Mellon New Strategies for the Humanities at Berkeley

Books seem to fly through the staircase atrium leading down to the Gardner stacks in Doe Library in an art installation by J. Ignacio Diaz de Rabago, an artist-in-residence with UC Berkeley's Consortium for the Arts and the Arts Research Center.

Mellon New Strategies for the Humanities at Berkeley

With generous funding from the Andrew Mellon Foundation, New Strategies for the Humanities at Berkeley offers awards that aim to support the integration of the humanities with the University's strategic plan and the signature initiatives

The project contains three interlinked parts: (1) a suite of interdisciplinary, collaborative research seminars for graduate students focused on the signature initiatives; (2) a tiered-mentoring program designed to create new research and discovery experiences for undergraduates; and,

(3) undergraduate Compass Courses, which mean to introduce students to broad questions and different disciplines in the humanities. 

Applications, eligibility requirements, and calls for proposals are listed below. Applications for 2020-21 will be available in August 2019. Questions may be referred to Les Gorske, Academic Director, New Strategies for the Humanities.


A list of prior recipients is available online.

 

Compass Courses

Call for Applications

Application Form (available in August)

Applications are open to teams of three ladder-rank faculty within the Division of Arts & Humanities only.

Mentored-Research and Discovery Groups

Call for Applications

Application Form (available in August)

While preference is given to ladder-rank faculty from within the Division of Arts & Humanities, applications are open to lecturers (SOE or PSOE) and faculty or lecturers from other Divisions.

Collaborative Research Seminars

Call for Applications

Application Form (available in August)

Proposals must be made by a team of three faculty members. Teams must include two representatives from the Division of Arts & Humanities and one from an outside discipline. While preference is given to teams of three ladder-rank faculty, teams may include one lecturer (SOE or PSOE) and two ladder-rank faculty.