2017-18 CIS Second Project Fellowships 2017-05-18T17:30:30+00:00

2017-18 CIS Second Project Fellowships

*Information updated October 24, 2016

Information for Proposers

The Center for Ideas and Society is an interdisciplinary research center advancing humanistic studies and creativity at UC Riverside through fellowships, research workshops, collaborative projects and public events. The Center seeks to foster inquiry from multiple perspectives and disciplines and to further more robust and nuanced understandings of topics than is frequently possible within traditional disciplinary vocabularies, categories, and self-descriptions. The Center is also committed to disseminating the results of its programs to the Riverside community and beyond.

Award Details

This Call is open to Assistant and Associate CHASS Faculty, depending on years from Ph.D.

The Center for Ideas and Society seeks to award two (2) CIS Second Project Fellowships to CHASS faculty who have received their Ph.D.’s between 2009 and 2017 and are substantively engaged in a second research project. (For questions about extending circumstances, e.g. adjunct teaching, childbearing leaves, etc., contact Georgia Warnke, georgia.warnke@ucr.edu.) Eligible faculty must show evidence of having completed a first research project. This award provides the time and space needed to begin a new project by granting $6100 to buy out one course in a quarter in which no other teaching will be required and by allocating an office at the Center in College Building South. During the quarter of residency, CIS Second Project Fellows will be expected to participate in the Center’s events and to meet at least once with Mellon Mays Undergraduate Fellows.


The application should contain the following elements:

  • Completed Application Cover Sheet, including a title for the proposed research and a brief abstract (up to 250 words).
  • A Research Narrative (5 page maximum single-spaced, in at least 12 point font, with 1 inch margins.) The research narrative should include:
    • An overview of the goals, objectives and approach of the research.
    • An outline of the progress made on the second project thus far and the part of the research the Fellow intends to complete during the quarter of residency.
    • The anticipated contribution of the research to the applicant’s field.
  • Short CV (2 pages maximum).
  • Information about the status of the first research project, including publication venue(s) and dates.
  • Information about any current and pending extramural funding, including project title, granting agency and dates and amount of award.
  • Proposed quarter of residency during the 2017-18 academic year.

Guidelines for the Evaluation of Proposals

  • The importance of the questions, issues or problems the research seeks to address.
  • The capacity of the project to enhance or develop insights into or an understanding of these questions, issues or problems.
  • The appropriateness, effectiveness and feasibility of the proposed approach or research methods.
  • The ability of the applicant to make headway on the research.
  • The inclusion of a realistic timetable that includes milestones.

Application Deadlines and Procedures

Awards are made based on the recommendation of the CIS Advisory Committee.
Peter Graham (Philosophy)
Rickerby Hinds (Theatre, Film & Digital Production)
Jeanette Kohl (History of Art)
Benjamin Liu (Hispanic Studies)
Goldberry Long (Creative Writing)
Yolanda Moses (Anthropology)
Rick Redak (Entomology)
Susan Zieger (English)

The deadline for submission of proposals is Friday, February 10, 2017.  All proposal documents should be combined in a single PDF and emailed to cis@ucr.edu, subject line “CIS Second Project- [YourLastName]”.

For further information, please call Renee DeGuire  at (951) 827-1556.

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