As part of its mission to spark new knowledge, foster vibrant intellectual communities, and ignite conversations that matter, the Humanities Center awards grants to School of Humanities faculty to support research, conference travel, publications and collaborative activities that build intellectual communities.  Grant cycles take place in Fall, Winter and Spring quarters depending on the program.  The Humanities Center's internal grant streams are funded through the Academic Senate (CORCL), the UCI Office of Research, and the UC Humanities Network.

If you have questions about faculty grants, contact Amanda Swain at ajswain@uci.edu. You can also schedule an in-person, Zoom or telephone appointment here.

All open grant calls are available on the Humanities Center InfoReady website: https://ucihumanities.infoready4.com/

Faculty Grants

The following guidelines are for reference only.

Publication support grants of up to $2,000 will be awarded for monographs, edited volumes, and articles under contract with a publisher. Grant funds may be used as a subvention to the publisher; towards open-access fees; or for expenses related to preparing the manuscript such as image rights, copy-editing and/or indexing.

Exceptional requests:

  • Requests will be considered for up to an additional $2,000 for funding for image permissions expenses and image reproduction costs related to monograph and article publication.
  • Requests will be considered for up to an additional $3,000 for open-access fees when open-access meets a particular need beyond the intrinsic value of open-access.

Eligibility: Academic Senate faculty with an appointment in the UCI School of Humanities are eligible to apply for a publication support grant through the Humanities Center. 

The following guidelines are for reference only.

Grant funds may be used towards conference registration, travel expenses, lodging at the conference, and conference meals if they are part of the official program. They may not be used for meals while traveling or per diem while attending the conference. Faculty giving presentations will receive priority over those serving as chairs or discussants. 

Faculty may request up to $2,000 combined total for reimbursement for conferences attended since July 1, 2022 or for upcoming conferences.  Conferences prior to July 1, 2021 are not eligible for reimbursement.

NEW allowable expenses: CORCL now allows faculty to request reimbursement for the following:

  • Funding to support a graduate student to attend a conference.
  • Association membership dues necessary to present at a conference.

 

Eligibility: Academic Senate faculty with primary appointments in the UCI School of Humanities are eligible to apply for faculty grants through the Humanities Center.  Faculty conference travel grants are awarded from funds allocated to the School of Humanities from the Academic Senate’s Committee on Research, Computing and Libraries (CORCL).

The following guidelines are for reference only.

Faculty and/or graduate collaborations may apply for up to $2,000.

Centers and research clusters already supported by the Humanities Center may apply for up to $1,500.

The Humanities Center supports collaborations that foster vibrant intellectual communities. The new Building Intellectual Community grants provide funding for limited-term sets of activities that bring together colleagues on the UCI campus, in the Southern California region, or from elsewhere to engage in discussion and collaborative activities around a shared intellectual interest. These grants replace the previous Collaborative Conference grants by expanding the range of activities that can be funded and clarifying the purpose of the funding.

These collaborations should engage faculty and graduate students across disciplines. Building Intellectual Community grants may be used to support:

  • academic conferences, symposia or colloquia;
  • a series of events, such as speakers or film screenings, with a unifying theme during a quarter or the academic year;
  • academic trainings (such as new methodologies across disciplines);
  • work groups for fields that cross disciplines.

Building Intellectual Community grants may also be used for limited-term activities that bring humanities research to public spaces or community knowledge creation into academic research spaces.

The following guidelines are for reference only.
Description
The purpose of the one-day manuscript workshop is to provide mid-career UCI Humanities faculty with substantive and constructive feedback from scholars in the field on a substantial draft of a second book manuscript in preparation for submission to a publisher for a contract or for publication.  The grant is intended to fund travel expenses, lodging and honoraria for 2-3 invited scholars, as well as meals and refreshments during the workshop. The workshop itself is limited to the faculty member, invited scholars, and up to 2 other guests whom the faculty member would like to include. The maximum amount for the manuscript workshop is $5,000. Faculty recipients must be prepared to submit a substantial draft of a book manuscript two months before the workshop (e.g., January 15, 2021, for a March 15, 2021 workshop).

Contact Amanda Swain ajswain@uci.edu or 824-1948 with questions.

Eligibility
Academic Senate faculty with an appointment in the UCI School of Humanities at Associate Level III to Associate Level V who are currently completing their second book project.
 
The following guidelines are for reference only.
Description

Faculty Research Grants support expenses related to scholarly research projects, including flights, ground transportation and lodging for research travel; archival and copying fees; the purchase of supplies directly related to the project; translation and transcription of research materials; and research assistants, including GSR stipends. For collaborative research projects between SOH faculty and faculty from other UCI Schools or universities, grant funds may only be applied to SOH faculty expenses. Collaborative research projects are expected to produce a joint scholarly product.

COVID-19 Note: All travel must meet current UCI Executive Directive on Travel policies, which may affect our ability to reimburse expenses for travel during 2021. Please work with departmental staff and ensure that you will be able to get a refund for pre-paid expenses such as flights in case your travel is cancelled. We encourage faculty to apply for research expenses other than travel at this grant cycle, such as research materials and hiring research assistants.

Research cannot be used for travel to conferences, food expenses or per diem during travel or for the purchase of computers, or other devices. Apply separately for Conference Travel and Computing grants.

Questions?
If you have questions about the proposal guidelines, please contact Amanda Swain, Executive Director, at ajswain@uci.edu or 824-1948.

Eligibility
Academic Senate faculty with an appointment in the UCI School of Humanities are eligible to apply for faculty research grants through the Humanities Commons. Faculty research grants are awarded from funds allocated to the School of Humanities from the Academic Senate’s Committee on Research, Computing and Libraries. The committee will take into consideration evidence of effective use of previous grants as demonstrated in final reports from previous grants.