The Center provides funding for UCR faculty and students through our annual calls for projects. Award amounts and call formats vary from year to year.

***NOTE: Some applicants are reporting errors with the online application form that prevent file upload and submission. We apologize for the inconvenience and are working to determine the problem. Applicants who cannot submit the form due to file upload errors may submit the basic form and then email  documents to CIS@ucr.edu.  ***

Program Name Eligibility Deadline
Academic Book Clubs *ONLINE* CHASS Faculty and Graduate Students On-going
Academic Writing Groups *ONLINE* CHASS Faculty and Graduate Students On-going
Interdisciplinary Working Group Awards *extended* CHASS Faculty April 6, 2020
(Re)Draft Manuscript Revision Workshops *extended* CHASS Faculty April 6, 2020
Whiting Public Engagement Programs *extended* CHASS Faculty May 1, 2020
Emory Elliott Book Awards Submission Deadline CHASS Faculty October 2020
Event Co-sponsorship Open On-going
Hot off the Presses Book Talks CHASS Faculty On-going
UC Humanities Research Institute  CHASS Faculty and Graduate Students Various
Mellon Foundation’s John E. Sawyer Seminars CHASS Faculty Closed
*Cancelled* CHCI Conference Registration Sponsorship CHASS Faculty Closed
Conference/Symposium & Interdisciplinary Workshop Awards UCR Faculty Closed
Wild Card Awards UCR Faculty Closed
Humanities Graduate Student Research Grants CHASS Graduate Students Closed
Mellon Faculty Fellowships CHASS Faculty Closed

External funding calls for humanities research can be found at:

In some cases, the Center may provide administrative and logistical support for externally funded projects.
If you would like to discuss how CIS can support your project, please contact Katharine at katharine.henshaw@ucr.edu.