2020-21 DHI Transcollege Research Clusters Call for Proposals

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Deadline: Friday, June 12, 5:00pm

The UC Davis Humanities Institute invites proposals for the 2020-21 Transcollege Research 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 2020-21 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.

• Note: Past awards from the DHI may be factored into funding decisions, depending on number and quality of new applicants.

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 Friday June 12.

Please contact DHI Associate Director Katharine Wallerstein (kwallerstein@ucdavis.edu) with any questions.

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