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Funding Calls

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. The Center also provides administrative and logistical support for funded projects. (See our ‘Services’ page for more details.)

As a grantmaking organization, UCHRI primarily funds UC faculty and graduate students who participate in innovative research and projects that engage a variety of disciplines and stakeholders. Funding opportunities include faculty fellowship, multi-campus working groups, graduate student dissertation support and much more.

The Center for Ideas and Society works in conjunction with UCHRI to develop and promote humanities projects through the UC Humanities Network. To enable partnerships with local centers, UCHRI allows a small precentage of the project budget to be allocated to the center for administration of collabortive projects. Contact Katharine at katharine.henshaw@ucr.edu for more information.

Grant Support

Contact these CHASS partners for the support you need. We want you to succeed!

  • The Center can serve as a partner on interdisciplinary project development as well as pre- and post-award administration. If you feel your proposal would benefit from a collaboration with the Center and/or you would like to host your project in our facilities, contact Katharine at katharine.henshaw@ucr.edu.
  • The CHASS Contract & Grants (C&G) Unit exists to help CHASS faculty pursue and apply for grants.  Whether responding to a “Request for Proposal” (RFP) from a federal agency, a private or corporate foundation, the UC’s own Humanities Research Institute (UCHRI), or one of UCR’s internal funding mechanisms, including your assigned C&G analyst and grant writer will improve your chances of success. Your C&G analyst can facilitate planning project budgets, help insure compliance with a funder’s RFP, and assist with submission of the internal electronic Campus Approval Form (eCAF) and any external proposal submissions to funding agencies. Your C&G grant writer can discuss research directions, help identify funders and potential collaborators, discuss project timeline(s), facilitate team meetings and provide review/editorial comments toward a more compliant and competitive proposal.

Don’t miss out on the opportunity to develop a more competitive proposal by accessing your C&G team!

UCHRI Award Winners

The UC Humanities Research Institute offers fellowships and project awards for faculty and students across the UC system. To learn more about how to apply, visit uchri.org/grants. For questions about how the Center supports UCHRI projects, email katharine.henshaw@ucr.edu.

Congratulations to the following UCR faculty and students for being awarded a UCHRI grant for the year 2019-20!

Ademide Adelusi-Adeluyi, History
Imagine Lagos:
Speculative Cartography and the Making of a 19th Century African City
✪ Junior Faculty Manuscript Workshop
Samuel Fullerton, History
Sex and the English Revolution
✪ Dissertation Award
Alisa Bierria, Ethnic Studies
Feminist Anti-Carceral Research Initiative
✪ Engaging Humanities Grant
Chelsea Silva, English
Bedwritten: Middle English Medicine and the Ailing Author
✪ Dissertation Award
 Michelle Dizon, Media and Cultural Studies
Fugitive Archives
✪ Engaging Humanities Grant
Dana Simmons, History
Humanities Careers in Science History, Policy, and Communication (H-SCHIP)
✪ Grad Professionalization Workshop Grant
Hungry, Thinking with Animals
✪ Mid-Career Faculty Manuscript Workshops
Alejandra Dubcovsky, History
At the Frontlines of a Forgotten War:
Violence, Gender, and Conflict in the Early South

✪ Mid-Career Faculty Manuscript Workshops

External funding calls for humanities research can be found at:

If you would like to discuss how CIS can support your project, please contact Katharine at katharine.henshaw@ucr.edu.