University of California, San Diego

November 20, 1998
SUBJECT: Call for Program Proposals
The UCSD Center for the Humanities is pleased to announce a call for
program proposals for the 1999/2000 academic year. The Center will
consider support in the following categories:
1. Collaborative Group Research Planning Grants: Maximum award $10,000
The Center will provide initial support for group projects that have
the potential of attracting outside support or for projects seeking seed
funds to develop applications for foundations or specific programs.
Interdisciplinary research will be supported under this category.
2. Conferences: Maximum award $20,000
The Center will provide funds, matching grants, and seed money for the
organization of conferences on significant issues in the humanities that
are of interest to the university and the community.
3. Humanities Faculty Fellow: Maximum award $5,000
The Humanities Center will support research of faculty from the Division
of Arts & Humanities by providing the opportunity for full-time research
effort. Up to $5000 will be made available to the Fellow's home department
to cover temporary teaching replacement needs. Faculty Fellows will
remain in residence at UCSD and be asked to present their research at the
Center's faculty luncheon series.
Faculty are not eligible if, within the last two years, they have received
a UC President's Fellowship in the Humanities or a major fellowship such
as a Guggenheim or NEH that provided a leave of two quarters or more.
Applications should include a description of the project and a short list
of recent publications.
4. Humanities Graduate Student Fellowship: Maximum award $4,000
The Center will support dissertation research of graduate students from the
Division of Arts and Humanities. Each department within the Division may
submit two candidates for consideration.
5. African-American Literature and History: Maximum award $10,000
The Center will support research, conferences, and a lectureship in this
6. Ethnic Literature and History: Maximum award 10,000
The Center will support research, conferences, and a lectureship in this
7. Community Outreach: Maximum award $10,000
The Center will support events that involve the local community and
community organizations, and contribute to the interaction of UCSD
faculty and the San Diego community.
8. Conference Attendance:
The Center will support travel to a conference in which the faculty member
is presenting his/her research. Please submit abstract and invitation.
9. Humanities Research Institute (Irvine) Bridge Grants: Maximum award
Funds are available for the support of proposals that have the potential
of becoming Humanities Research Institute (HRI) resident research groups:
Resident research groups at HRI bring together scholars to work in
collaboration on interdisciplinary topics of special significance. The
evaluation of HRI resident research group proposals includes a
consideration of how well they advance the Institute's commitment to
promote new and exciting scholarship in the humanities and to foster
the intellectual community across the nine campuses of the University
of California. An expected outcome of the resident research groups is
the publication of a volume based on research pursued at HRI. The
deadline for submitting for Resident Research Group at HRI is
December 15th of each year. Thus, a project submitted in 1999 would
be for the residence period 2000-2001.
All members of the Academic Senate who are eligible for funds from
the Academic Senate Committee on Research are eligible, except as follows:
Members of the Executive Committee of the UCSD Center for the Humanities
are not eligible to apply during the time of their service.
Recipients of a Humanities Center Award are not eligible to apply for a
period of three years.
Unless otherwise stated in the category.
Graduate students:
Full-time graduate students in the Division of Arts and Humanities in
good standing are eligible for the dissertation awards. They may also
serve as research fellows on research projects initiated by faculty.
Proposal should be submitted no later than Wednesday, January 27, 1999.
Submissions received later than January 27, will not be considered.
Please forward proposals to:
UCSD Center for the Humanities
Mail Code 0406
Awards will be announced by the end of February, 1999.
Frantisek Deak
Director, UCSD Center for the Humanities
UCSD Center for the Humanities Executive Committee:
Ann duCille - Professor, Literature
Hasan Kayali - Associate Professor, History
Paul Churchland - Professor, Philosophy
Sheldon Nodelman - Professor, Visual Arts
Marianne McDonald - Professor, Theatre & Dance
Rand Steiger - Professor, Music
Tracy Strong - Professor, Political Science