative Research Residency, 2024–25

Short-term residencies are committed research groups that come to UCHRI to work together on a project already underway and with a designated outcome in sight. Residencies may run up to two weeks and are intended for between two and eight residents representing any discipline or field in the humanities and humanistic social sciences, or in conjunction with scholars, artists, scientists, and experts across various disciplines. Research projects undertaken in short-term residencies advance the field of humanistic scholarship and engage in multi-disciplinary and multi-campus research.

This year, UCHRI is particularly interested in working groups that approach humanistic problems broadly related to its new theme, Care & Repair. The initiative offers grant opportunities for University of California researchers interested in exploring care for objects and communities of study, care for environments, care for the self and others, care as a concept in humanist research and pedagogy, as well as the limits of care and repair as approaches to damage, harm, and trauma. UCHRI welcomes collaborative projects that put humanistic scholars in conversation with those from disciplines that are methodologically distinct, enhancing the ways in which humanistic research might strive to repair what is broken, frayed, mishandled, abandoned, or abused.

Applications must be submitted online via Submittable by 11:59 PM (Pacific time) on the deadline date.

Faculty organizers must be UC ladder rank faculty members and will be responsible for coordinating all aspects of the short-term residency. 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 Submittable. Required documents include:

  • Project Title and Abstract (200 words max)
  • Project Description (2,000 words max, see details below)
  • Curriculum Vitae of the Organizer(s) (2 pages max)

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 projects already underway, although UCHRI will consider less-developed projects, provided that there is a compelling case made for the benefit of an intense research residency. Successful proposals will include at least 2/3 of participants from the UC system. All project activities must take place between July 1, 2024 and December 31, 2025.

Project Description

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 short-term residency seeks to address as well as 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 of the residency, which should be a clearly-defined outcome that fits in with the broader objectives of the project already undertaken by the group.

For program-related questions, please contact Please include the name of the grant for which you need assistance.

For technical assistance, please contact Submittable at