Faculty Research Workshops

Seed grants are available to small groups of UCB faculty (4-5) to pursue collaborative research ideas that are not yet ready for major external funding. Encouraging conversations across departmental and even divisional boundaries, these awards foster collaboration, creativity, and risk-taking research among the diverse scholars, genres, and disciplines of the humanities. Some of these projects may be eligible to apply for multiyear Townsend funding while others are may be developed to attract appropriate external funds.


A limited number of awards will be made on a rolling basis. UCB faculty who are interested in this program are encouraged to submit a letter of inquiry including:

  • brief description of the project – no more than 1,000 words
  • names of confirmed participants (not to exceed 5)
  • external and internal funding received for the project thus far
  • work plan and timeline
  • general budget
Grant Provision

Average amount of award is $10,000.