Applications for the 2024 cohort are due January 12, 2024.
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This workshop series is for faculty who have identified a funding opportunity and are ready to systematically write a competitive proposal. The workshops will be aligned with the majority of grant and fellowship deadlines for NEH Fellowships and NSF grants in spring and summer, 2024, but the series is relevant for any HASSE research funding opportunity/deadline. The workshops will be scheduled approximately four weeks apart starting in February, around the availability of the cohort. All activities will be organized and funded by the Office of Research. Each meeting includes a catered meal.

  • Workshop 1: Translating agency guidelines into a compelling proposal format and conceptualizing the significance of your project.
  • Workshop 2: Strategies for writing the introduction, the theoretical review/contribution, and the methods sections.
  • Workshop 3: Writing other proposal parts and making the overall proposal cohesive.

We provide an encouraging, educational, and supportive environment in which cohort members can produce a successful grant proposal. 


Applicants must:

  • conduct research in the Humanities, Arts, Social Sciences, or Education.
  • be ladder rank faculty or LSOE, in any college or division, currently employed at UCSB.


Contact Director of Strategic Research Initiatives, Barbara Walker (