Faculty Grant Guidelines

Download To Form a More Perfect Union? co-sponsorship call (PDF)
Apply for a co-sponsorship http://bit.ly/UCIHCFall2021

Download Faculty UC Collaborative Research Grant Guidelines (PDF)

Apply for a Faculty UC Collaborative Research Grant
Deadline: May 24, 2021
EEE Scout application form

UCI Travel Executive Directive (April 28, 2021)

Faculty Grants

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 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 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. During remote operations, appointments are available by Zoom video call or telephone call. Schedule an appointment here.


Our Conversations that Matter theme for 2020-2021 is OCEANS. The Humanities Center will provide co-sponsorship funding for events by organized by departments, centers, research clusters and other faculty-led groups on the Oceans theme that take place September 2020 through June 2021. The call for Oceans co-sponsorships is closed. Please contact Judy Wu, Humanities Center director, with questions about co-sponsorships.

We are no longer accepting requests for Borders & Belongings co-sponsorships.

Faculty Grants

1) Collaborative Conference Grants (CLOSED)   -    Deadline: N/A

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


Faculty Collaborative Conference Grant guidelines (PDF).

Collaborative Conference grants support academic conferences, symposia or colloquia held at UCI. These grants may also support a series of events with a unifying theme during a quarter or the academic year.  A collaborative project must have at least two (2) co-directors, with the lead co-director from the School of Humanities.  Collaboration with external partners, such as other universities or organizations, on virtual events is encouraged.

Grants are available for 2021-2022 events. All events must comply with UCI COVID-19 directives and policies current at the time, as well as any School of Humanities spending guidelines.

Timeline:
o Notifications by May 15, 2021
o Funds must be expended by June 30, 2022

Applications must be submitted electronically by Monday, April 19, 11:00 p.m.

Log into EEE Scout: https://scout.eee.uci.edu/s/spring2021-faculty-collabconf

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.

Questions? Contact Amanda Swain at ajswain@uci.edu.

Eligibility
Eligibility to be lead co-director:
o Faculty with primary appointment in a School of Humanities department.
o A current School of Humanities lecturer or visiting faculty member who has demonstrated a commitment to fostering research on campus.
o Humanities Faculty Fellows and postdoctoral scholars in the School of Humanities.

Applicants must have a department or center commitment to provide support organizing the events. The Humanities Center does not provide program or administrative support along with grant funds

2) Dean’s Mid-Career Manuscript Workshops (CLOSED)   -    Deadline: 1/31/2020

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).

Timeline
o Notifications by April 1, 2020.
o Manuscript workshop will be held in 2020-2021.

Logistics
The workshops may be organized by the home department or by the Humanities Center.

Submission
Applications must be submitted electronically by Monday, January 31, 11:00 pm, through EEE Scout.

Log into the application form on EEE Scout: https://scout.eee.uci.edu/s/mid-career-manuscript-2020

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.

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.
Call Date: 11/21/2019

3) Faculty Conference Travel (CLOSED)   -    Deadline: N/A

Description
Total Max Request : $2,000

Conference Travel Grant guidelines (PDF)

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 membership dues, meals while traveling or per diem while attending the conference. Preferences: junior and mid-career scholars attending national or major associational conferences 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 at which they are presenting.  Faculty giving presentations will receive priority over those serving as chairs or discussants. 

Faculty may request reimbursement for conferences they plan to attend July 1, 2021 through June 30, 2022. 

COVID-19 Note: All travel will have to meet current UCI Executive Directive on Travel. Please ensure that you read the policy and work with department staff when making travel arrangements. 

Eligibility
Academic Senate faculty with 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.

Timeline for applications submitted at the April 19, 2021 deadline:
o Notifications by May 31, 2021
o Funds should be expended by June 30, 2022

Grant Payments
Expenses covered by the research grant will be processed through the recipient’s home department.  The Humanities Center will provide the account numbers to be charged in the grant award letter.

Submission

Applications must be submitted electronically by 11:00 PM on Tuesday, January 19, through EEE Scout.

1. Log into the Faculty Conference Travel Grant application form to submit the application. 
https://scout.eee.uci.edu/s/fac-conf-travel-S21

2. Enter the following information directly into the online form:
o Name
o Department
o Faculty Rank
o Total Conference Travel grant request (max $1,500)
o If you currently research funds, please explain why those funds are not available for this project.

o Upload singe PDF document with the following for each conference (download a template Word document for the list of conferences).
• Conference Name and/or Sponsoring Association
• Location and Dates
• Brief description of how the conference will contribute to your research project
• Amount requested for conference
• Itemized budget

3. Click “Save” to save your submission and complete later.

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 Center executive director, at ajswain@uci.edu or 949-824-1948.

Eligibility
Academic Senate faculty with 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.

4) Faculty Research (CLOSED)   -    Deadline: N/A

Description
Download the Faculty Research Grant guidelines (PDF).

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.

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.

1. Log into the Faculty Conference Travel Grant application form to submit the application:
https://scout.eee.uci.edu/s/faculty-research-S21

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. 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.

5) Publication Support (CLOSED)   -    Deadline: N/A

Description
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 or for expenses related to preparing the manuscript such as image rights, copy-editing and/or indexing.

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

Download the Publication Support Grant guidelines (PDF).

Timeline:
o Notifications by May 15, 2021
o Funds must be expended by June 30, 2022

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.

Applications must be submitted electronically on Monday, October 26, 11:00 pm, through EEE Scout.

Log in to apply at: https://scout.eee.uci.edu/s/Spring2021-faculty-publication

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

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

Upload a copy of the publication contract.

Upload a letter from the publisher either a) identifying expenses that must be paid directly by the author if requesting grant funds for preparing the manuscript for publication OR b) a letter from the publisher requesting subvention.

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.