Collaborative Research Grants

The Center offers two types of collaborative research grants:

Faculty Conference Grant - up to $5,000
The Center will offer up to $5,000 grants to groups of faculty to develop proposals for a conference or symposium to be held on campus. The conference or symposium must have public events that will attract participants other than the planning group. Proposals for conference grants should include potential speakers, an itemized budget, and a discussion of how the plan for the conference will enhance research in the humanities and arts at UC Merced. It should also outline other funding sources that will be approached. Requirements: a. The planning group must include at least three faculty, but also potentially graduate students. Faculty from other UCs may also participate. For purposes of these grants, full time lecturers are considered faculty members. b. The planning group should engage faculty and graduate students from more than one undergraduate program/field of study.   Recipients must submit a report within 30 days of completion of their grant. Apply here.

Collaborative Working Group Grant – up to $2,000
The Center will offer grants of $2,000 each to groups of three or more, including at least three faculty, but also potentially including graduate students, who wish to bring one or more scholars to campus to participate in discussions of some key conceptual, theoretical or research issue. These are not necessarily public, though it might be possible to combine a public lecture with a seminar for a limited number of faculty. This could be a series of related visits over several months to discuss work in progress, to work towards a collaborative volume, or perhaps prepare for a conference or research proposal; it could also be an intensive weekend workshop type experience. Proposals should include a discussion of how the working group will enhance the research and writing of those making the proposal.  Requirements: a. The planning group must include at least three faculty, but also potentially graduate students. Faculty from other UCs may also participate. For purposes of these grants, full time lecturers are considered faculty members. b. The planning group should engage faculty and graduate students from more than one undergraduate program/field of study.  Recipients must submit a report within 30 days of completion of their grant. Apply here