Funding Opportunities 2017-11-08T13:02:41-08:00

UCI Medical Humanities Initiative

CALL FOR PROPOSALS 2018-19

Application Deadline – By 11:00 pm on Sunday, January 21, 2018

The Medical Humanities Initiative invites applications from UCI faculty for the following:

  • Faculty individual and collaborative research grants (max award $5,000)
  • Community engagement (max award $2,000)
  • Curriculum development ($3,000 stipend)

Grants will be awarded for projects taking place May 1, 2018 through September 30, 2019.

An unprecedented collaboration among the Schools of Arts, Humanities and Medicine, the UCI Medical Humanities Initiative seeks to establish a nationally distinctive program that advances the understanding of the human dimensions of health, healing and well-being. This constellation of faculty brings together distinguished scholars and researchers, accomplished educators and innovative practitioners active in fields that constitute the medical humanities, medical ethics, and spiritual care. What makes this interschool excellence collaboration greater than the sum of its parts is the commitment of the leaders of the schools and faculty stakeholders to advance a holistic understanding of the conditions and possibilities for health, healing, and well-being. If the persistent debates about health care in the United States and disparities around the world have taught us anything, it is that illness, disease and death define us as human beings. Yet, the meanings of these conditions are necessarily varied. They are not only shaped by the unique configuration of structural forces within societies across time, place and space, but also are rendered meaningful through an array of humanistic, aes­thetic, and spiritual practices that imagine, inquire, interrogate, represent and narrate the arc of human life. In advancing these holistic frameworks, the funded activities will equip existing and future students, practitioners, and community members to promote a model of health, healing and wellbeing that is patient-centered, culturally sensitive, and responsive to community needs. The Medical Humanities Initiative is sponsored by the Provost through the Office of Academic Initiatives.

Eligibility

UCI Academic Senate and full-time clinical faculty ONLY are eligible to apply for Medical Humanities Initiative grants. We encourage collaborative efforts that represent more than one academic discipline. 

The Medical Humanities Initiative presents and supports programs that provide deeper contextual understanding and opportunities for thoughtful discussion about issues related to health, healing and well-being. In doing so, the initiative seeks to fulfill UCI’s Principles of Community that “our activities, programs, classes, workshops, lectures, and everyday interactions are enriched by our acceptance of one another, and we strive to learn from each other in an atmosphere of positive engagement and mutual respect.” (UCI General Catalogue) While an individual program need not present all viewpoints about a particular topic, MHI grant-funded projects are expected draw on academically sound research and to provide an open space for a range of views.

Members of the Medical Humanities Initiative’s Executive Committee and Working Group chairs are not eligible to apply for funding. 

Electronic Submission

Applications must be submitted electronically through EEE Scout by 11:00 pm on Friday, January 21, 2018. 

  1. Your proposal narrative, budget form and CV(s) must be submitted as a single PDF file.
  2. Log into the appropriate form to submit the application. If you are applying for more than one type of grant, each application must be submitted separately in the appropriate online form.
  3. Research Grants: https://scout.eee.uci.edu/s/medhum-research-2018
  4. Course Development Grants: https://scout.eee.uci.edu/s/medhum-curriculum-2018
  5. Community Engagement Grants: https://scout.eee.uci.edu/s/medhum-community-2018
  6. Follow the instructions to upload application materials as a single PDF file.
  7. Click “save” and verify that the pdf was uploaded correctly.
  8. Click “submit responses” to submit the application. Please note that applications cannot be changed once submitted.

Timeline

  • Notifications by March 2018.
  • Funds must be expended by June 30, 2019.
  • Final report due to the Medical Humanities Executive Committee by June 30, 2019.

Grant Payments

Curriculum development and community engagement grant awards will be transferred into the recipient’s research account and expenses processed through the home department.  For collaborative grants, awards will be transferred into the primary proposer’s research account. 

Research grant funds will be held by the Medical Humanities Initiative account and an account for charging expenses will be provided.

Application Checklist

Applications should include the following items:

  • Narrative description of the project (5 page maximum)
  • Project budget form
  • CV that highlights scholarly trajectory relevant to this project (max 2 pages for course development and community engagement grants; max 5 pages for research grants)
    Collaborative project applications should include a 2 page CV for each co-director

Application Instructions

Coversheet:

Please provide your contact information for individual, conference travel and publication subvention grant requests.  For collaborative grant requests, please provide the co-director’s name only.  The lead proposer for any type of grant is the person responsible for assuring that the grant funds are spent appropriately and for submitting the final report.

