Fellowships

Faculty

Research Fellowships

Deadline: December 2, 2013

Research Fellowships provide faculty in the Humanities with one course replacement in order to pursue their research. Each fellowship recipient is also awarded $800 to be used for research expenses, which can include the hiring of a GSR, travel, and the purchase of computer equipment.

Application consists of:
1. cover letter providing a brief description of research plans and essential contact information,
2. a two-page curriculum vitae that includes selected publications, as well as grants and awards received in the past three years,
3. a three-page research proposal containing a description of the topic of research, the publication (or other result) to which the fellowship period will contribute, and a selected bibliography,
4. a brief email from the department chair expressing support of the proposal and acknowledgment that the fellowship, if awarded, will involve a course release during one quarter, with $7,813 in compensation to the department.

Please submit all applications electronically, preferably in .pdf format to ihr@ucsc.edu.

Past Faculty Fellows



Graduate Students

Dissertation Fellowships

Funded by the UC Humanities Network and the Institute for Humanities Research

Deadline: April 30, 2013
Amount: $30,000
Number of awards: 2

Fellowship recipients are expected to devote themselves to writing during the time of the award (AY 2013-14), and not to hold teaching assistantships or other employment. The applications will be evaluated for academic excellence, as well as the likelihood of completion according to the proposed schedule. Partial-year awards are not permitted.

Application consists of:
1. letter of application describing the current status of dissertation research, with a detailed timetable for completion by June 2014
2. brief statement of previous and current awards and grants (award and grant titles, dates, and amounts)
3. summary of the dissertation project (no more than 3 pages), contextualizing the significance of the project for people who are not in their field of study
4. one-page curriculum vitae
5. letter of support from the faculty advisor evaluating the student’s academic work to date, addressing the student’s timetable for completion, verifying that they are within normative time and in good academic standing

Eligibility:
The student must be:
a) enrolled in a graduate program in one of the humanities departments
b) be within normative time and in good academic standing
c) enrolled for at least five credits of graduate-level coursework. Students are ineligible to apply while on leave.

Please submit your applications electronically, as PDF files, to ihr@ucsc.edu. Advisors should send the letters directly to ihr@ucsc.edu.

UC Society of Fellows: Each awardee will be designated a Graduate Fellow of the UC Society of Fellows in the Humanities. Fellows are required to participate in an annual meeting of UC Society of Fellows and to submit a brief essay reporting on the fellowship year for inclusion in an e-publication disseminated by the UC Humanities Research Institute. In addition, fellows are expected to present their work on their home campus during Spring 2014.

Questions? Please contact Irena Polić, Associate Director, IHR; ipolic@ucsc.edu or 831.459.1780.

Summer Dissertation Fellowships

Funded by the UCSC Division of Graduate Studies

Deadline: April 30, 2013
Amount: $4,000
Number of awards: 5

Summer Dissertation Fellowships provide students financial support to help complete their dissertation research and writing.

Application consists of:
1. letter of application describing the current status of dissertation research
2. brief statement of previous and current awards and grants (award and grant titles, dates, and amounts)
3. summary of the dissertation project (no more than 3 pages)
4. one-page curriculum vitae
5. letter of support from the faculty advisor evaluating the student’s academic work to date, verifying that they are within normative time and in good academic standing

Eligibility:
The student must be:
a) a PhD candidate in a graduate program in one of the humanities departments
b) within normative time and in good academic standing

Please submit your applications electronically, as PDF files, to ihr@ucsc.edu. Advisors should send the letters directly to ihr@ucsc.edu.

Questions? Please contact Irena Polić, Associate Director, IHR; ipolic@ucsc.edu or 831.459.1780.

IHR Summer Research Grants

Deadline: May 15, 2013
Amount: $500-$2,500

Summer research fellowships are to be used for research and research-related travel during Summer 2013.

Application consists of:
1. a brief (one to two pages) description of the proposed research and a simple budget;
2. an even briefer letter of support from the faculty advisor is sent to the IHR separately.

These statements should address why the research is important, and how it will contribute to the student’s progress toward the degree.

Eligibility:
Applicants are current graduate students in good standing in one of the graduate programs in the Humanities Division.

Please submit all applications electronically preferably in .pdf format to ihr@ucsc.edu.



Undergraduate Students

Humanities Undergraduate Research Awards (HUGRA)

HUGRA awards support undergraduate research projects 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 to be performed during the 2013-2014 academic year.

Proposals will be judged on the basis of:
1. intellectual substance
2. promise of results
3. preparation of applicant
4. feasibility.

Application consists of:
a) HUGRA Application Form
b) 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.
c) A letter of support from a faculty sponsor addressing items 1. through 4. above. The applicant is responsible for ensuring that the letter of support is submitted by the deadline.

Note: All awardees will be expected to make research posters and present at the Humanities Spring Awards & Humanities Undergraduate Research Award Presentations on May 29, 2014.

Deadline: November 25, 2013. Please submit all applications electronically (preferably in .pdf format) to ihr@ucsc.edu
 

Past HUGRA recipients
2013 HUGRA research posters

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