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UCHRI Announces 2019-20 Grants and Fellowships

Two residential research groups and a Humanities Visualization grant are new additions to the UC Humanities Research Institute’s lineup of grants for the 2018-2019 year.

The residential research groups will bring together University of California faculty, postdocs, and graduate students from different campuses to UC Irvine for a quarter of residence, in order to work on a research agenda of interest to the public. In the fall of 2019, the “Civil War” research group will seek “diverse and unconventional” interpretations of civil war, considering how “civility” can be weaponized and how civil wars open up conversations about meaning, identity, and social belonging (or exclusion). The deadline to apply for this group is November 19, 2018.

Questions about being human in a mostly artificial world are the focus of the spring 2020 residential research group, “Artificial Humanity.” They will ask questions about human negotiations of a built world, our relationship to technology, and how the arts and sciences alternately expand and constrict the definition of humanity. The “Artificial Humanity” group welcomes projects related to superhumanity (implants or transplants, AI, and transhumanism), language and representation (of algorithms, dehumanization, and human emotions), and questions of labor and human value. The deadline to apply for this group is March 4, 2019.

UCHRI has also developed a new version of its existing Digital Humanities Grant, the Digital Humanities Visualization Grant. Born out of an ongoing commitment to communicating humanistic ideas, the Digital Humanities Visualization grant will fund faculty projects that “emphasize the visualization of humanistic data or ideas,” including projects that increase collaboration among UC campuses or foster public awareness of humanities research. The deadline to apply for this grant is November 19, 2018.

Graduate students are encouraged to apply for the Dissertation Support grant, for Multicampus Graduate Student Working Groups, and the residential reading groups. Students writing dissertations related to the medical humanities are also encouraged to apply for the Andrew and Florence White Graduate Student Scholarship, which awards up to $20,000 to a researcher working in the medical humanities.

Faculty can apply for the Conference Grant, the Junior Faculty Manuscript Workshop, or the Mid-Career Faculty Workshop this fall. Each of these grants has a deadline of November 19, 2018.

For more information and a complete list of grants, visit the UCHRI grants page or the Davis Humanities Institute grants calendar.





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