• Mellon Humanities Grant   : Funded by a $1 million award from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, the Mellon Investments in Humanities Faculty grant advances the excellence of humanities scholarship at UCR by enriching research and intellectual community. The grant awards three categories of fellowships: 1) Mellon Term Professorships are selected through competitive calls each fall, 2) Second-Project Professorships are selected through competitive calls each fall, and 3) Dean’s Term Professorships are reserved for recruitment and retention of humanities faculty.
  • CIS Senior Fellows : CIS(Center for Ideas & Society) Senior Fellows are Associate or full UCR Professors who are appointed for three year terms. Each CIS Senior Fellow receives $2000 per year for three years in research funds to facilitate a proposed research agenda that will be the focus during the 3-year appointment. Funds may be used for research-related travel, research assistance and support for participation in professional meetings.
  • Regents’ Faculty Fellowships (RFF): The Regents Faculty Fellowship (RFF) is funded by the University Opportunity Funds to provide “selected junior faculty an opportunity for educational enrichment through significant research, advanced or independent study, or improvement of teaching effectiveness.” Funds may be used for summer salary (for faculty paid on an academic year basis), research assistance, research-related travel, supplies and/or equipment, and support for attendance and participation at professional meetings. Funds may also be used to supplement a partial-salary sabbatical leave.
  • UC Mexus-CONACYT Grants for Collaborative Projects: Projects funded are expected to lead to development of major, long-term collaborations; significant advancement of scholarship in the natural sciences, physical sciences, engineering, computer sciences, social sciences, or humanities; strengthening of academic and research capabilities of the participating UC and Mexican institutions, especially in Mexican regional universities and institutions outside of the traditional Mexican research centers; the development of innovative binational instruction or new courses or degree programs; and/or public service and education programs addressing critical issues in Mexico or in the United States.
  • Multi-Campus Research Programs and Initiatives: Multi-campus or systemwide research collaborations that go beyond individual Principal Investigator (PI)-driven projects to benefit the UC research enterprise; strengthen UC’s position as a leading public research university; launch pioneering research in thematic, multidisciplinary, or interdisciplinary areas; enhance education and training; and benefit California and its people.
  • Early Career Investigators : The Office of Foundation Relations provide collaborative support and guidance for faculty seeking and stewarding private foundation support.
  • American Association of University Women (AAUW) Career Development Grants : AAUW American Fellowships support women scholars who are completing dissertations, planning research leave from accredited institutions, or preparing research for publication. Applicants must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents. Candidates are evaluated on the basis of scholarly excellence; quality and originality of project design; and active commitment to helping women and girls through service in their communities, professions, or fields of research.

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