Campus Funding

Campus Funding

Committee on Research (COR) 

The UCSC Committee on Research offers grants in the following areas:

  • New Faculty Research (November deadline)
  • Faculty Research (January deadline)
  • Collaborative Research (March deadline)
  • Scholarly Meeting Travel (applications accepted on an ongoing basis)
  • Intercampus Travel (applications accepted on an ongoing basis)

Foundation Board Opportunity Fund  

The UC Santa Cruz Foundation provides seed funds to initiate or support short-term campus projects through the Board Opportunity Fund (BOF), established in January 2008. The Foundation accepts proposals that allow UCSC faculty and staff to take advantage of unique opportunities to support a strategic project aligned with academic priorities. This may be an incentive for further fundraising or a vehicle for raising awareness and visibility for the campus. Applications accepted on an ongoing basis.

Hellman Fellowship for Assistant Professors

Established at UCSC in 2011, the purpose of the Hellman Fellows Program is to support substantially the research of promising assistant professors who show capacity for great distinction in their research. Applications due in February.

The Humanities Institute 

The Humanities Institute grants allow Humanities faculty and students to excel by providing time to focus on all aspects of scholarly research from generating new ideas to visiting the archive and working through the writing process. We directly support the work of faculty, graduate students, and undergraduates through a range of fellowship opportunities. Deadlines vary.

ORD Seed Fund Initiatives 

The Office of Research funds several ARI awards through the seed fund initiative. For larger, interdisciplinary/collaborative or cross-cutting programs, please consult with ARI to discuss a separate proposal to the ORD Seed Fund Initiatives program.

Porter College 

All Senate and Faculty Fellows of Porter College are eligible to apply. Deadlines vary.

  • Porter Distinguished Visiting Artists & Lecturers
  • Porter College Mini-Grants
  • Porter College Production Funding
  • Hitchcock Modern Poetry Fund
  • The Pavel Machotka Chair in Creative Studies
  • Porter Festival Funding

Porter Research Fellow 

Students apply for funding to work with faculty on research projects. Eligibility is limited to current Porter College students who will be juniors or seniors during the quarters for which they are applying and who have a good to excellent academic record. Applications due on the 1st day of Spring quarter.

Research Center for the Americas 

Faculty Research Awards; Research Clusters. The Research Center for the Americas has  a limited number of Individual Faculty Research Awards up to $1500, as well as small grants to support independent collaborative research clusters in the areas of interest to the RCA including Chicanx, Latinx, and Latin American, migration, cross-border /hemispheric, and human rights studies. Applications due November 1.