Funding Opportunities

 

 

 

Below are funding opportunities offered by the Institute of Arts and Humanities. 

Faculty

Early-career Faculty Manuscript Support

  • Purpose: To support UC San Diego faculty nearing completion of first or second book manuscripts that will feature in promotion to associate or full professor.
  • Eligibility: UC San Diego ladder rank faculty working in arts, humanities, and social sciences. Applicants should not have yet submitted their manuscript for review with a publisher.
  • Award Amount: $2,000 ($1,000 for a senior scholar to review the manuscript and provide a written report and $1,000 for the author to cover costs related to coordination with the reviewer or publisher.)
  • More Information: Manuscript Forum Call for Applications (PDF)

Breaking Out of the Classroom

  • Purpose: To support activities that bring undergraduate students into the community to connect classroom knowledge with how it is applied or experienced.
  • Eligibility: Senate and Non-Senate Faculty in the arts, humanities and social sciences who teach undergraduate courses.
  • Award Amount: Up to $1,500
  • More Information: Breaking Out of the Classroom

Interdisciplinary Research Groups

  • Purpose: To support research groups that bring together faculty and graduate students participating in interdisciplinary conversations and research agendas on arts and humanities-related topics that cannot be covered in an existing department or program.
  • Eligibility: Have two or more conveners from different departments, one or more of which is based in the arts and humanities or humanistic-oriented social sciences AND include faculty and graduate students from at least two departments and/or programs.
  • Award Amounts: $500 and $1,500
  • More Information: Interdisciplinary Research Groups

Graduate Students

Graduate Summer Fellowships

  • Purpose: To support completion of dissertations that relate to one of the following four themes: Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion, Global Arts and Humanities, Public Arts and Humanities, and Digital Arts and Humanities.
  • Eligibility: UC San Diego graduate students who have advanced to candidacy. Terminal MFA students are also eligible. 
  • Award Amount: $2,000
  • More Information: Graduate Summer Fellowships

Dissertation Writing Workshop

  • Purpose: To support in writing dissertations through interdisciplinary feedback from other workshop participants and a faculty advisor.
  • Eligibility: PhD candidates engaged in writing dissertations in the arts, humanities and social sciences.
  • Award Amount: $800
  • More Information: Dissertation Writing Workshop

Interdisciplinary Research Groups

  • Purpose: To support research groups that bring together faculty and graduate students participating in interdisciplinary conversations and research agendas on arts and humanities-related topics that cannot be covered in an existing department or program.
  • Eligibility: Have two or more conveners from different departments, one or more of which is based in the arts and humanities or humanistic-oriented social sciences AND include faculty and graduate students from at least two departments and/or programs.
  • Award Amounts: $500 and $1,500
  • More Information: Interdisciplinary Research Groups

Undergraduate Students

Undergraduate Curatorial Opportunity

  • Purpose: An opportunity for students to curate an exhibit in Geisel Library using the Library’s Special Collections & Archives. Students earn course credit.
  • Eligibility: Undergraduate students with majors or minors in the Arts & Humanities. Students may apply individually or as a team. 
  • More Information: Curatorial Opportunity 

Undergraduate Scholarship for Academic Internship Participants

  • Purpose: To support undergraduate students participating in an academic internship.
  • Eligibility: Undergraduate students with majors or minors in the Arts & Humanities who have secured an academic internship through the UC San Diego Academic Internship Program and the internship offers compensation less than $12.50 per hour.
  • Award Amount: Up to $1,250  
  • More Information: Academic Internships

Undergraduate Research Fellowship

  • Purpose: To provide undergraduate students with funds to carry out research or present research at a conference.
  • Eligibility: Undergraduate students with a declared major or minor in Arts & Humanities. 
  • Award Amount: Up to $1,000
  • More Information: Undergraduate Research Fellowship Call for Proposals (PDF)

In addition to the opportunities listed above from the Institute of Arts and Humanities, scholars and graduate students may be interested in these additional opportunities.

Funding Opportunities from UC San Diego (PDF)

External Funding Opportunities (PDF)