Grants | 27 October 2022

CFP: Faculty Public Humanities, Digital, and Community-Engaged Research Fellowships 2023-2024


Call for Proposals

NEW Deadline: November 28th, 2022

The Dean of the Humanities Division and The Humanities Institute are pleased to announce the Public Humanities, Digital, and Community-Engaged Research Fellowship, providing faculty in the Humanities Division with one course replacement and $1000 in research funds (allowable expenses include the hiring of a research assistant, travel, and the purchase of research-related equipment) for scholarly activity performed during the 2023-2024 academic year.

This fellowship supports public-facing scholarly activity that brings academic work to audiences beyond the university and/or collaborates with public partners. Examples include, but are not limited to, the development of a digital and/or public humanities project (for example, digital archives, databases, websites, podcasts, films, digital-born publications, and exhibitions) or building community-engaged projects.

Learn more about past fellows’ projects here.

Eligibility: The faculty member must be a senate faculty in the Humanities Division at UCSC.

Note: Fellowship recipients will be expected to present or report 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 scholarly activities, including grants and awards received in the past three years,

3. three-page proposal containing a description of the project, explaining its scope and the basic themes it will explore, how it relates to previous work on the topic, how it makes a new contribution, and what the potential is for impact. Please describe your previous experience in public or community-engaged work, and provide a brief project timeline.

4. brief email from the department chair to expressing support of the proposal by acknowledging that the fellowship, if awarded, will involve a course release during one quarter (course release funds will be sent to the department).


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

Questions? Please contact Irena Polić, Managing Director, THI;