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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: $1,000
  • Application: Manuscript Forum Call for Applications (PDF)
  • Deadline: October 15

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 $1,000
  • More Information: Examples of Breaking out of the Classroom 
  • Application: Breaking Out of the Classroom Application (PDF)
  • Deadline: June 1 & December 1

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.
  • Award Amounts: $500 and $1,500
  • More Information: Current and Past Interdisciplinary Research Groups
  • ApplicationInterdisciplinary Research Groups Call for Proposals (PDF)
  • Deadline: June 1

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: Up to $2,000
  • Application: Graduate Summer Fellowship (PDF)
  • Deadline: May 1

Dissertation Writing Workshop

  • Purpose: To support 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
  • Application: Dissertation Writing Workshop (PDF)
  • Deadline: June 1

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.
  • Award Amounts: $500 and $1,500
  • More Information: Current and Past Interdisciplinary Research Groups
  • ApplicationInterdisciplinary Research Groups Call for Proposals (PDF)
  • Deadline: June 1

Undergraduate Students

Undergraduate Curatorial Opportunity (Not offered in 2019-2020)

  • 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. 
  • Application: Due to exhibition space limitations this opportunity will not be offered in 2019-2020.
  • Deadline: June 1

Undergraduate Scholarship for Academic Internship Participants

  • Purpose: To support undergraduate students participating in an unpaid academic internship.
  • Eligibility: Undergraduate students with majors or minors in the Arts & Humanities who have secured an unpaid academic internship through the UC San Diego Academic Internship Program.
  • Award Amount: Up to $1,000
  • Application: Academic Internship (PDF) 
  • Deadline: Rolling

Undergraduate Research Fellowship

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.

UC Funding Opportunities 2019-20 (PDF)

External Funding Opportunities 2019-20 (PDF)

UC Funding Opportunities for Graduate Students 2019-20 (PDF)