Please provide a succinct title for your project and the requested grant amount. Please let us know the range of dates in which you will be conducting the research funded by the grant.

Please identify 2-3 key outcomes that will result from this grant. Rather than a summary of the project narrative, key outcomes should specify what you plan to accomplish. 

Narrative Description (5 page maximum):

All applications:

Please include a description of how this project will advance the objectives of the Medical Humanities Initiative.

Faculty individual and collaborative research grants:

Please provide a description of the overall project, its connection to the Medical Humanities as defined on the MHI website, its contribution to your scholarly work and to the field, and what you will accomplish with the grant funds. Examples of projects include training students to collect and analyze patient stories; developing improvisational theater techniques as a pre-post educational intervention to teach students communication and empathy skills; a book project in the history of medicine; or a historical or contemporary study of an art form’s relationship to the body.

Course development:

This stipend supports the development of both undergraduate courses supporting the new Medical Humanities Minor and graduate courses supporting the proposed Medical Humanities Emphasis. Please provide a description of the course(s) to be developed; how the course(s) will support the Medical Humanities minor or graduate emphasis and the department through which the course will be offered with a Medical Humanities cross-listing.  Courses should build upon or expand current offerings within the department related to Medical Humanities.  We encourage courses that provide a clinical experience to undergraduate students in the Arts and Humanities.

Community engagement:

Please provide a description of the program and its connection to the Medical Humanities as described on the MHI website; the community partners and their contribution to the development of this program; and an audience-building plan.  Examples of projects include a library discussion series on the theme of “health, healing and well-being” facilitated by a medical professional and a humanities scholar or artist; or a poetry project or public art project on the initiative’s themes.

Project Budget Form:

Page 1: Please provide the total cost of the proposed project and the requested grant amount.  Please provide a list of all project expenses, identifying which expenses will be paid by the grant and which expenses will be paid by other funds. 

Page 2: Please list other funds – both received and applied for – that will be used for this project, such as departmental and other grant funds.

Post-Project Final Report

If you receive a grant from the Medical Humanities Initiative, you will be required to submit a final report that describes what was accomplished with the grant funds, the current status of the project, and how the grant funds were actually expended.  Instructions for the final report will be included in the grant award packet.

Questions?
If you have questions about the proposal guidelines or difficulties with electronic submission via EEE Scout, please contact Daniella McCahey, at dmccahey@uci.edu.
 

Medical Humanities Student Essay Prize

Deadline for Submission: May 29, 2017 at 5:00 p.m.

Call for Student Essays

The UCI Medical Humanities Initiative solicits entries for the best undergraduate and graduate student essays in exploring the intersection of medicine and the arts and/or humanities (e.g., history of medicine, medical ethics, literature and medicine, visual art and medicine, dance and medicine, etc.) on the themes of health, healing and well-being. Essays will be accepted in two categories: Undergraduate and Graduate (including medical students).

If the persistent debates about health care in the United States and disparities around the world have taught us anything, it is that illness, disease and death define us as human beings. Yet, the meanings of these conditions are necessarily varied. They are not only shaped by the unique configuration of structural forces within societies across time, place and space, but also are rendered meaningful through an array of humanistic, aesthetic, and spiritual practices that imagine, inquire, interrogate, represent and narrate the arc of human life. In keeping with the Initiative’s overarching themes of health, healing and well-being, we welcome essays that consider how an artistic or humanist understanding of the human body might interact with a clinical or therapeutic one.

Award

The winner in each category will receive $500, a certificate of achievement, and the opportunity to present their research in the UCI Medical Humanities Work-in-Progress Series.

Eligibility

Only enrolled UC Irvine students are eligible. The essay must be completed as part of a scheduled course or under the supervision of a faculty member during the 2016-2017 academic year. Essays should be up to 5,000 words, inclusive of references. The essay must conform to the Chicago, MLA, or the American Psychological Association style format.

Electronic Submission

To be considered for the essay prize, submit your paper electronically through EEE Scout by 5:00 pm on Monday, May 29, 2017.

  1. Your paper must be submitted as a single PDF file.
  2. Log into EEE Scout using the link below to submit the proposal.

