Grants | 20 October 2020

CFP: THI Undergraduate Research Fellowships


Call for Proposals: THI Undergraduate Research Fellowships 2020-2021

Deadline: November 18, 2020

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.

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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 2020-2021 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 2021.

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 send letters of support directly to The applicant is responsible for ensuring that the letter of support is submitted by the deadline.


*PLEASE NOTE: You must be logged into your Google account to use this application form.

Questions? Please contact Irena Polić, Managing Director, THI; or 831.459.1780.