March 2012

The goal is to accelerate the commercialization of technology developed at and assigned to UC by providing funding to bridge the gap between research and commercialization in the absence of an industry sponsor or investment partner. Projects must propose research and development activities for technologies...

Multicampus Research Group (MRG) funds will support long-term collaborative research at any stage of development by UC faculty and advanced graduate students. MRGs may be interdisciplinary or focused on a traditional discipline, but should engage significant research questions and push the frontiers of knowledge...

Working Groups will provide financial and technological resources for UC faculty to support research collaboration and communication within the extended range of humanities disciplines. Working Groups are designed to catalyze collaboration between individuals from different disciplines, locations, and campuses around a specific problem, theme, object...

Commissioning Music/USA supports not-for-profit performing and presenting organizations or soloists that wish to commission a new work in any style or genre. The 2012 round will commission works that involve music with other visual, media, or performing art forms in integrated and inseparable ways. The...

Kenneth Frampton (Architecture, Columbia University, author of Modern Architecture: A Critical History) Friday, March 16 / 6:00 PM Loma Pelona Center Throughout the developed world, the proliferation of urbanized regions, as opposed to historic cities, has led to a state of affairs in which the practice of...

Friday-Saturday, March 16-17 / 9:00 AM McCune Conference Room, 6020 HSSB The Early Modern Center of the University of California at Santa Barbara is hosting our eleventh annual conference, “Early Modern Social Networks, 1500-1800.”  The conference will take place on March 16-17, 2012 at UCSB and...

The Terra Foundation for American Art actively supports and initiates historical American art exhibitions, scholarship, and programs in Chicago, the United States in general, and around the world. The foundation funds projects that focus on American art dating from 1500 to 1980, made by artists from what is now the geographic United States. The foundation's academic grant program provides funding for projects that are designed to encourage international scholarship on American art topics, as well as scholarly projects with focused theses that explore American art in an international context. Academic funding is available for symposia, colloquia, and scholarly convenings on American art that take place in Chicago or outside the U.S., and for those in the U.S. that examine American art within an international context and/or include a significant number of international participants.

Shalini Kakar, (Art History, UCSB) Wednesday, March 14 / 3:00 pm IHC Seminar Room, 3041 HSSB This presentation explores the devotional fandom centered around images of Bollywood film star Amitabh Bachchan in the Amitabh Bachchan Fan Association (ABFA) in Kolkata, India. Kakar will investigate the ways in which...

Heather Stoll (Political Science, UCSB) Wednesday, March 14 / 4:00 PM Lane Room, Ellison Hall How do changes in society that increase the heterogeneity of the citizenry, from immigration to expansions in the franchise, shape political competition?  More specifically, when are new social groups successful at forming their...

Harold Meyerson (columnist for the Washington Post and editor of American Prospect) March 10 / 9:30 AM 4041 HSSB Meyerson is executive editor of the American Prospect as well as a member of the editorial board of Dissent. From 1989 to 2001, he was executive editor of the...

Chamber Music America's New Jazz Works: Commissioning and Ensemble Development Program supports the creation and performance of new chamber works by professional United States jazz ensembles, funds activities that extend the life of the work, and encourages the development of career-related business skills over a three-year period. The program is made possible with support from the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation. An ensemble is eligible if it is a professional composer-led or collective jazz ensemble; is based in the U.S. or one of its territories and its leader is a U.S. citizen or permanent resident; comprises two to ten musicians; includes improvisation as an integral part of its composition and performance; is a CMA organization-level member; and has waited twelve months from completion of a previous New Jazz Works grant. The new jazz work must be of substantial length and must feature improvisation. The new work may be written by the ensemble leader, a member of the ensemble, or by a guest composer. Priority is given to projects that represent new territory or significant growth for the ensemble.

The UC California Studies Consortium (UCCSC) supports collaborative research by UC faculty, graduate students, and their colleagues at other institutions as part of a University-wide California Studies research initiative for the humanities, arts and social sciences. Regional Seminars and Research Workgroups invites proposals centering on new or evolving themes that will map out new regions of critical California Studies. Community Outreach and Teaching Grants will support faculty projects that focus mainly on questions relevant to California and its rapidly changing social and cultural demography.

Wednesday, March 7 & 14, 2012 McCune Conference Room, 6020 HSSB Organized by the New Sexualities Research Focus Group, these symposia highlights the work of graduate students in Dr. Mireille Miller-Young’s Global Sex Work and Economies of Desire seminar. Drawing from critical sexualities studies frameworks, UCSB...

These NEH grants support national or regional (multistate) training programs for scholars and advanced graduate students to broaden and extend their knowledge of digital humanities. Through these programs, NEH seeks to increase the number of humanities scholars using digital technology in their research and to...

We are pleased to inform you of an exciting opportunity for our campus. UC Santa Barbara has been invited to submit proposals for the Mellon Foundation’s Sawyer Seminars program. Universities must be invited to submit proposals, and we are allowed to nominate one proposal only. The Sawyer Seminar program supports comparative research on the historical and cultural sources of contemporary developments by funding seminars that bring together faculty, visiting scholars, postdoctoral fellows, and graduate students from the humanities, social sciences, and related fields. The Mellon Foundation, which supports a wide range of initiatives to strengthen selective research universities in the United States, with particular emphasis on the humanities and ‘humanistic’ social sciences, notes that the Sawyer program emphasizes comparative and multi-disciplinary research.

Creative Capital is interested in artists who demonstrate bold, inventive, and singular ideas in project form and content, are deeply engaged with and rigorously committed to their art form, have potential for significant artistic and cultural impact, and understand the professional landscape of their...

These grants are for research in Native American linguistics, ethnohistory, and the history of studies of Native Americans, in the continental United States and Canada. Grants are not made for projects in archaeology, ethnography, psycholinguistics, or for the preparation of pedagogical materials. The committee distinguishes...

This program offers $25K grants in prose (fiction and creative nonfiction) and poetry to published creative writers that enable the recipients to set aside time for writing, research, travel, and general career advancement. For the year 2013, only fellowships in poetry are available. Deadline: 03/01/2012...

Salim Yaqub (History, UCSB) Thursday, March 1 / 6:00 PM McCune Conference Room, 6020 HSSB For over forty years, "Looking Glass" was the nickname of the Airborne Command Post--an essential element in the command and control of the Strategic Air Command's forces. This made-for-TV docudrama is a fictionalized...

Through Our Town, subject to the availability of funding, the National Endowment for the Arts will provide a limited number of grants, ranging from $25,000 to $150,000, for creative placemaking projects that contribute toward the livability of communities and help transform them into lively, beautiful,...

These grants support faculty development programs in the humanities for school teachers and for college and university teachers. NEH Summer Seminars and Institutes may be as short as two weeks or as long as five weeks. The duration of a program should allow for a...