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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: June 1 and 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.

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: PhD candidates engaged in writing dissertations in the arts, humanities and social sciences.
  • Award Amount: $800
  • Application: Dissertation Writing Workshop (PDF)
  • Deadline: September 15, 2020

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 due to budget cuts.

Additional Funding Opportunities

Undergraduate Students

Undergraduate Research Fellowship

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: Rolling