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Finding Funding for Arts Faculty & Grad Students

Past Workshops

Introduction to Grants for Grads

Friday, May 29, 2020 from 2-3:30pm -- remote workshop for Arts graduate students covering the basics of grant seeking and writing. 

Stephanie Moore, Assistant Dean and former Research Development Director, will lead the first part of the workshop on grant writing, followed by Emily O'Daniels, Proposal Development Specialist, in the Office of Research, who will train attendees on how to best use the campus's grant search engine Pivot. O'Daniels will guide participants to effectively tailor funding opportunity searches, receive new opportunity alerts to their inboxes, and use their Pivot profile to identify collaborators and track specific funding opportunities.

Please sign-up to Pivot beforehand with this YouTube tutorial. Workshop RSVP required.


1. Arts Quarterly

Mailing sent out quarterly, listing major grants and fellowships for creative and scholarly research. Updated on a quarterly basis and sent to all Faculty and Graduate students in the Arts Division.

Faculty Lists for Funding Opportunities for Creative Practice & Scholarly Inquiry 

  • Upcoming deadlines to be posted 

Grad Student Lists for Funding Opportunities for Creative Practice & Scholarly Inquiry 

  • Upcoming deadlines to be posted

2. UCSC Arts Funding Opportunities

UCSC Grants for Faculty

Arts Research Institute

Comittee on Research (COR) Grants -  January
COR Travel Grants -  rolling
Foundation Board Opportunity Fund - rolling
Hellman Fellowship for Assistant Professors - February
Institute for Humanities Research Clusters - May
Porter College - multiple

UCSC Grants for Graduate Students

Arts Dean’s Fund for Excellence – rolling (currently not offering for 2019-20 academic year - more info forthcoming)
Graduate Division Fellowships Listmultiple
Porter College Teaching Fellowship - April (currently not offering for 2019-20 academic year - more info forthcoming)

Additional opportunities announced throughout the year.

3. External Arts Funding Opportunities By Field (Faculty and Grads)

These funding opportunities are field specific. We include approximate dates as these grants and fellowships are recurring. For updated dates, visit the pages linked.

4. Fellowships & Postdocs for Creative Practice and Scholarly Inquiry

5. Office of Research & Pivot

Sign up for an account for this service to customize national and international searches for all funding opportunities.