UCHRI Announces Calls for Proposals for 2020-21 Grants and Fellowships

UCHRI Announces Deadlines for 2020-21 Grants and Fellowships

UCHRI is pleased to announce calls for applications for 2020-21 humanities grants and fellowships. Continuing its long tradition of supporting collaboration, innovation, and excellence in the humanities, the Institute offers awards for conferences, multicampus working groups, public humanities projects, individual research for faculty and graduate students, and much  more. UCHRI’s last round of support totaled over $850,000 and involved support for nine UC campuses. Please read on to learn more about upcoming competitions and deadlines.

Fall Deadline

Applications are due December 16th, 2019 for the following competitions. Graduate Student Dissertation Support provides up to $1000 for graduate students completing dissertations in the humanities and humanistic social sciences. Funds can be used for dissertation-related expenses such as travel to archives, rare book purchases, or participation in summer seminars or language courses. Conference Grants, Junior Faculty Manuscript Workshops, and Mid-Career Faculty Manuscript Workshops provide opportunities for faculty to draw upon the expertise of their colleagues across the UC system in organizing small conferences or developing their book manuscripts. UCHRI is also accepting Topic Proposals for Residential Research Groups (RRGs) in Spring 2021, Fall 2021 and Spring 2022. If you or a colleague would like to be a part of UCHRI’s 30-year tradition of gathering scholars in residence at UCHRI to dig deep into pressing concerns in the humanities, propose a topic for a future Residential Research Group. And please spread the word!

Winter Deadlines

On February 3rd, 2020, applications will close for the University of California President’s Faculty Research Fellowship, which provides ladder rank UC faculty with $30,000 in fellowship support for extended research projects in the humanities or humanistic social sciences during the 2020–21 academic year.

For the March 9th, 2020 deadline, UCHRI invites applications for Engaging Humanities Grants and Digital Humanities Grants, which support the development and execution of humanities projects with significant digital or publicly engaged components. Short-Term Collaborative Research Residencies, Multicampus Faculty Working Groups, and Multicampus Graduate Student Working Groups bring together UC scholars from across the system for sustained discussion and collaboration around areas of interest. In its second year, the program for Graduate Student Professionalization Workshops seeks to bring UC faculty and grad students to the forefront of the national conversation on PhD career pathways. 

The final deadline is March 16th, 2020, for the Andrew Vincent White and Florence Wales White Graduate Student Scholarship, an individual research opportunity offering $20,000 for graduate students writing dissertations in the area of medicine and humanities. 

Please contact Shana Melnysyn, UCHRI’s research grants manager (smelnysyn@hri.uci.edu or 949-824-8902), with any questions about eligibility or the application process.