DHI Network-Collaboration Fellowships

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The UC Davis Humanities Institute is accepting applications for faculty members in the humanities, arts, and qualitative social sciences to support collaborations with colleagues outside the UC (DHI Network-Collaboration Fellowships). Successful applicants will receive the awards as research funds to be transferred to their home departments. 

Aimed at supporting faculty who wish to collaborate with colleagues outside the UC, the Network-Collaboration award would support travel for a UC Davis faculty member to visit a collaborator and/or to bring 1-2 external collaborators to UC Davis. Cross-college collaborations are welcome. The program represents a high-impact investment that fosters research or creative networks, raises the profile of our faculty, and seeds future grant proposals (see criteria below). Five fellowships of up to $5,000 each will be awarded in this category. NOTE: Please include the names and contact information of prospective collaborators in your proposal.

Eligibility

Ladder-rank faculty in the humanities, arts, and qualitative social sciences are eligible, and may apply for both funding opportunities.

Application Materials

  1. Proposal narrative of 2-3 pages (750-word maximum).
  2. Proposed budget.
  3. C.V.: A two-page curriculum vitae, optimally tailored to the prospective project.
  4. Optional image/audio files: Proposals for creative activity may upload an image or audio file to support their proposal, although such supplementary material is not required.

Evaluation Criteria

The DHI advisory board will review the applications based on a set of established criteria:

  • the intellectual and/or creative significance of the proposed project and its value to the humanities and/or arts;
  • the qualifications, expertise, and levels of commitment of the faculty director and collaborators, and the scale and value of the collaboration;
  • the quality of the proposal itself, including the research questions being posed, or, for creative projects, the conception, organization, and description of the project itself;
  • the feasibility of the work plan;
  • and the project’s contribution to the university’s commitment to diversity, using examples from these categories: service, research, and/or perspective. This may include: public service towards increasing equitable access in fields where women and minorities are underrepresented; research focusing on underserved populations or understanding inequalities related to race, gender, disability or LGBTQIA issues; and applicants who offer perspectives of groups historically underrepresented in higher education.

Submission

To submit your proposal online, please go to https://voorhies.ucdavis.edu/dhi/funding/ and complete the online application form. DEADLINE EXTENDED: Proposals are due by 5 p.m. on April 3, 2020.

Please contact Katharine Wallerstein, DHI Associate Director, with any questions, at kwallerstein@ucdavis.edu.

 Late submissions will not be considered.

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