Faculty Grant Guidelines

Download the Winter 2019 Faculty Research grant guidelines here.

Apply for a Winter 2019 Faculty Research grant here.

Download the Winter 2019 Faculty Conference Travel grant guidelines here.

Apply for a Winter 2019 Faculty Conference Travel grant here.

Faculty Grants

As part of its mission to promote the development and  dissemination of scholarship, the Humanities Commons awards grants to School of  Humanities faculty and graduate students to support research, conference  travel, publication subvention and conference planning.  Grants are  awarded twice a year in fall and spring quarters.  The Humanities Commons'  internal grant streams are funded through the Academic Senate (CORCL), the UCI  Office of Research, and the UC Humanities Network.
   

Faculty Grants

1) Collaborative Conference Grants (OPEN)   -    Deadline: 4/22/2019

Description
Collaborative Conference grants support academic conferences, symposia or colloquia held at UCI. These grants may also support a lecture series or works-in-progress series with a unifying theme during a quarter or the academic year.  Grant funds may be used for honoraria and travel expenses for invited speakers and for catering and conference supplies. 

Centers and research clusters supported by the Humanities Commons may apply for $1,500.
Other faculty collaborations may apply for up to $2,000.

Timeline:
o Notifications by May 31, 2019
o Funds must be expended by December 31, 2019

Grant Payments: Expenses and reimbursements will be processed by the department providing administrative support and charged to the Humanities Commons funds account. 

Submission: Applications must be submitted electronically via EEE Scout.
Log into EEE Scout:

Please complete the online application form with the following information:
• Name, Department and Rank of the Faculty PI
• Organizing Group (if applicable), Conference Name, Dates
• Name and department/affiliation of co-organizer.
• Grant amount requested and total conference budget
• Department providing administrative support to organize the conference

Upload a single PDF document (max 3 pages) with the following:
• A description of the conference or scholar series, its contribution to scholarship in this field/on this topic, and a list of key participants.
• A detailed budget for the conference
• A list of other conference sponsors and sources of funding.

Click “Save” to save your submission and review or complete at a later date.

Once you have completed your online application form, click “Submit Responses” to submit the application.  Application forms cannot be changed once they have been submitted.

Questions? Contact Amanda Swain, Executive Director, at ajswain@uci.edu or 824-1948.

Eligibility
A collaborative project must have at least two (2) co-directors. At least one should be a School of Humanities faculty member or a current School of Humanities lecturer who has demonstrated a commitment to fostering research on campus. Mellon Humanities Faculty Fellows are also eligible to apply for a collaborative conference grant.
Call Date: 3/12/2019

2) Conference Travel (CLOSED)   -    Deadline: N/A

Description
Max Request per conference: $1,200 domestic or $2,000 international

Grant funds may be used towards travel expenses, lodging at the conference, and conference registration fees.  They may not be used for membership dues, conference meals, or food or per diem while attending the conference. Preferences: junior and mid-career scholars attending national or major associational conferences in order to advance their research agenda; senior scholars engaged in a new research trajectory attending conferences specific to a new field or who are serving in governance capacity with the scholarly association sponsoring the conference.  Faculty giving presentations will receive priority over those serving as chairs or discussants.

Faculty may request reimbursement for conferences attended since July 1, 2018 or for upcoming conferences in 2019.  Conferences prior to July 1, 2018 are not eligible for reimbursement. Faculty may apply for funding for up to two conferences. However, in order to fund as many requests as possible, the committee may choose to fund only one conference per faculty member.

Applications are now closed. Next round will be 2019-2020 Academic Year

Submission

Applications must be submitted electronically by 11:00 PM on Monday, January 14, through EEE Scout.

1. Log into the Faculty Conference Travel Grant application form to submit the application. 
https://scout.eee.uci.edu/s/faculty-conf-travel-winter-2019

2. Enter the following information directly into the online form:
o Name
o Department
o Faculty Rank
o For up to two conferences (list individually within the form)
• Conference Name and/or Sponsoring Association
• Location and Dates
• Brief description of how the conference will contribute to your research
• Total amount requested
• Itemized budget
• If you currently research funds, please explain why those funds are not available for this project.

3. Click “Save” to save your submission and review or complete at a later date.

4. Once you have completed your online application form, click “Submit Responses” to submit the application.  Application forms cannot be changed once they have been submitted.

5. EEE Scout does not send an email confirmation.  Go to https://scout.eee/uci.edu and click on “Review My Submissions.” The Faculty Conference Travel Grants form should show as submitted (not saved) in this list.

Questions?
If you have questions about the proposal guidelines or difficulties with electronic submission via EEE Scout, please contact Amanda Swain, Humanities Commons executive director, at ajswain@uci.edu or 824-1948.

Eligibility
Academic Senate faculty with appointments in the UCI School of Humanities are eligible to apply for faculty grants through the Humanities Commons.

