TThe University of California Humanities Research Institute (UCHRI) invites proposals for Community Outreach and Teaching Grants during the 2012-13 academic year (July 1 to June 30).
Who Can Apply: Applicants must be UC faculty members. A graduate student may participate, but must obtain sponsorship from a faculty member who will have budgetary and project oversight responsibilities. All successful applicants must maintain eligibility during the life of the grant. Grants are not transferable to non-UC institutions. Each applicant may submit only one proposal per annual competition cycle.
Level of Award: Up to $7,500
Funding Source: UCHRI
Deadline: 5 pm PST, Thursday, March 8, 2012. Apply on FastApps (opens on January 16, 2012)
The UC California Studies Consortium will support faculty research and creative work that involves community organizations in California and contributes to a broader goal of building ties between UC campuses and off-campus communities. These competitive grants will support faculty projects that focus mainly on questions relevant to California and its rapidly changing social and cultural demography. A deliverable for all projects will be website curriculum content focused on teaching critical California studies. We define curriculum broadly to include course materials as well as skill building exercises. This site would include an archive of course syllabi, as well as innovative pedagogical materials such as team-teaching designs and service learning models.
These grants aim at pulling together community-based leaders, educators and scholars who are forming networks and linkages between the university and its off-campus communities and demographics, such as the building of language centers and cultural centers and not-for-profit organizations. We also encourage faculty who are building strong ties and new connections to K-12 educational institutions, in order to improve articulation across primary, secondary and higher education within the state of California. We define outreach broadly to include exploratory activities with creative media and novel methods in data collection and distribution.
These grants may support the initiation of new projects or advance the work (or completion) of projects and efforts already in progress. Preferred proposals might show some level of engagement—whether in alignment, tension or contestation—with the growing field of California Studies, itself.
Awards are contingent upon available funding. UCHRI funds must be spent in accordance with all applicable UC rules and regulations. Please contact the Office of Research at your campus with general UC policy.
Note: 1:2 Cost-sharing requirement: Funding is contingent on your securing matching monies from outside granting agencies and/or your home campus. At least one dollar of cost sharing must be documented for every two dollars of UCHRI funds spent (for example, for a UCCSC/UCHRI grant of $5,000, award recipients must obtain a minimum of an additional $2,500).
Awards will be announced no later than June 2012.
How to Apply:
Applications are accepted exclusively online via UCHRI's FASTAPPS system.
Requirements documents include:
· Project abstract (150 words max)
· Proposal narrative (2000 words max.)
· Project bibliography (1 page max)
· Curriculum Vitae (2 pages max)
· Proposed Itemized Budget. Explain how estimates were determined.
Graduate Student Applicants must also provide the name of their advisor, who will then be asked by the UCCSC committee to provide a letter of endorsement on the applicant's behalf.
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