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GLOBAL URBAN HUMANITIES FELLOWSHIPS FOR GRADUATE STUDENTS

Applications for Spring 2020 are NOW CLOSED. The Global Urban Humanities Fellowships for faculty and graduate students at UC Berkeley support research on contemporary and historical cities that engages approaches from the arts and humanities and the humanistic social sciences and from the disciplines of ... more

GLOBAL URBAN HUMANITIES FELLOWSHIPS FOR FACULTY

Applications for Spring 2020 are NOW CLOSED. The purpose of the Fellowship is both to further the research of the individual recipients and to enable faculty and graduate students to meet and work with colleagues in other disciplines and departments. In weekly meetings participants will explore methodological and theoretical questions with the aim of advancing the emerging field of ... more

Fall 2019

DEADLINE: SEPTEMBER 1, 2019

CFP: Place, Memory and Justice: Critical Perspectives on Sites of Conscience

DEADLINE FOR ABSTRACTS SEPT 1 TO JUSTINE.LLOYD@MQ.EDU.AU. Sites of Conscience, as a global movement to reclaim and reinterpret places of human suffering and injustice as sites of memory, encourages reflection on how a geographically situated and specific set of past events have broader relevance to contemporary debates about democracy, human rights and social justice. This special issue of Space and Culture will bring together scholars, practitioners and activists to engage with sites of conscience and are interested in such sites as social spaces. More

DEADLINE: DECEMBER 1, 2019

CFP: The City and Complexity—Life, Design and Commerce in the Built Environment

2020 marks the 50th anniversary of Jane Jacobs' The Economy of Cities. It came a decade after her seminal work, The Death and Life of Great American Cities, and heralded a new age in thinking about the city. The city would no longer be a question of design and planning in isolation. From the early 1970s onwards, it would be seen as a complex, interdisciplinary phenomenon. Seeing the urban phenomenon as not reducible to single issues, this AMPS conference asks you to bring your disciplinary expertise to a forum examining the city through the lens of complexity theory—as inevitably fragmented but simultaneously interconnected and changing. More

Spring 2019

DEADLINE: JANUARY 7, 2019

2019 SWITZER FELLOWSHIPS FOR GRADUATE STUDENTS

Switzer Fellowships are given to top graduate students in New England and California who demonstrate outstanding leadership potential, and who are committed to a career in environmental improvement. The award includes a one-year $15,000 cash award; two multi-day leadership training and cohort-building retreats; access to other Switzer grant programs and career support; and membership in the Switzer Fellowship Network. 

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DEADLINE: JANUARY 12, 2019

Ground Up Issue 08 - Call for Submissions

Ground Up is the annual publication produced by graduate students in the Department of Landscape Architecture + Environmental Planning. Issue 08 seeks content exploring the concept of HOME—from the hearth to the heartland, from suburbia to satellites, from genius loci to gentrification. We encourage submission materials contributed by distinct voices that speak to the many meanings of home.

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DEADLINE: JANUARY 30, 2019

East Asian Foreign Language & Area Studies (FLAS) Fellowships for 2019-2020 and Summer 2019

FLAS fellowships provide funding to students to encourage the study of less commonly taught foreign languages in combination with area and international studies. Fellowships are available for graduate students in East Asian and Central Asian Languages (summer only). Awards for the study of Chinese (Mandarin or Cantonese), Japanese, Korean, Mongolian, and Tibetan are available for AY 2010-2020 and Summer 2019. In addition, a select number of awards for the study of Central Asian languages, including Uigyur, Kazakh, Uzbek, and Tajik, will be given in Summer 2019.

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DEADLINE: FEBRUARY 8, 2019

Call for Art and Dance on theme of Resilience

Bulbfest 2019 will explore the theme of Resilience at a shoreline landfill through outdoor art installations and dance performances at a festival on May 8 and exhibition to run through the summer. The call for proposals can be seen at bulbfest.org.

