UCHRI Partners with LARB to Fund UC Graduate Students

UCHRI has partnered with the LA Review of Books to offer two spots to UC graduate students in the LARB Publishing Workshop, an intensive summer training program for aspiring publishing professionals with an emphasis on diverse and innovative publishing outcomes. The workshop will take place online between June 24 and July 26, 2024. 

In line with our longstanding interest in graduate student professionalization and employment, UCHRI will cover the $3,000 tuition for two UC PhD students in the humanities or humanistic social sciences interested in pursuing a career in publishing. Graduate students from all UC campuses are welcome to apply by April 1, 2024. 

The students selected for funding through UCHRI will participate fully in the LARB online training program and will work with UCHRI to contribute a public-facing interview or essay about their experience for publication on Foundry. 

Visit LARB for more details and to apply. LARB is also hosting online information sessions in February and March.

Application Details

Eligible Applicants: UC humanities and humanistic social science PhD students in good standing who have advanced to candidacy 

Maximum Award: $3,000 in tuition, paid directly to LARB

Application Deadline: April 1, 2024

Funding Source: UCHRI/ Mellon HOH

Final awards for all of our grants are contingent upon available funding. Funding must be spent in accordance with all applicable UC rules and regulations.

Applicants must be UC humanities and humanistic social science PhD students in good standing who have advanced to candidacy. Applicants must apply online via LARB. Required documents include: 

  • Personal Statement (500 words) explaining how the workshop fits into the applicant’s overall career goals to work within the publishing industry at a press, magazine, or literary non-profit 
  • Resume or CV (in PDF format)
  • Unofficial Transcripts from undergraduate and graduate institutions
  • Non-refundable Application Fee of $40

You may also include an optional Portfolio of Work Samples (25 pages max in PDF format), demonstrating experience relevant to the workshop in editing, publishing, layout, design, or marketing.

If you have questions, consider attending the information sessions that LARB is organizing in February and March. For program-related questions and technical assistance, please contact publishingworkshop@lareviewofbooks.org.

For UCHRI-specific questions, please contact grants@hri.uci.edu. Please include the name of the grant you are applying for in the subject line of your email.