DHI 2023-24 Network Collaboration Fellowship Call for Applications

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The UC Davis Humanities Institute is accepting applications for 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). Fellowships awarded will receive up to $5,000
each. NOTE: Please include the names and contact information of prospective collaborators in your proposal.

Ladder-rank faculty in the humanities, arts, and qualitative social sciences are eligible.

Application Guidelines

  1. Proposal narrative of 2-3 pages (750-word maximum).
  2. C.V.: A two-page curriculum vitae, optimally tailored to the prospective project.
  3. Proposed budget.
  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 the following 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.

To submit your proposal online, please go to http://dhi.ucdavis.edu/funding/ and complete the online application form. Proposals are due by 5 p.m. on January 30, 2023 Please contact Archana Venkatesan, DHI Interim Director, with any questions, at

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