Grants | 18 October 2018

CFA: Research Fellowships Now Open


Call for Applications


The Humanities Institute is now accepting applications for research support from undergraduate students and Humanities faculty. All applications are due November 30, 2018.

Faculty Research Fellowships provide one course replacement plus an $800 research stipend during the 2019 – 2020 Academic Year. Faculty fellows generally use THI funding to hire a GSR, travel, or purchase research related equipment. Apply Now.

Humanities Undergraduate Research Fellowships provide undergraduate students with $500 in support of a research project within or including any Humanities discipline. Research must be performed during the 2018-2019 academic year. Apply Now.


Details are listed below.



Deadline: November 30, 2018

THI Research Fellowships provide faculty in the Humanities Division with one course replacement in order to pursue their research. Each fellowship recipient is also awarded $800 to be used for research expenses, which can include the hiring of a GSR, travel, and the purchase of research related equipment. Proposals must be for research performed during the 2019-2020 academic year.

The faculty member must be a senate faculty in the Humanities Division at UCSC. Preference will be given to junior faculty when possible.

Fellowship recipients will be expected to present on their work following their fellowship.

Application consists of:

1. cover letter providing a brief description of research plans,

2. two-page curriculum vitae that includes selected publications, as well as grants and awards received in the past three years,

3. three-page research proposal containing a description of the topic of research, the publication (or other result) to which the fellowship period will contribute, and a selected bibliography,

4. brief email from the department chair expressing support of the proposal and acknowledgment that the fellowship, if awarded, will involve a course release during one quarter, with $8,775 in compensation to the department.


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



Deadline: November 30, 2018

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.

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 2018-2019 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 2019.

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.