The “Write to Change the World” program will build our faculty’s capacity to translate their research for the public and to engage in debate at a national level based on their areas of expertise. Our focus will be on increasing underrepresented voices within these debates. Working in partnership with the OpEd Project, we will host three one-day workshops led by OpEd Project facilitators, at three regional hubs: UC Davis, UC Merced, and UCLA, with 20 fellows in each workshop, from nine participating campuses (UCSF, UCSB, UCI, UCR,UCSD, UCSC), for a total of 60 fellows. Invitational priorities for applicants include: 1) sustainability and the environment 2) social justice and inequality 3) big data and digital humanities 4) public health and medical humanities 5) arts and public life. After the 1-day workshop, fellows will have access to a yearlong mentorship with media mentors through the OpEd Project. This program provides extraordinary resources, access and support, including cutting edge game-based, research-driven programming, and access to a prestigious network of fellows at peer institutions nationwide.
N.B. Faculty traveling to attend the workshop at another campus may receive travel support from their Center if their campus is not hosting a workshop. This amount will be indicated in their award letter from their Center.
1) Attend a 1-day workshop
2) Draft an Op-Ed within three months following the workshop
3) Connect with a media mentor through the OpEd Project within three months following the workshop
DATES and LOCATIONS:
UC Davis: May 23, 2016
UC Merced: April 29, 2016
UCLA: June 10, 2016
Application deadline: Feb. 1, 2016. Applicants from UCM, UCSD, UCLA, UCSB, UCD, UCSC, UCR, UCSF, and UCI can apply below.
Information and application online at: http://crha.ucmerced.edu/form/oped-project-fellowship-application
UC Humanities Research Institute, UC Santa Cruz Institute for Humanities Research,
UC Davis Humanities Institute, UC Irvine Humanities Commons, UCLA Humanities,
UC Merced Center for the Humanities, UC Riverside Center for Ideas and Society,
UC San Diego Center for the Humanities, UC San Francisco Center for Humanities
and Health Sciences, UC Santa Barbara Interdisciplinary Humanities Center.