October 2011

An annual program of the John Templeton Foundation, the Templeton Prize honors a living person who has made an exceptional contribution to affirming life's spiritual dimension, whether through insight, discovery, or practical work. Established in 1972, the prize is designed, in the words of the late financier and philanthropist Sir John Templeton, to identify "entrepreneurs of the spirit"— outstanding individuals who have devoted their talents to expanding the world's vision of human purpose and ultimate reality. The prize, which consists of a sum of £1 million (more than $1.6 million), is the world's largest monetary award given to an individual.

Alice O’Connor (History, UCSB) October 28 / 1:00 PM 4041 HSSB O’Connor is the author of Poverty Knowledge: Social Science, Social Policy, and the Poor in 20th Century U.S. History (2001) and Social Science For What?: Philanthropy and the Social Question in a World Turned Rightside Up (2007). Sponsored by...

Alan Liu (English, UCSB) Claudio Fogu (French & Italian, UCSB) Thursday, October 27 / 5:00 PM South Hall 2509 The new IHC Research Focus Group 4Humanities@UCSB invites faculty and graduate students to its first organization meeting.  4Humanities@UCSB will function both independently and as one of the first local chapters...

Wednesday, October 26 / 5:00 PM Theater and Dance, TD 2517 What: A space and place for:- exploring new ideas; sharing ongoing research; putting an idea out there; tackling thorny notions and creative practice; engaging with Faculty and grad students from other disciplines. Who:  grad students and...

Peter Stallybrass (English, University of Pennsylvania) Friday, October 21 / 3:30 PM South Hall 2635 From the late nineteenth century on, there has been a chorus of complaints about the decline of letter-writing as it lost out first to postcards and, finally, to email. This talk will try...

Michael Madsen  (film director, conceptual artist) Tuesday, October 18, 2011 / 5:00 PM McCune Conference Room, 6020 HSSB Michael Madsen will talk about his own film, Into Eternity, and other media projects that engage questions of nuclear energy and security. Sponsored by the Critical Issues in America Series Speculative...

Helmi Kittani  (Executive Director, the Center for Jewish-Arab Economic Development) Eytan Biderman,  (Director, the Center for Jewish-Arab Economic Development) Sunday, October 16 / 3:00 PM UCSB Campbell Hall Fifteenth Anniversary Inaugural Event Helmi Kittani, an Arab Israeli economist, became Executive Director of the Center for Jewish-Arab Economic...

Agency: United Nations Environmental, Scientific, and Cultural Organization Summary: The primary aims of IGCP are to facilitate international collaboration amongst scientists from around the world in research on geological problems. Through long-term joint research efforts, meetings, field trips, and workshops, IGCP aims to promote...

Agency: American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) Summary: The AAAS Early Career Award for Public Engagement with Science recognizes early-career scientists and engineers who demonstrate excellence in their contribution to public engagement with science activities. A monetary prize of $5K, a commemorative...

Agency: Borchard Foundation Center on Law & Aging Summary: The Borchard Foundation Center on Law & Aging underwrites an Academic Research Grant Program to further scholarship about new or improved public policies, laws and/or programs that will enhance the quality of life for the elderly. The...

Through its Grant Programs, the Kress Foundation supports scholarly projects that promote the appreciation, interpretation, preservation, study and teaching of European art from antiquity to the early 19th century. The History of Art Program supports scholarly projects that will enhance the appreciation and understanding of...

Candidates from the faculties of colleges and universities in Southern California may apply for the following grants to be used in France during summer of 2012 and academic year 2012-13. Scholar-in-Residency Grants offer (a) a stipend of $30K for research in France for a semester/quarter...

DAAD offers grants for one to three months in all academic disciplines to scholars at US and Canadian institutions of higher education to pursue research at universities, libraries, archives, institutes, or laboratories in Germany. Grants are awarded for specific research projects and cannot be used...

Wolf Kittler (Germanic, Slavic & Semitic Studies, UCSB) Colin Milburn (English,UCD) Friday, October 14, 2011 / 2:00-6:00 pm Wallis Annenberg conference room, SSMS 4315 Serving as an introduction to programs on Speculative Futures (the Critical Issues in America theme for 2011-2), the talks offer both history and post-mortem: the...

Working Groups are designed to catalyze collaboration between individuals from different disciplines, locations, and UC campuses around a specific problem, theme, object or topic within the larger theme of the humanities and changing conceptions of work. Proposals should identify a specific question, topic, approach, methodology,...

Thursday, October 13 / 4:00 – 6:00 PM McCune Conference Room, 6020 HSSB Please join us for the IHC’s eighth annual Open House.  Meet new faculty, fellows and staff.  Learn about the IHC’s  programming series for this academic year: Public Goods.  Find out about collaborative research...

Agency: The Pollock-Krasner Foundation, Inc. Summary: The dual criteria for grants are recognizable artistic merit and demonstrable financial need, whether professional, personal or both. The Foundation's mission is to aid, internationally, those individuals who have worked as professional artists over a significant period of time. The...

Agency: The Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson's Research Summary: The Foundation wishes to engage researchers and drug makers seeking to develop and optimize Parkinson’s disease (PD) biomarkers that can inform potential clinical trials of promising therapeutic strategies. The Foundation invites investigators to suggest and propose...

Agency: LEF Foundation Summary: LEF California funds projects which include an artistic and cultural overlay, with a primary focus on work taking place in three geographic areas: California, Hawaii, and New Mexico. One page letters of inquiry with no attachments are accepted year round. After review,...

Salman Khan (founder of the Khan Academy) Monday, October 10, 2011 /  8:00 PM Campbell Hall Admission: $20 / UCSB Students $10 A hedge-fund manager turned internet superstar, Sal Khan is the founder of the Khan Academy, a free online educational platform and not-for-profit organization that streams educational lessons...

The National Historical Publications and Records Commission seeks proposals that promote the preservation and use of the nation's most valuable archival resources. Projects should expand our understanding of the American past by facilitating and enhancing access to primary source materials. Applicants may submit proposals for...

The National Historical Publications and Records Commission seeks proposals to publish historical records of national significance. Projects may focus on the papers of major figures from American life or cover broad historical movements in politics, military, business, social reform, the arts, and other aspects of...

The California Documentary Project (CDP) supports film, radio, and new media projects that document the California experience and explore issues of significance to Californians. Projects must approach subject matter from a humanities perspective; enhance our understanding of California and its cultures, peoples and histories; and...

Faculty fellowships are awarded across the spectrum of academic ranks (assistant, associate, and full professor) and a goal of the selection process is to create a diverse community of scholars. Research projects must be in the humanities. All applicants must have a PhD and be...

The GRAMMY Foundation Grant Program awards grants to organizations and individuals to support research on the impact of music on the human condition. Examples might include the study of the effects of music on mood, cognition and healing, as well as the medical and occupational...

These grants are awarded to help institutions identify conservation needs and priorities and ensure the safekeeping of your collections by implementing sound conservation practices. CPS grants may fund General Conservation Surveys, Detailed Conservation Surveys, and Environmental Surveys. Grant amounts will range from $5K to $150K...

Small grants support travel, short-term research, initial planning, or other special one-time needs related to the seed phase of projects or programs conducted by UC researchers or research teams in the areas of: Mexico-Related Studies; Latino Studies; United States-Mexican Relations; Critical U.S.-Mexico Issues; Latino and...