Grants | 26 October 2023

CFP: Faculty Public Humanities, Digital, and Community-Engaged Research Fellowships 2024-2025


Call for Proposals

Deadline: November 27th, 2023

The Dean of the Humanities Division and The Humanities Institute are pleased to announce this call for applications for Public Humanities, Digital, and Community-Engaged Research Fellowships, 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 2024-2025 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.

The call details are listed below. 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.

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 message of support from the department chair 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). Chairs should submit their letters via InfoReady. When you click “Send Reference Letter Request” on a saved InfoReady draft application, your chair will receive an email containing a unique link to a web page to upload their letter.

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*PLEASE NOTE: 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 Irena Polić, Managing Director, THI;