Residential Research Group (RRG): Topic Proposals

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Call for UCHRI grant applications, open to UC Ladder Rank Faculty:

Residential research groups (RRGs) are teams of researchers, often unknown to each other before residency, who are assembled to work on a commonly-defined research agenda. They are composed of a range of UC faculty, UC postdoctoral scholars, UC doctoral students, and visiting scholars (including non-UC faculty), as resources allow. The organizing premise of the residential research program is that when the challenges of communicating across disciplines are surmounted, breakthroughs in knowledge are possible.

RRGs are developed through a two-stage process. First, UCHRI selects from the proposed RRG topics in consultation with its Advisory Committee. Once a topic is approved, UCHRI works with the faculty convener for the selected topic, inviting faculty, scholars, and students to apply to participate. Through a competitive review process, the UCHRI Advisory Committee, in consultation with the convener, selects RRG fellows based on their ability to contribute to the research agenda of the group. This competition is for RRGs during Spring 2021, Fall 2021, or Spring 2022.

Eligible Applicants: UC Ladder Rank Faculty
Maximum Award: Successful proposals that go on to become RRGs will include replacement costs to the faculty’s division, on-site offices at UCHRI, and furnished apartments for the duration of the residency. Faculty are ordinarily required to contribute sabbatical credits.

Application Deadline: Monday, December 16, 2019

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