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 are due the 15th of the month before the start of the quarter in which the workshop will occur: Sept 15 (Fall 2020), Dec 15 (Winter 2021), March 15, 2021 (Spring 2021) or June 15 (Summer 2021).

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.

To apply, email the following information to, subject line “Writing Group”

  • Name of convener(s) and department(s)
    List of confirmed participants (including departments and email addresses) and their writing project goals
    Tentative number of meetings and date/time (if known)