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CFP: Humanities Undergraduate Research Awards (HUGRA)

CALL FOR APPLICATIONS: Humanities Undergraduate Research Awards (HUGRA)
Deadline: March 1, 2012

HUGRA awards support and encourage undergraduate research in the humanities. Up to 10 awards in the amount of $500 each are given each year. There are no constraints on the expenditure of the stipend. The top proposal receives the Bertha N. Melkonian prize, an additional $500.

Any project involving research within or including any of the humanities disciplines is eligible for consideration. Proposals must be for research performed during the 2011-2012 academic year. Previous years’ awardees are not eligible to apply.

Proposals will be judged on the basis of:
a) intellectual substance,
b) promise of results
c) preparation of applicant
d) feasibility.

Application includes:
I) 1-3 page research proposal, describing the research problem to be addressed, what will be done in the project, and what end product (e.g. research paper, senior thesis, project report) is expected. A timetable should be included.
II) Application form (Printable PDF or PDF).
III) A letter of support from a faculty sponsor addressing items a) through d) above.

NOTE: The applicant is responsible for ensuring that the letter of support is submitted by the March 1, 2012 deadline. Please submit all applications electronically preferably in .pdf format to ihr@ucsc.edu. For more information, please contact Courtney Mahaney at cmahaney@ucsc.edu.
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