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Funding Opportunities

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

Faculty

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: December 1

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

Innovating the Classroom

  • Purpose: To provide financial support to faculty who teach undergraduate courses that use innovative tools in the classroom.
  • Eligibility: UC San Diego Senate and Non-Senate Faculty in the Arts and Humanities and Social Sciences who will teach an undergraduate course in the upcoming academic year.
  • Award Amount: Up to $1,000
  • Application: Innovating the Classroom Application (PDF)
  • Deadline: On hold due to budget cuts.

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: On hold due to budget cuts.

Graduate Students

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 (on hold as of Spring 2020 due to COVID-19 situation)

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

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: On hold due to budget cuts.

Undergraduate Students

Undergraduate Research Fellowship

  • Purpose: To provide undergraduate students with funds to carry out research.
  • Eligibility: Undergraduate students with a declared major or minor in Arts & Humanities. 
  • Award Amount: Up to $1,000
  • Application: Undergraduate Research Fellowship Call for Proposals (PDF)
  • Deadline: On hold due to budget cuts.

Undergraduate Scholarship for Academic Internship Program (AIP) 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: On hold due to budget cuts. Expected to accept applications again after January 2021.

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 for Faculty 2019-20 (PDF)

External Funding Opportunities for Faculty 2019-20 (PDF)

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

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