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CFA: THI Undergraduate Research Fellowships 2023-2024


Call for Applications: THI Undergraduate Research Fellowships 2023-2024

Deadline: November 27th, 2023

These fellowships support undergraduate research projects at UC Santa Cruz in the humanities. Up to 10 awards in the amount of $1000 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 $1000.

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Please note that all THI applications will now be submitted via InfoReady. Read the instructions carefully in order to apply on the InfoReady platform. First time users can follow this InfoReady Guide.

Any project involving research within or including any of the humanities disciplines is eligible for consideration. All majors are welcome to apply. Students from Arts and Social Sciences are eligible as well, as long as they are working in the humanities fields. Proposals must be for research to be performed during the 2023-2024 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 2024.

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. Faculty sponsors should submit their letters via InfoReady. When you click “Send Reference Letter Request” on a saved InfoReady draft application, your sponsor will receive an email containing a unique link to a web page to upload their letter.

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Make sure you use the “Login for University of California, Santa Cruz Users.” Please follow the steps in our InfoReady Guide if this is your first time using InfoReady. We encourage you to start your application as soon as possible to familiarize yourself with the InfoReady platform. 

Questions? Please contact Saskia Nauenberg Dunkell, THI Research Programs and Communications Manager,