3) Dean’s Mid-Career Manuscript Workshops (CLOSED)   -    Deadline: N/A

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. Faculty recipients must be prepared to submit a substantial draft of a book manuscript two months before the workshop (e.g., September 15, 2019, for a November 15, 2019 workshop).

Applications are now closed. Next round will be 2019-2020 Academic Year.

Timeline:
o Notifications by March 1, 2019.
o Manuscript workshop will be held in Fall 2019.

Logistics and Grant Award: The Humanities Commons will provide staff support and logistics for the manuscript workshops and handle all expenses related to the workshop.

Submission:
Applications must be submitted electronically by Monday, January 28, 11:00 pm, through EEE Scout.

Log into the application form on EEE Scout: https://scout.eee.uci.edu/s/mid-career-manuscript-2019

Complete the online application form with the following information:
o Name, Department and Year promoted to associate professor
o Names and affiliations of 5-6 proposed scholars and editors from California and the United States and their contact information, with the aim of bringing to campus 2-3 invited scholars for the workshop

Upload a single PDF with a narrative description of the second book project (1,000-2,000 words), a timeline indicating what has been written and what will be submitted for discussion, and plans for publication (any initial contacts with a publisher, preliminary contract, etc.).

Click “Save” to save your submission and review or complete at a later date.
Once you have completed your online application form, click “Submit Responses” to submit the application.  Application forms cannot be changed once they have been submitted.

EEE Scout does not send an email confirmation.  Go to https://scout.eee/uci.edu and click on “Review My Submissions.” The form should show as submitted (not saved) in this list.

Contact Amanda Swain ajswain@uci.edu or 824-1948 with questions or for assistance creating PDFs.

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.

4) Publication Support (OPEN)   -    Deadline: 4/22/2019

Description
Max Request $2,000

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

Exceptional requests above $2,000 will be considered for funding through the Dean’s research initiatives, only for permissions expenses related to monograph publication.

Timeline
o Notifications by May 31, 2019
o Funds must be expended by December 31, 2019

Grant Payments: Publication subvention grants will be paid directly to the press.  Grant funds for publication expenses incurred directly will be reimbursed. All expenses should be processed through the recipient’s home department.

Submission

Applications must be submitted electronically on Monday April 22, 2019, 11:00 pm.

Log into the application form on EEE Scout:

Complete the online application form with the following information:
o Name, Department and Rank of the faculty applicant
o Requested grant amount
o Book title and publisher

Upload a single PDF (max 2 pages) with a description of the book project and a budget identifying how the grant will be used towards publication.

Upload a copy of the publication contract.

If applying for a subvention, upload a letter from the publisher requesting subvention.

Click “Save” to save your submission and review or complete at a later date.

Once you have completed your online application form, click “Submit Responses” to submit the application.  Application forms cannot be changed once they have been submitted.

EEE Scout does not send an email confirmation.  Go to https://scout.eee/uci.edu and click on “Review My Submissions.” The form should show as submitted (not saved) in this list.
Contact Amanda Swain ajswain@uci.edu or 824-1948 with questions or for assistance creating PDFs.

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 Commons.
Call Date: 3/12/2019

5) Research (CLOSED)   -    Deadline: N/A

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 graduate student research assistant stipends. Research cannot be used for travel to conferences, food expenses or per diem during travel or for the purchase of computers, printers, other hardware or personal items. Faculty can apply separately for Conference Travel grants and Computing grants.

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.

Submission (as a single PDF file)

Narrative Description (two pages maximum):
Please provide a description of the overall project, its contribution to your scholarly trajectory and to the field, and what you plan to accomplish with the grant funds.

Project Budget (one page maximum):
Please provide a list of all project expenses, identifying which expenses will be paid by the grant and which expenses will be paid by other funds. 
Please list other funds – both received and pending – that will be used for this project.

Applications are now closed. Next round will be available 2019-2010 Academic Year.
1. Log into the Faculty Conference Travel Grant application form to submit the application:
https://scout.eee.uci.edu/s/faculty-research-winter-2019

2. Enter the following information directly into the online form:
o Name
o Department
o Faculty Rank
o Project title
o Collaborator(s), as appropriate
o Total amount requested
o If you currently research funds, please explain why those funds are not available for this project.

3. Upload a single PDF of the project narrative and itemized budget.

4. Click “Save” to save your submission and review or complete at a later date.

5. Once you have completed your online application form, click “Submit Response” to submit the application.  Application forms cannot be changed once they have been submitted.

6. EEE Scout does not send an email confirmation.  Go to https://scout.eee/uci.edu and click on “Review My Submissions.” The Faculty Research Grants form should show as submitted (not saved) in this list.

Questions?
If you have questions about the proposal guidelines or difficulties with electronic submission via EEE Scout, 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.