Research Writing Groups – Online!

What: $25 book awards for participants (up to $300 per quarter, per group)
Who: UCR Faculty and Graduate Students (with significant participation from CHASS faculty and graduate students)
Deadline: Applications may be submitted in advance but must be received no later than the deadlines for the quarter in which it will be held: Oct 7 (Fall 2021), Dec 15 (Winter 2022), March 15, 2022 (Spring 2022) or June 15 (Summer 2022).

Stay on-track with your writing goals and be productive this quarter through remote Writing Groups! Peer writing groups can provide much needed accountability and support during times of stress and isolation.

Writing Group awards provide $25 gift cards to participants who attend a majority of scheduled meetings. Groups of 4-8 participants agree to meet at least five times over the quarter. Though we ask that at least half the participants be CHASS faculty and/or graduate students, conveners and other group members may be from any school or college at UCR. Up to 50% of the group may be from other UC campuses.

Group leaders convene meetings via Zoom or other online meeting room services. At the end of the quarter, groups will be asked to provide feedback on their experiences.

Other Co-sponsored Activity: Groups may apply for up to $100 in co-sponsorship to invite an extramural writing expert or faculty member to meet with the groups. Meeting topics could include writing tips and/or thematic discussions of relevance to group members. Apply now or with two weeks of the first meeting. Cosponsorship application and more information at:

Writing Group Application Link: