Harvest Grants $500 – $1,500
To boost visibility, enhance interdisciplinary collaboration, and enhance outreach to the Santa Cruz community, the institute supports scholars with publicizing completed research and connecting with relevant stakeholders. Proposed activities could include funding for a faculty member’s book launch event, travel for the scholar to showcase their research or launch a collaboration, or a forum for policy-makers and practitioners related to newly-completed research. Proposed projects must contribute broadly to the goals and commitments of the institute.
- The applicant must be a senate faculty member from the UCSC Social Sciences Division.
- Applicants may apply to one grant opportunity per year.
Allowable expenses include:
- Meals or refreshments
- Books or offprints for distribution to a targeted audience of relevant scholars and/or stakeholders
- Travel and lodging
- Event/meeting space rental fees
- Media services or instructional support fees
- Hourly support for student assistants
- Honoraria (for faculty outside of the UC system, community participants, or other non-UC collaborators)
- Supplies that are integral to the event
Prohibited expenses include:
- Salary or payroll (other than student assistants)
- To submit a proposal for the harvest grant program, please complete the application (a google form) by January 31, 2020.
- Proposals will be reviewed by members of the Institute’s Executive Board.
Submission Requirements for Harvest Grants:
- Project abstract (750 character limit)
- Project narrative including project rationale, project description, significance and impact (3,000 character limit)
- Relevance to the goals of the Institute for Social Transformation (1,000 character limit)
- Budget (PDF)
- An abbreviated CV of all key personnel (5 pages maximum each) (PDF)
Selection Criteria for all Grant Categories:
- Relevance to the core goals and commitments of the institute (includes incubating new ideas and accelerating pathbreaking scholarship in the public interest)
- Strength of rationale
- Clarity of proposed activities
- Appropriateness of project scope and scale
- Adequacy of the budget
Reporting Requirements (due within 30 days of the project end-date):
- In addition to any promised deliverables, a one-page final report describing the outcomes of the project, including deviations from the proposed project, and proposed next steps.
- A budget report describing all expenditures.
- Brief presentation or workshop (format to be agreed upon at the time of award)