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Funding Opportunities

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


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: Up to $500
  • Application: Manuscript Forum Call for Applications (PDF)
  • Deadline: November 1

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: $250
  • 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: Up to $500
  • Application: Graduate Summer Fellowship (PDF)
  • Deadline: May 1

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 $200
  • 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 $200
  • Application: Academic Internship (PDF)
  • Deadline: Rolling