Graduate Programs & Opportunities

Science Studies

Students and faculty in the Science Studies program are committed to working toward deeper understanding of scientific knowledge in its full cultural and historical context. The Program offers students an opportunity to integrate the perspectives developed within the communication of science, history of science, sociology of science, and philosophy of science, while receiving a thorough training at the professional level in one of those disciplines.

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Graduate Summer Fellowships

The Institute of Arts and Humanities provides summer support for completion of dissertations that relate to one of the following four themes.

  1. Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion, with a particular focus on race, ethnicity, and social justice;
  2. Global Arts and Humanities, with specific attention to linking investigation of seemingly disparate people and places across geographic, cultural, and chronological boundaries;
  3. Public Arts and Humanities, with a special commitment to collaboration with local and regional libraries, museums, and community forums; and
  4. Digital Arts and Humanities, with unique concentration on how new digital tools and technology can create and support new forms of research, pedagogy, and university/community interface.

The next call for applications will be released in Spring 2018.

Dissertation Writing Workshop

The Dissertation Writing Workshop provides support to UC San Diego PhD candidates engaged in writing dissertations in the humanities and social sciences. Students should be working on topics that can be defined as humanistic in the broadest sense—that is, topics based on archival sources, literary or artistic works, ethnographic field work, and interviews or public media.

The workshop meets during Winter and Spring quarters. Each member presents a chapter of his or her dissertation to the workshop, and the most immediate goal is to provide feedback on the chapter from peers and the senior faculty member who leads the workshop. Because of its interdisciplinary composition, the workshop provides insights from different disciplinary perspectives, which help members to see their work under new lights and broadens their understanding of its scholarly and intellectual context.

The next call for applications will be issued in Spring 2018 for the 2018-19 academic year.