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Residential Research Group: Topic Proposals

Deadline: Friday, November 17th, 2017

Sponsored by: University of California Humanities Research Institute

Only Faculty are eligible for this grant, fellowship, or residency.

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.

Applications must be submitted online via FastApps by 11:59 PM (Pacific time) on the deadline date.

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Application Details

For the Residential Research Group Topic Proposals faculty organizer(s) must be a UC ladder rank faculty member(s) that wishes to convene a residential research group of scholars to work in collaboration on interdisciplinary topics of special significance. Applicants are strongly encouraged to contact their respective campus representative on the UCHRI Advisory Committee well in advance of the application deadline for guidance in the application process.

Prospective faculty organizers must apply online via UCHRI’s FastApps system. Required documents include:

Project Title and Abstract (200 words max)
Project Description (2,000 words max, see details below)
Curriculum Vitae of the Faculty Organizer(s) (2 pages max)
Successful applications should clearly demonstrate how the theme and activities will contribute to research excellence in the humanities.

Project Description

In this first stage of the residential research group process, conveners must present their topic of study. The project description should be a maximum of 2,000 words and include the following elements:

  • Problem Statement, including a description of the topic or issue that the RRG seeks to address and its short- and long-term significance to the humanities.
  • Potential participant list (optional), including each participant’s name, campus, department, brief biography, and relevance/contribution to the collaborative project. Please note that all RRG members must apply to participate and the UCHRI Advisory Committee will determine the final participant list.
  • Proposed Objectives, broadly defined, which should be a significant project or outcome. This may include scholarly publication, edited or co-edited volumes, key word texts, public-facing projects, digital tool development/refinement, multimedia websites, or programmatic initiatives (e.g., curriculum development).
    For program-related questions, please contact Suedine Nakano, Program Officer, at snakano@hri.uci.edu.

For technical assistance, contact techsupport@hri.uci.edu.

Please include the name of the grant you are applying for in the subject line of your email.

For more information please contact: Suedine Nakano, Program Officer, at snakano@hri.uci.edu

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