Grants, Fellowships & CFPs

Call for Proposals: 2018-2019 DHI Transdisciplinary Research and Arts Clusters

Application Deadline: Wednesday, November 14th, 2018

Sponsored by: Davis Humanities Institute

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

The UC Davis Humanities Institute invites proposals for the 2018-2019 Transdisciplinary Research and Arts Clusters, which seek to build interdisciplinary collaborations across colleges and professional schools. We especially encourage applications from early-career faculty. Clusters are meant to facilitate exchange among faculty and graduate students in workshops, symposia, or mini-conferences, and encourage humanities and arts dialogues with other colleges and schools on campus. In addition to programming, we encourage clusters to view this as seed funding and to conceive ways that the cluster can serve as an incubator for larger projects in the future (websites and digital projects, co-authored books or journals, NEH Summer Seminars, NEH Collaborative Grants, UC-wide research groups, etc.).

Clusters may apply for up to $5,000 for the 2018-2019 academic year. Clusters must use the funds in the academic year that they are awarded. All funding decisions will be made on a competitive basis.

Criteria for awards include:

  • the cluster includes faculty and/or graduate students from at least two colleges or schools;
  • the cluster is administered and guided by faculty members;
  • the cluster seeks clear, measurable impacts on research and/or creative activities and approaches in the humanities, arts and humanistic social sciences;
  • the cluster addresses or includes under-represented minorities, under-served communities, and/or contributes to diverse perspectives in an area of research, study, and/or creative activity.

Application Requirements:
1. Cover sheet containing name of faculty coordinator, title of research or arts cluster, and amount requested.
2. Narrative (1200 words maximum) describing the purpose of the cluster including the intellectual or artistic significance of the collaboration, a list of participants (faculty and graduate students), and proposed activities and outcomes.
3. Proposed Budget.

Please include the application’s components, listed above, in a single pdf or Word document and apply online by 5 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 14th, 2018.

For more information please contact: DHI Associate Director Molly McCarthy,

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