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

Funded by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, New Strategies for the Humanities at Berkeley offers generous awards that support the integration of the humanities with the signature initiatives and the University's strategic plan. The Chancellor’s plan emphasizes the need for UC Berkeley to model “the university of the future” in the context of its role as a public research university. 

The Division of Arts & Humanities is seeking course proposals from faculty and teams of faculty for three interlinked programs: (1) team-taught, graduate Collaborative Research Seminars focused on the signature initiatives; (2) Mentored-Research and Discovery Groups that offer mentorship and research and discovery experiences for undergraduate and graduates students; and, (3) interdisciplinary Compass Courses, co-taught by a team of three A&H faculty members, that introduce first-year students to broad topics and methods in the humanities. 

Full funding details, calls for proposals, and application forms are listed below. Applications for fall 2020 and spring 2021 are due on Sunday, October 6, 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

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

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

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.