TThe University of California Humanities Research Institute (UCHRI) invites proposals for Systemwide Workshops during the 2012-13 academic year (July 1 to June 30).
Who Can Apply: Applicants must be UC faculty members who are eligible to be Principal Investigators on their campuses. 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 no more than one proposal per annual competition cycle.
Level of Award: Up to $10,000
Funding Source: UCHRI
Deadline: 5 pm PST, Thursday, March 8, 2012 >> Apply on FastApps (opens on January 16)
The UCCSC invites proposals for a series of system-wide faculty workshops throughout the coming academic year. Submissions should be based on a clear theme relating to California Studies in a global context and open to different disciplinary approaches. Proposals that focus on interactions and flows within, across, and through California are particularly encouraged. Major contemporary issues affecting California, such as a focus on social movements that foreground more complex examinations of "resistance" within various California discourses might provide other open and opportune directions in thought.The California Studies Consortium stresses collaboration between scholars from different campuses and multiple disciplinary locations.
These workshops should be made up of diverse faculty, graduate students and archivists, and are open to postdoctoral fellows within three years of degree conferral. Workshops should strive to integrate emerging scholars and senior specialists into these new terrains of California Studies. Possible engagements including faculty, students, community, K-12 practitioners, and artists offer another form of interdisciplinary and cross-textual dialogue. Incorporating and possibly centering non-California based scholars to address "California" as a polemic may also provoke stimulating discussions. The proposals might also consider utilizing available technological resources, such as electronic repositories for bibliographic data or UCTV videotaping at the local campuses, to include more integrated approaches to the sharing and preservation of new research content and knowledge production.
Preferred proposals might show some level of engagement—whether in alignment, tension or contestation—with the growing field of California Studies, itself.
Please contact the Office of Research at your campus regarding general UC policy.
Proposals submitted to the UCCSC will be evaluated for scholarly merit, originality, purpose, relationship to existing research, theoretical framework and methodology, adequacy of available resources, justification for the budget, anticipated scholarly and/or creative products, tentative schedule, and plan for dissemination of the research results. While "collaboration" is broadly defined and need not be required in every aspect of the research, collaborative projects should be aimed at facilitating, whenever possible, long-term ties between the UC, other institutions and organizations, and individuals throughout California and beyond. Projects should enable researchers who have not previously approached California Studies subjects to interact with colleagues who are already experts in the field. Applicants are also encouraged to seek additional outside funding.
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 are contingent upon available funding. UCHRI funds must bespent in accordance with all applicable UC rules and regulations.
Awards will be announced no later than June 2012.
How to Apply:
Applications are accepted exclusively online via UCHRI's FastApps system.
Required documents include:
· Project Abstract (150 words max.)
· Proposal Narrative (2000 words max.)
· Project Bibliography (1 page max.)
· CV (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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