(re)draft: Dialogue and Revision Workshop Grants 2017-12-04T16:04:53+00:00

(re)draft: Dialogue and Revision Workshop Grants

What: $500 grants for public dialogues on chapters, manuscripts, or articles in progress
Who: CHASS faculty (ladder rank and LSOE)
When: Fall, Winter, or Spring, 2018-9
Deadline to apply:  February 12, 2018

(re)draft: Dialogue and Revision Workshop awards provide travel funds for select CHASS faculty (three per year) to host an outside scholar for discussion of the CHASS faculty member’s substantial work in progress. The program aims to provide a forum for in-depth discussion and feedback that help move the draft toward publication. These focused conversations will be open to the public with drafts of the work under discussion circulated to interested participants before the workshop.

While the program envisions discussion with a local non-UCR faculty member, the funds may be matched with departmental funds to invite a scholar from farther afield. Funds may be used for travel (air/ground transport, lodging) and/or modest honoraria.

Submit the online application form and all required documentation by midnight, Monday, February 12, 2018. All required documents should be prepared in advance and uploaded as PDF, Word or Excel files to the form at the time of submission. Incomplete submissions will not be considered.

Online application form

Complete applications include:

  1. Basic information about you and your project, including project title and abstract (300 word limit).
  2. Description of project: Limit your proposal to 500 words or less, not including bibliography or CVs. Please include in your description: a) The name of the interlocutor to be brought in and a statement of their expertise; b) The status of the piece of work to be discussed. Is it part of a larger project or book? Where are you in the project? Is this the start of a project; the final piece; the whole?; c) What are your goals or what would you like to achieve through the workshop? Proposals will be evaluated with regard to the importance of the questions, issues, or problems posed, the clarity of the proposal, and the ability of the proposer to complete or make headway on the project.
  3. Budget and Budget Justification: Itemize all expected costs associated with the workshop. Include explanations of how estimates are calculated. Describe cost-sharing, matching funds, cosponsorships, and other funding, committed or pending.
  4. Short (2 page) CV’s of both proposer and interlocutor.

Final awards are based on available funding. Administrative and event support is provided by the Center for Ideas and Society. Where possible, projects should make use of the Center’s facilities in College Building South.

All project transactions and processes must adhere to applicable/relevant UC, UCR, and Center policies. Expenses must be incurred within the award period and all unexpended funds are surrendered at the end of that period. Extensions of the grant timeframe are rare, but may be requested in writing to the Center director. Expenditures must be within the categories listed in the proposal budget. Written permission is required for budget adjustments or changes to the project scope prior to spending funds.

At the end of the year, we will request a final narrative report that assesses the outcome of your workshop (both planned and unexpected). What progress was made toward your stated goals? What questions were uncovered or resolved?

In papers, conference presentations, or other methods of sharing the results of your workshop, please acknowledge the support of the Center for Ideas and Society.

From time to time, we may share your name, project title, and/or portions of your narrative report on our website or other reports and promotional materials. This serves our mission by sharing the research of our college with the wider public and helps us emphasize the importance and relevance of humanities-focused projects.