On behalf of the University of California Humanities Network, the UC Humanities Research Institute invites proposals for graduate seminars on the Humanities and Changing Conceptions of Work, to be held during the 2012-13 academic year.
Who Can Apply: UC Faculty and lecturers
Level of Award: Up to $10,000 per seminar
Funding Source: UC Humanities Network (Mellon Foundation grant)
Deadline: 5:00 pm PST on Thursday, January 19, 2012 (FastApps opens on November 21, 2011)
The UC Humanities Network expects to fund three proposals for graduate seminars (either one quarter or one semester long) to be taught by a UC faculty member – ladder-track or lecturer – in the humanities or humanistic social sciences. Proposals for team-taught courses also will be considered.
The seminars should focus on the theme of “work” in and beyond the academy. The proposed course can include a focus on “work” as itself a topic of research or an engagement with the work of the humanities, including:
Seminar proposals must include a syllabus of readings and an overview of the required coursework and papers.
Seminars will be awarded up to $10,000 to support the course. Funds may be allocated for research support, course materials, honoraria and expenses for visiting speakers, and other course-related expenses. Up to $7k may be used for research support for the instructor(s) of record, either as direct research funds or toward a graduate research assistant. Up to $7k may also be used, with approval from the department chair and/or dean’s office, toward course release or replacement costs.
Prior to submission, applicants should consult their department chair and/or dean’s office to secure permission to include the proposed course in the department’s offerings. If selected, instructors must provide written confirmation of permission from department chair and/or dean’s office within 5 days of notification of selection.
Please provide a proposed budget indicating how the course funds will be spent.
The primary considerations for funding will be the degree of interdisciplinarity and the breadth of the proposed seminar and its perceived appeal to students. Seminars should be designed to attract graduate students from a broad range of departments and disciplines. Curricula for the seminars will be placed on the UC Humanities Network website as a teaching resource.
Proposals will be reviewed and selected by the UC Humanities Consortium.
Required documents include:
The course description should address a core research question or problem statement, and the short-term and long-term significance of the topic or issue to the theme of the humanities and changing conceptions of work. It should also clearly articulate the theoretical and/or practical justifications for the course design and selected readings.
All materials should be submitted to UCHRI via FastApps no later than 5:00 pm PST on Thursday, January 19, 2012.
Questions about the application process should be directed to Suedine Nakano, UCHRI program manager, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
For general questions about the grant and proposal development, please contact the director or staff of your campus humanities center or Jennifer Langdon, UCHRI associate director, at email@example.com.