Grants | 12 November 2021

New CFP: Faculty Public Humanities, Digital, and Community-Engaged Research Fellowships 2022-2023


Call for Proposals

Deadline: December 6th, 2021

The Dean of the Humanities Division and The Humanities Institute are excited to announce a new opportunity for faculty: Public Humanities, Digital, and Community-Engaged Research Fellowships provide faculty in the Humanities Division with one course replacement in order to pursue scholarly activity that is public-facing, by bringing academic work to audiences beyond the university and/or partnering with members of the public as collaborators. Examples could include, but are not limited to, the development of a digital and/or public humanities project (including, for example, digital archives, databases, websites, podcasts, films, digital-born publications, and exhibitions) or building community-engaged projects. Each fellowship recipient is also awarded $1000 to be used for research expenses, which can include the hiring of a research assistant, travel, and the purchase of research related equipment. Proposals must be for scholarly activity performed during the 2022-2023 academic year.

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 and acknowledgment 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;