The DHI supports individual humanities research through grants that allow faculty and graduate students both the time and money to complete their projects. The annual Faculty Research Seminar is one of the longest running programs and among the most valued by humanities faculty who appreciate both the time and the community the seminar provides. A more recent opportunity, the Margrit Mondavi Graduate Fellowships grew out of the late Ms. Mondavi’s wish to support creative artists, a pledge that continues with a bequest of Robert and Margrit Mondavi with support from the L&S Dean’s office.
Collaboration, especially when its interdisciplinary, is also prized by the DHI. Thanks to generous funding from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, the DHI has — since 2010 — supported interdisciplinary collaboration across a broad range of topics, including environmental humanities, comparative border studies, social justice, early modern studies, racial capitalism, reimagining Indian Ocean worlds, and feminist arts & science.
With annual support from the Office of Research, the DHI is able to offer faculty mini-grants that allow them to seed interdisciplinary conversations that may lead to external grants for larger, more ambitious undertakings. Clusters have gone on to be UC Humanities Research Institute Multi-Campus Research Groups or Working Groups, Mellon Research Initiatives, Interdisciplinary Frontiers in the Humanities (IFHA) projects, and NEH Research Collaborations.

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