OpEd Workshops, Spring 2017

Write to Change the World
Call for Applications

Working in partnership with The OpEd Project, the UC humanities centers will host three one-day workshops led by OpEd Project facilitators at UC Irvine, UC Merced, and UC Santa Cruz. The “Write to Change the World” program builds participants’ capacity to translate their research for the public, bringing the humanities to bear on public conversations. The workshop focus will be on increasing underrepresented voices in the media.

Approximately 20 fellows will be selected for each workshop, from a total of nine participating campuses (including UCSF, UCSB, UCI, UCR, UCSD, UCSC), for a total of 60 fellows. After the 1-day workshop, fellows will have access to a yearlong mentorship with media mentors through the OpEd Project.

N.B. Faculty traveling to attend the workshop at another campus may receive limited travel support to offset the costs of travel if their campus is not hosting a workshop.  This amount will be indicated in their award letter from their local center.


1) Attend a 1-day workshop
2) Draft an Op-Ed within three months following the workshop
3) Connect with a media mentor through the OpEd Project within three months following the workshop


UC Merced: April 14, 2017
UC Santa Cruz: June 9, 2017
UC Irvine: June 16, 2017

Application deadline: Feb. 1, 2017. Faculty and postdoctoral fellows from UCM, UCSD, UCLA, UCSB, UCD, UCSC, UCR, UCSF, and UCI can apply online.

Questions should be directed to the project administrators at UC Merced: humanities@ucmerced.edu

Fellows from the Spring 2016 workshops have already published 24 articles since the workshops, including a recent article in Newsweek on undocumented students.

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