DEADLINE: FEBRUARY 19, 2019 at 5PM

Indigenous Scholar Fellowship 2019

Thanks to the support of the Full Circle Fund, the Human RIghts Center is offering two fellowships to indigenous-identified students working on indigenous issues in our 2019 Human Rights Fellowship Cohort. These fellows will spend 6-8 weeks working with an organization of their choosing during summer 2019. Fellows will also produce a written or documentary piece for publication and present at our annual Fellowship Conference. More

DEADLINE: FEBRUARY 19, 2019 at 5PM

Human Rights Fellowship 2019

The Human Rights Center Fellowship provides $5,000 awards to UC Berkeley undergraduate, graduate and graduating students to conduct human rights-related projects with a partner organization over the summer and to participate in the year-long fellowship. Since 1994, we've enabled more than 325 fellows to work on pressing human rights issues around the world. More

DEADLINE: MARCH 25, 2019

CFP: Call for Submissions: UHI Salon 02_Plan

SALON 02 is currently open to submissions of presentations or projects on the theme of plan by alumni and friends of the UCLA Urban Humanities Initiative. A plan is the opposite of improvisation, it is a moving target towards the unreal. For us, plans can be disciplinary, normative and managerial, yet they could also generate unruly, critical and disruptive results. This year's Salon 02 will be held at UCLA on May 25-26. We welcome proposals of an interdisciplinary nature. All are encouraged to apply! Submit to: GUS.WENDEL@AUD.UCLA.EDU. More

APRIL 2, 12-2PM in 356 BARROWS

Introduction to NIH Grants

Interested or involved in grant writing? This workshop will act as a basic resource for anyone interested in grant writing, such as graduate students and faculty. Register

DEADLINE: APRIL 15, 2019

CFP: Embodying the Periphery 

We invite scholars, activists, artists and practitioners to share their investigations of the periphery through the bodily lens—not only through the methods of the social sciences but also of the arts and humanities, architecture, and city planning. Human interplay with non-human materials means that urbanity is embodied via techniques of the body just as much as it is objectified as the spatial form of the city itself. This is an interdisciplinary publication of the UC Berkeley Global Urban Humanities Initiative. More

DEADLINE: APRIL 26, 2019

Townsend Center Working Groups Applications for 2019-2020

Townsend Center Working Groups bring together faculty and graduate students with shared research interests. This year, the Center is pleased to support over 70 Working Groups. More

DEADLINE: MAY 17, 2019

Afaf Kanafani Prize

The Afaf Kanafani Prize is a $500 award given for the best paper by a UC Berkeley student dealing with any topic related to the subject of women in the Arab world, with priority given to those dealing with MENA women's struggles for rights and freedoms. The paper must have been produced in a UC Berkeley class during the academic year 2018- 19. More

DEADLINE: JUNE 20, 2019

CFP: Experiential Design- Rethinking Relations Between People, Objects and Environment

This conference at Florida State University offers a unique invitation to engage in cross disciplinary discourse around the role of people, objects and environments and how our individual practices and professions are, in reality, inseparable from each other. More

Fall 2018

DEADLINE: JUNE 30, 2018

Call for Papers: Berkeley Undergraduate Journal of Classics (BUJC)

Submit 250 word abstract, cover page, and paper formatted Chicago Style. BUJC is accepting submissions for the Fall 2018 issue. The journal is looking for papers and translations relevant to ancient Mediterranean cultures, and welcome works form both undergraduates and recent graduates in all departments.

DEADLINE: SEPTEMBER 10, 2018

FALL 2018 SYMPOSIUM STUDENT SHOWCASE Call for Student Presentations and Posters

We are seeking printed visual presentations (posters) by students who have taken GUH courses representing your work in studio or seminar courses. If you have taken multiple GUH courses, you may also create a poster mapping your GUH journey and how it has affected your research/creative practice. At the symposium you will stand by your poster and explain your work in an informal setting. You are also welcome to display photos, video, objects, or other work products from GUH courses. It is easy to turn a PowerPoint presentation into a poster. If you need help with graphic skills, we can provide guidance. Submit proposals to Sarah Hwang at sarahhwang@berkeley.edu. Read the complete guidelines here.

