University of California, San Diego


November 28, 2001



The UCSD Center for the Humanities is pleased to announce a call for program proposals for the 2002/2003 academic year.

All applications should include the following:

A narrative describing the project and its rationale. The narrative must not exceed 3 pages.

*A budget.
*A brief curriculum vitae (maximum of 2 pages).
*A list of all previous UCSD Center for the Humanities support received by the applicant or applicants.
*Original Proposal and 8 copies
*Additional information as specified by each category (see below).

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.

Additional information required:

Indication of co-sponsorship by a department or other institution. Listing of prospective speakers, panelists, and participants.

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.

Additional information required:

Indication of the status of the research project and the use the applicant will make of the release time.

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. The stipend is to be taken during one quarter of the academic year, in lieu of all other campus fellowships and employment, for the purpose of devoting full-time work towards the completion of their dissertation. Graduate students must file their application directly.

Additional information required:

Support letter from the graduate student's dissertation advisor. Endorsement of Department Chair

5. Distinguished Visiting Scholars:

The Center will invite up to three outstanding humanists to our campus. The visiting scholars will stay on campus three to five days. They will deliver a public lecture, departmental seminar, and meet with faculty and students. Each award will include travel expenses, per diem, and a maximum $1000 honorarium.

Nominations for awards in this category should be submitted by faculty to the department Chair for approval and departmental endorsement. The applications should then be forwarded by the Chair to the Executive Committee. Preference will be given to topics of interest across disciplines and which would appeal to the general public.

The department will share in some of the minor costs of the Scholar's visit. All administration and arrangements will be handled by the department, ie. travel, advertising the event, flyers, UCSD TV, interviews, meetings, seminars, etc.

Additional information required:

Proposal should state the topic for the lecture and the visiting scholar's qualifications as well as the other general requirements for submission.

6. Ethnic Literature and History: Maximum award 10,000

The Center will support research, conferences, and a lectureship in this area.

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.

Additional information required:

A letter from the community organization supporting the project.

8. Conference Attendance:

The Center will support travel to a conference in which the faculty member is presenting his/her research. The intention of the Center is to support travel to conferences that are directly related to the faculty member's research, rather than to conferences with broad agendas that may only, in part, relate to his/her research.

The proposal should also include:

The invitation to the conference.

A statement of the relevance of the conference to the faculty member's research.

A budget.

9. Special Projects:

The Center will support new innovative projects that do not fit into any previous category.



All members of the Academic Senate who are eligible for funds from the Academic Senate Committee on Research are eligible, except as follows:

Emeriti Faculty or Faculty on Recall.

Members of the Executive Committee of the UCSD Center for the Humanities during the time of their service. 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. Doctoral students must have advanced to Ph.D. candidacy.


Please forward original proposal and 8 copies to:

UCSD Center for the Humanities
Mail Code 0406

Proposals should be submitted no later than Wednesday, January 30, 2002, 3:00 p.m.

Incomplete applications or submissions received later than January 30, 2002 will not be considered.

Awards will be announced by March, 2002.

Additional information may be found at: http://dah.ucsd.edu/center_for_the_humanities.htm

                                                Georgios Anagnostopoulos
                                                Director, UCSD Center for the Humanities

UCSD Center for the Humanities Executive Committee:

Professor Jamie Concha - Department of Literature
Professor Donald Rutherford - Department of Philosophy
Professor Janet Smarr - Department of Theatre & Dance
Professor Rand Steiger - Department of Music
Professor Tracy Strong - Department of Political Science
Professor Daniel Vickers - Department of History
Professor Mary Vidal - Department of Visual Arts
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