Grants for Faculty Research (CLOSED)

2015 Call for Proposals

Deadline: Friday March 13, 2015

Awards of up to $1,500 will be provided for the period July 1, 2015 through June 30, 2016 for projects examining any aspect of Chicano/Latino studies. Any UCSB Assistant and Associate faculty member may submit a proposal. Only one proposal will be accepted from each Principal Investigator. Each grant is expected to result in the completion of the proposed work within one year.

Applicants are also encouraged to incorporate graduate and/or undergraduate student participation in the proposed project (for example by using some portion of the grant funding to employ Research Assistants).

Allowable expenses include: research assistance; lab analyses; computing assistance; research expenses and supplies; domestic and international travel for data collection, field work, archival research, laboratory work, participant payments, conference travel to report findings, and equipment purchases, including computers and computing accessories/parts. Items that will not be funded include: salary payments to Principal Investigators or other academic salaries (except student research assistants). All original receipts must be submitted for reimbursement.

Award recipients must submit a final financial and narrative report for each grant before becoming eligible for subsequent grant competitions. Primary consideration will be given to those who have not applied in the previous year. CSI support of the project shall be acknowledged in proposals to extramural agencies and in publications that result, fully or partially, from the CSI grant.

Submission of Proposals

Submit two copies of the complete application (including the original) to:

Faculty Grant Competition
Chicano Studies Institute
South Hall 4515
Mail Code: 6040

A signed PDF of the application may also be emailed to Raphaëlla Nau at To be considered, proposals must be received by the Institute no later than 4:00PM, March 13, 2015. Late, incomplete, or faxed proposals will not be accepted.

Review Process and Criteria

Each proposal will be reviewed, evaluated and rated by a committee member of the Chicano Studies Institute Advisory Board. In addition to such standard review criteria as feasibility of the proposal, the committee will assign importance to the significance of the proposed work its advancement of scholarship in the discipline(s).  Priority will be given to projects that show promise for extramural grant development. In the proposal narrative, particular attention should be given to research methodology, including, if appropriate, how samples will be drawn, how control groups will be used, how questionnaires will be constructed and administered, and, in general, how cooperation will be elicited from local informants and subjects.

Application Materials

Faculty Research Grant Application

For more information, contact Raphaëlla Nau (x5315,