Fellow-Designed Community Project Application Information
Public Humanities Graduate Fellows who have completed both program seminars are eligible to apply. Fellows will receive a $3,000 stipend for 120 hours of work, and limited additional funding is available to defray materials costs. Fellows will receive mentoring from both the community partner and from a UCSB faculty member.
Students interested in applying for project funding should contact IHC Associate Director Erin Nerstad.
A complete application should include:
- a project abstract (100 words)
- a project description (five double-spaced pages, see instructions below)
- curriculum vitae (two pages maximum)
- a letter of support from the faculty advisor who will serve as the faculty project mentor
- a work agreement signed by the applicant and a dedicated mentor at the partner organization that addresses the work that has been agreed on, the timeline for the project, and its deliverables (one page maximum)
The project description should:
- state the objectives, ideas, and methodology of the project, specifying how you understand this work as transforming your own humanities scholarship
- discuss the project’s significance with reference to its shared, community-centered collaborative production of knowledge and culture
- explain the nature of the community collaboration. Indicate the contact that you have had with your proposed community partner and how this relationship has been established.
- state the particular expertise and preparation you bring to the project
- discuss the form(s) in which the project will be disseminated, at each of its stages, from planning to the achievement of its goal
- include a timetable and work plan, specifying project activities
- optional: a preliminary budget for any supplies that your project requires (briefly explain any budget items that are not self-explanatory)
For projects involving human subjects, such as oral histories, please visit http://www.research.ucsb.edu/compliance/human-subjects. Proposals that involve human subjects must participate in human subjects review before the project commences.
Learn more about fellow-designed community projects completed by Fellows Anna Bax and Jasmine Kelekay.