DEADLINE: SEPTEMBER 30, 2018

CFP: ALUS Symposium "Simultaneity in the City"

Submit proposals (20 min length) with abstract (200 words max) and brief biographical note to Lena Mattheis and Saskia Herlein. The Association for Literary Urban Studies announces its call for papers for its symposium "Simultaneity in the City." The symposium will explore questions that relate to simultaneity in the city and the challenges that arise in representing it, while also encouraging research on the potential and potency of the concept. It will take place on the Essen Campus of the University of Duisburg-Essen.

DEADLINE: OCTOBER 11, 2018

EDA Student Seating Element Design Competition

.The Environmental Design Archives (EDA) is hosting the 3rd annual form follows student seating element design competition. Street furniture company mmcité 7 is sponsoring this year's competition, challenging CED students to design and build a seating element for the Wurster Hall courtyard inspired by collection materials in the EDA.

DEADLINE: OCTOBER 15, 2018

CfP: 56th IMCL Conference on A Healthy City for ALL in Portland, Oregon

Submit 250-word abstract here. International Making Cities Livable LLC rejoices that many cities now are becoming more healthy by making great improvements in walkability, bikeability, public transit, and access to community places, nature and healthy food, as well as housing and neighborhood urban planning that supports social and ecological sustainability. But the BIG challenge is that these goals are not reaching the population groups most in need. The conference will take place on June 17-21, 2019 at the Sentinel Hotel in Portland, OR.

DEADLINE: OCTOBER 23, 2018

Judith Lee Stronach Undergraduate Travel Scholarship

The Judith Lee Stronach Travel Scholarships are open to undergraduates in all departments at CED and are meant to encourage the study of new places, cultures, and people. The winter awards cycle scholarships are awarded to students who genuinely seek service-learning opportunities within the context of volunteer work, a structured study-abroad program, or self-directed senior thesis research.

DEADLINE: OCTOBER 23, 2018

FivePoint Scholarship

The FivePoint Scholarship Program was established by the San Francisco Foundation in partnership with UNCF to provide scholarship opportunities to eligible undergraduate students at CED. Recipients of the scholarship will receive a waiver of technology fees associated with studies at CED. This includes the fees to use the computer lab, the fabrication shop, and the digital fabrication lab. Applicants must be juniors or seniors and be African American or of African descent.

DEADLINE: NOVEMBER 1, 2018

CfC: Mediating and Representing the Slum

Submit 500-word abstract to Jason Finch and Maxwell Woods. This special issue/collection seeks to examine the effect and function, as well as the cultural and urban politics, of representing and/or mediating those urban spaces referred to as "slums." Interested participants are encouraged to contact Jason Finch and Maxwell Woods prior to submission of abstracts with any questions they may have.

DEADLINE: NOVEMBER 1, 2018

GUH Student Publication Grants

GUH provides support to interdisciplinary student teams editing publications on urban themes with a strong humanities approach. Editing teams must include one graduate student from the College of Letters and Science and one from the College of Environmental Design. $5,000 per student plus limited production costs provided.

DEADLINE: NOVEMBER 19, 2018

Creative Discovery Grants from Arts+Design

Berkeley Arts + Design is able to offer undergraduate course grants of up to $5,000 to promote innovative pedagogy in Creative Discovery for Spring 2019. Submit a one-paragraph proposal, budget and draft syllabus online. Grant recipients will be notified by end of day Dec 12.

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Richard and Ruben Rosillo Grant for Transfer Students

The Richard & Ruben Rosillo grants are awarded to low-income transfer students who have medical, dental, health, or unforseen circumstance expenses. Students must be Pell Grant or Dream Act Scholarship recipients as verified by the Financial Aid & Scholarships Office. 

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DEADLINE: NOVEMBER 26, 2018

CfP: Room One Thousand Issue 7 "the material"

With this year's issue, Room 1000 will examine architecture at-large through a close look at the stuff it's made of—to approach architecture as simply a condition of the materials which comprise it. So what is architecture made of? And what is the story of that stuff? Can we better understand the elevated qualities of architecture (beauty, functionality, timelessness, profit) as emergent properties of these base material conditions? We seek provocative texts that might fall outside the framework of most disciplinary scholarly journals.

