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Funding Opportunities

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

Faculty

Breaking Out of the Classroom

Early-career Faculty Manuscript Support

  • Purpose: To support UC San Diego faculty nearing completion of first or second book manuscripts or artistic endeavors that will feature prominently in promotion to associate or full professor.
  • Eligibility: UC San Diego Senate faculty in arts or humanities. 
  • Award Amount: $1,000
  • Application: Manuscript Forum Call for Applications (PDF)
  • Deadline: November 1

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 or humanities 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

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 

UC Faculty Podcasting Institute (December 13 - 17, 2021)

  • Purpose: To provide two scholarships for faculty to attend the UC Faculty Podcasting Institute
  • Description: The UC Faculty Podcasting Institute will provide hands-on training for UC faculty to translate research, commentary, and community-sourced narratives into podcast episodes. Working in cross-disciplinary and intra-university teams, participants will learn how to express ideas in storyboard form, create and collect audio content, and edit their narrative into an entertaining, powerful podcast.
  • Eligibility: Academic Senate faculty with primary appointments in the Division of Arts and Humanities
  • Award Amounts: Two Scholarships
  • Application: UC Faculty Podcasting Institute Application (PDF)
  • Deadline: November 1, 2021

Additional Funding Opportunities

Graduate Students

Dissertation Writing Workshop

  • Purpose: To support writing dissertations through interdisciplinary feedback from other workshop participants and a faculty advisor.
  • Eligibility: UC San Diego PhD candidates engaged in writing dissertations in the arts and humanities.
  • Award Amount: $800
  • Application: Dissertation Writing Workshop (PDF)
  • Deadline: November 1

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 in Arts and Humanities who have advanced to candidacy.
  • Award Amount: $1000
  • 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 

Additional Funding Opportunities

Undergraduate Students

Undergraduate Research Fellowship

  • Purpose: To provide undergraduate students with funds to carry out research.
  • Eligibility: UC San Diego undergraduate students with a declared major or minor in arts or humanities. 
  • Award Amount: Up to $500
  • Application: Undergraduate Research Fellowship Call for Proposals (PDF)
  • Deadline: Rolling

Undergraduate Scholarship for Academic Internship Program (AIP) Participants

  • Purpose: To support undergraduate students participating in an unpaid academic internship.
  • Eligibility: UC San Diego undergraduate students with majors or minors in the arts or 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