Gifts to the IHR are essential to funding student and faculty fellowships, research initiatives, workshops, and public humanities projects.

UC Santa Cruz’s Humanities Division plays crucial role in the university’s mission to inspire and educate students for both personal and professional success. Our students question what it means to be human and investigate the impact that language, culture, and gender have on the human experience. To further develop our Humanities Division we seek funding for the Institute for Humanities Research. The IHR houses twelve research clusters and centers whose projects tackle topics relevant to an international, multicultural audience.

By making a gift of any amount to the IHR, you are directly supporting humanities based research at UCSC and giving our students and faculty a competitive advantage when seeking additional federal, state and foundation funding. As a result of your support, they are able to multiply their resources, and the impact of their research. Thank you for your support!

  • Unrestricted Gifts of any amount directly support humanities based research and scholarship at UCSC.
  • Student Research Awards support and encourage research in the humanities at the undergraduate and graduate levels—$500
  • Graduate Summer Research Fellowships are awarded for summer research and research related travel that is critical to the student’s progress towards their degree—$2,500
  • Graduate Summer Dissertation Fellowships are awarded to students who have advanced to candidacy, with emphasis placed on achievement and facilitating timely progress in dissertation research, writing and completion—$5,000
  • Graduate Dissertation Fellowships provide support to cover fees and a small stipend for one or three quarters of support so fellowship recipients can devote themselves entirely to writing—$10,000 or $30,000
  • Faculty Research Fellowships provide faculty with one course replacement and a small research expense stipend to allow them to pursue their research—$7,000
  • Visiting Scholar Fellowships provide an opportunity for visiting faculty to teach courses at UCSC, conduct research, participate in seminars, and engage with faculty and students on campus—$50,000
  • Name the IHR. With a gift of $5 million, the Institute for Humanities Research will carry your name and ensure the success of research in the humanities at UCSC for years to come.


IHR Campaign Article Fall 2013

Article featured in the UCSC Review Magazine: The Campaign Issue, Fall 2013

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