DEADLINE: DECEMBER 14, 2018

2019 Arts Research Center Fellowship Program

The ARC Fellows program advances interdisciplinary research in the arts and design at UC Berkeley, providing support for six self-nominated pairs of UC Berkeley faculty members and graduate students to work together on research projects of mutual interest. The cohort will meet regularly during the Spring 2019 semester; each faculty-student pair will get an opportunity to present and discuss their research, and each Fellow will receive a $1,000 research grant.

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DEADLINE: DECEMBER 20, 2018

CfP: Techniques of Memory: "Landscape, Iconoclasm, Medium and Power"

The Global Urban Humanities Initiative is pleased to announce its upcoming Spring 2019 symposium Techniques of Memory: Landscape, Iconoclasm, Medium and Power on April 17-18, 2019. This symposium will explore research, projects and dialogues on memory and monuments. The Call for Scholars, Artists, Architects and Activists is now available.

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Spring 2018

DEADLINE: JANUARY 19, 2018

Call for Proposals Research Project: Ed Ruscha’s “Streets of Los Angeles”

Interested researchers should submit a 1000-word project description, including a work plan and a CV. Proposals are especially welcome from interdisciplinary approaches such as digital humanities, history of urban planning, cultural geography, historians of Los Angeles, in addition to allied fields of art history, photography, architecture, and visual culture. In addition, projects are sought that will consider the collection as a teaching tool, develop unique methodological approaches, and/or employ advanced computing tools or techniques, such as computer vision or data visualization. Questions and proposals can be referred to the GRI’s Digital Art History team via gridah@getty.edu.

DEADLINE: JANUARY 31, 2018

CFP: Art, Ecology and Climate Change

Cogent Arts & Humanities welcomes submissions of research articles, critical and curatorial essays to a special collection on “Seeds of fierce engagement: Creative work at the intersection of contemporary art with ecology, climate change, and environmental activism”. Artwork, films, audio pieces, datasets and other multimedia files can be submitted as supplementary material.

DEADLINE: MARCH 20, 2018

Threshold 47: Repeat Call for Papers

Thresholds is an annual peer-reviewed journal produced by the Department of Architecture, MIT School of Architecture and published by the MIT Press. Thresholds 47: Repeat seeks scholarly writing and artistic interventions addressing the lives of art and architecture through the rubric of the repeat in a variety of modes: the remake, remastering and restaging, revivalism and restoration, pre-mechanical reproduction and early historical conceptions of repetition, and the second lives and afterlives of things.

DEADLINE: APRIL 20, 2018

GUH Course Enhancement Grants

The Global Urban Humanities Initiative (GUH) provides course enhancement grants and workshops for faculty teaching graduate or undergraduate courses on cities and urban life. Faculty will each receive $2,000 to be used for travel, technical training, books, research assistance, guest speakers, etc. and will participate in a syllabus workshop to share ideas with colleagues in different disciplines.

Fall 2017

DEADLINE: SEPTEMBER 25, 2017

Call for Student Proposals for Interdisciplinary Publications

GUH is offering support for interdisciplinary publications on cities and urban life. GUH support covers a one-time collection of research, essays, and/or visual materials around an urban topic or theme that draws on the knowledge of a variety of disciplines. Detailed application information is available here.

DEADLINE: OCTOBER 1, 2017

CFP Undergraduate & Graduate Course Grants 2018-20

GUH invites interdisciplinary two-person faculty teams to submit proposals for two type of courses for the 2018-2020 academic years. The first opportunity is for an undergraduate research studio course on cities and urban experience (at a Bay Area site) that will combine approaches from the arts and humanities and the environmental design disciplines. The second opportunity is for a graduate traveling research studio. GUH will sponsor international research travel by faculty and graduate students to investigate urban form and experience. Proposals received by October 1st will be considered for the 2018-2020 academic years.

