*Updated Jan 31, 2022
What: Awards to support workshops (up to $1500) and symposia or conferences (up $5000) + “UC Supplemental Awards” of up to $2000
Who: UCR faculty (PI), UC faculty, staff or students (Co-PIs)
When: July 1, 2022 through June 30, 2023
Deadline to apply: March 14, 2022
Note: CIS awards do not support meetings or annual conferences of professional societies or organizations with paid memberships. All events funded by the Center are free and open to the public.
Workshop, Symposia and Conference Awards support skill-building, research development and/or dissemination events hosted at UC Riverside. Though ranging in scale and audience, these events bring a variety of UC, national and international scholars/artists together at UC Riverside (in person or online) for one or more days to learn, share research and explore topics of mutual interest in an interdisciplinary environment.
Of particular interest in these calls are projects that draw upon multiple intellectual traditions and/or interdisciplinary/transdisciplinary fields in order to develop more robust and nuanced understandings of topics than are possible within traditional disciplinary vocabularies, categories, and self-descriptions. Though proposals should demonstrate emphasis on the humanities, special consideration will be given to projects that engage the arts, social sciences, physical sciences, engineering, and other fields of study.
Workshops: Public or campus-facing learning experiences that teach skills and develop understanding and/or application of new knowledge.
Symposia: Smaller scale, public or campus-facing research presentations, typically with 1-2 panels of interlocutors. May also include a keynote speaker.
Conferences: Larger scale, public facing research presentations, typically over 2 days, and featuring keynote speakers and 3 or more panel presentations. May also include receptions, formal dinners or performances in the conference theme. Conference applicants must also apply for a UCHRI Conference Award or similar award for the same project in the same year. (They need not be successful as a condition of award.)
UC Supplemental Awards
Up to $2000 in supplemental funding available for applicants to the Workshop, Symposia and Conference Awards. To be eligible, proposals must include substantive participation from faculty based at other UC campuses and/or partnerships with programs or departments at other UC campuses. “Substantive participation” may include serving as co-PIs or co-hosting and planning partners, giving presentations and assisting with promotion of event information. The application should include a clear description of the UC faculty participant’s (or UC program’s) expected role and contributions to the project and should also be accompanied by a short letter from them acknowledging their agreement to participate.
Online, public-facing portions of the project must be open to attendees from across the UC system.
All awardees are generally expected to seek matching campus contributions of at least 25% of the awarded amount. Awardees agree to attend the CIS Award Orientation Meeting on May 9, 2022. (Time TBD)
For questions, please contact Katharine Henshaw, Executive Director, at firstname.lastname@example.org.