The Engaging Humanities Grant supports UC faculty in pursuing thoughtful engagement with diverse publics beyond the academy. California’s communities represent a rich resource for UC faculty interested in pursuing collaborative, public-facing projects that will impact people beyond their campuses. Recognizing that off-campus outreach can produce transformations in knowledge, this grant encourages scholars to develop innovative projects that weave together humanities research and/or pedagogy with community engagement, strengthening ties between UC campuses and California communities through partnerships with community organizations, museums, NGOs, or other public-facing groups.
This year, for the first time, applicants are invited to apply for a seed grant of up to $5,000 for burgeoning projects, or a project grant of up to $20,000 for more developed projects. Applicants to all Engaging Humanities grants must have a letter of support from a community partner. Successful grant applicants must secure a match of at least 50% of UCHRI-awarded funds from other funding sources. UCHRI is particularly interested in proposals that clearly articulate innovative modes of engagement with well-defined publics.
Eligible Applicants: UC Ladder Rank Faculty
Maximum Award: Up to $5,000 for seed grants, and up to $20,000 for project grants (at least 50% of awarded funds for project grants must be matched). The number of awards will depend on the quality of proposals and the available budget.
Application Deadline: Monday, March 9, 2020
Award Announced (Expected): May 2020
Funding Source: UCHRI/UCOP
Final awards for all of our grants are contingent upon available funding. Funding must be spent in accordance with all applicable UC rules and regulations.
Applications must be submitted online via Submittable by 11:59 PM (Pacific time) on the deadline date.
See UCHRI's website for full details.