Fellow-Designed Community Project Application Information
Graduate students from the humanities and the humanistic social sciences who have been accepted into the Public Humanities Graduate Fellows program are eligible to apply, and applicants are encouraged to enroll in INT 201SP in Spring 2019. Fellows will receive a $3,000 stipend for 120 hours of work, and limited additional funding is available to defray materials costs. Fellows will also receive three units of academic credit per quarter, depending on the length of the project. Fellows will receive mentoring from both the community partner and from a UCSB faculty member or the IHC Director.
Students interested in applying for project funding are required to meet with IHC Associate Director Erin Nerstad by April 5, 2019. Applications should be submitted by May 31, 2019 using the online application form. 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.
This program was previously offered through IHC/HFA Humanities in the Community grants, which were used to support graduate projects undertaken in partnership with a community organization during the summer quarter. Past project examples can be viewed here.
To be eligible for 2019 fellow-designed community projects, apply to the program by May 31, 2019.