Grants | 31 October 2017

Call for Applications: Humanities Undergraduate Research Fellowships (Formerly HUGRA) – Due Nov 30th

Call for Applications Undergrad Research FellowshipsHUMANITIES UNDERGRADUATE RESEARCH FELLOWSHIPS (Formerly HUGRA)

Deadline: November 30, 2017

These fellowships support undergraduate research projects at UC Santa Cruz in the humanities. Up to 10 awards in the amount of $500 each are given each year. There are no constraints on the expenditure of the stipend. The top proposal receives the Bertha N. Melkonian prize, an additional $500.

If your project has a significant digital component and you would like to receive mentorship and technical support from the Digital Scholarship Commons, please check the appropriate box on the application form. Students should also consider applying for the Undergraduate Digital Research Fellowship Program sponsored by the Digital Scholarship Commons (deadline November 9, 2017. More details available at:

Any project involving research within or including any of the humanities disciplines is eligible for consideration. Proposals must be for research to be performed during the 2017-2018 academic year.

All awardees will be expected to make research posters and present at the Humanities Spring Awards & Humanities Undergraduate Research Fellowship poster presentation in Spring 2018.

Proposals will be judged on the basis of:

1. intellectual substance

2. promise of results

3. preparation of applicant

4. feasibility

Application consists of:

a) 1-3 page research proposal, describing the research problem to be addressed, what will be done in the project, and what end product (e.g. research paper, senior thesis, project report) is expected. A timetable should be included.

b) A letter of support from a faculty sponsor addressing items 1. through 4. above. The applicant is responsible for ensuring that the letter of support is submitted by the deadline. Faculty sponsors should send the letters of support directly to

Click here to submit your application online (must be logged into your Google account to use this form)

Please contact Nathaniel Deutsch ( or Evin Guy ( with any questions.