DEADLINE: NOVEMBER 1, 2017

Kala Art Institute Print Public Call for Proposals

Kala Art Institute is seeking proposals from Bay Area artists to create temporary place-based public art projects along San Pablo Avenue in West Berkeley. Print Public Award includes: $7,500, Up to 17 months of studio residency at Kala with 24/7 access to our communal studio spaces, one Kala class and a group exhibition.

Spring 2017

DEADLINE: JANUARY 4, 2017

GROUND UP Journal - PROCESS

GROUND UP is the ASLA award-winning annual publication of the Department of Landscape Architecture + Environmental Planning at the University of California, Berkeley. For our sixth issue, we seek contributors to explore PROCESS in all of its manifestations. As we investigate this theme, so embedded in our discipline, we invite others to expand its potential. PROCESS is a narrative of construction, the path from parti to product. With its successions, erasures, modifications and shifting edges, the term speaks to a present in flux. PROCESS describes modes of formation deciphered through sedimentary strata. It is a text, a feast. It is time travel, geomorphic weathering, a Matryoshka doll -- opening inward and outward to new and hidden possibilities. GROUND UP seeks printable media up to 2,500 words long with accompanying graphics. Shorter entries of 500-1,000 words are highly encouraged, as are design proposals, speculative or built. We welcome interdisciplinary research and analysis, novel forms of written and artistic expression, and student work of all kinds, as well as video and audio submissions for the journal’s online component. Submissions are open until January 4th, 2017. To contribute, email us at groundupjournal@gmail.com and include "Issue 06 Call for Submissions" in the subject line.

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DEADLINE: JANUARY 15, 2017

CFP - Other Globes: Past and Peripheral Imaginations of the Global

This two-day international conference, sponsored by the Amsterdam Centre of Globalisation Studies (ACGS) and the Amsterdam School for Cultural Analysis (ASCA) invites papers that explore cultural practices that - in an era of intensive globalisation – imagine the global otherwise. In addressing questions pertaining to “Other Globes”, contributors are invited to broach narratives, images and practices from any era and cultural context, and in any genre and medium.Please submit abstracts (max. 300 words, for 20 min. presentations) together with a short academic CV (max. 200 words) to otherglobes@gmail.com.

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DEADLINE: FEBRUARY 17, 2017

California Map Society / Rumsey Map Center Paper Award

The California Map Society (CMS) is a founding friend of the David Rumsey Map Center. As partners, the Society will underwrite and facilitate the jurying and awarding of a Student Paper Award of $1000, plus travel for speaker events and a one year membership to the California Map Society. Papers are to be submitted on any topic, but must include maps not simply as locational guides, but as an integral part of the research. The researcher must include a map or maps from the David Rumsey Map Center and/or Stanford University Libraries.

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DEADLINE: APRIL 10, 2017

CFP Undergraduate & Graduate Course Grants 2017-18

GUH invites interdisciplinary two-person faculty teams to submit proposals for two type of courses. The first opportunity is for an undergraduate research studio course on cities and urban experience (at a Bay Area site) that will combine approaches from the arts and humanities and the environmental design disciplines. The second opportunity is for a graduate traveling research studio. GUH will sponsor international research travel by faculty and graduate students to investigate urban form and experience. Proposals received by April 10th will be considered for the 2017-2018 academic year.

DEADLINE: MAY 1, 2017

Townsend Conference & Lecture Grants

The Townsend Center provides small grants for partial funding of public conferences, lectures, and symposia taking place at UC Berkeley. Average awards for lectures range from $200-$500, and up to $2,000 for large conferences.

DEADLINE: MAY 4, 2017

Course Enhancement Grants for 2017-18

GUH is offering course enhancement grant fellowships for faculty teaching graduate or undergraduate courses on cities and urban life. This grant fellowship program brings together faculty who teach about cities in a variety of disciplines to workshop syllabi for existing or new courses. The purpose of the workshops is to share ideas for readings, pedagogical techniques, and approaches across disciplines in order to enhance teaching about cities and urban life. Detailed application information is available here.

DEADLINE: May 24, 2017

Course Enhancement Grants for Continuing Lecturers

GUH is offering course enhancement workshops for continuing lecturers teaching graduate or undergraduate courses on cities and urban life. Application information is available here

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