Undergraduate Student Submissions URL: https://scout.eee.uci.edu/s/medhum-undergrad-essay-2017

Graduate Student Submissions URL: https://scout.eee.uci.edu/s/medhum-gradstd-essay-2017

  1. Follow the instructions to upload application materials as a single PDF file.
  2. Click “save” and verify that the pdf was uploaded correctly.
  3. Click “submit responses” to submit the application. Please note that applications cannot be changed once submitted.

 

Please email Daniella McCahey at dmccahey@uci.edu with any questions.

 

UCI Medical Humanities Initiative Call for Proposals 2017-18

Application Deadline – By 5:00 pm on Friday, January 20, 2017

The Medical Humanities Initiative invites applications from UCI faculty for the following:

  • Faculty individual and collaborative research grants (max award $5,000)
  • Community engagement (max award $2,000)
  • Curriculum development ($3,000 stipend)

Grants will be awarded for projects taking place May 1, 2017 through September 30, 2018.

An unprecedented collaboration among the Schools of Arts, Humanities and Medicine, the UCI Medical Humanities Initiative seeks to establish a nationally distinctive program that advances the understanding of the human dimensions of health, healing and well-being. The Medical Humanities Initiative presents and supports programs that provide deeper contextual understanding and opportunities for thoughtful discussion about issues related to health, healing and well-being. In doing so, the initiative seeks to fulfill UCI’s Principles of Community that “our activities, programs, classes, workshops, lectures, and everyday interactions are enriched by our acceptance of one another, and we strive to learn from each other in an atmosphere of positive engagement and mutual respect.” (UCI General Catalogue) While an individual program need not present all viewpoints about a particular topic, MHI grant-funded projects are expected draw on academically sound research and to provide an open space for a range of views.

 

Eligibility

UCI Academic Senate and clinical faculty ONLY are eligible to apply for Medical Humanities Initiative grants.  Priority will be given to proposals from faculty in the Schools of the Arts, Humanities and Medicine as the lead Schools in the interschool initiative. Individuals from other Schools are welcome to apply, particularly if their proposed project is in collaboration with a colleague from one of the three lead Schools. We encourage collaborative efforts that represent more than one academic discipline and therefore more than one perspective.  Members of the Medical Humanities Initiative’s Executive Committee and Working Group chairs are not eligible to apply for funding.  Members of Medical Humanities Working Groups may apply for funding.

 

NEH Humanities Connections

MHI would like to establish a faculty team to prepare a proposal for this new grant program, which supports the development and implementation of an integrated set of courses and student engagement activities. The linked courses (a minimum of three) may fulfill general education or core curriculum requirements but could also be designed primarily for students in a particular major or course of study. The program gives special encouragement to projects that foster collaboration between humanities faculty and their counterparts in the social and natural sciences and pre-service or professional programs in business, engineering, health sciences, law, computer science, and other non-humanities fields.  If you are interested in designing a set of courses for the Medical Humanities minor, please contact Amanda Swain at ajswain@uci.edu.

Narrative Description (5 page maximum)

Faculty individual and collaborative research grants:

Please provide a description of the overall project, its connection to the Medical Humanities as defined on the MHI website, its contribution to your scholarly work and to the field, and what you will accomplish with the grant funds. Examples of projects include training students to collect and analyze patient stories; developing improvisational theater techniques as a pre-post educational intervention to teach students communication and empathy skills; a book project in the history of medicine; or a historical or contemporary study of an art form’s relationship to the body.

Course development:

This stipend supports the development of both undergraduate courses supporting the new Medical Humanities Minor and graduate courses supporting the proposed Medical Humanities Emphasis. We are particularly interested in a course that could serve as a core course for the Graduate Emphasis. Course proposals for a core course for the Graduate Emphasis that are taught over two quarters and engage team teaching are also encouraged. Please provide a description of the course(s) to be developed; how the course(s) will support the Medical Humanities minor or graduate emphasis and the department through which the course will be offered with a Medical Humanities cross-listing.  Courses should build upon or expand current offerings within the department related to Medical Humanities.  We encourage courses that provide a clinical experience to undergraduate students in the Arts and Humanities.

Community engagement:

Please provide a description of the program and its connection to the Medical Humanities as described on the MHI website; the community partners and their contribution to the development of this program; and an audience-building plan.  Examples of projects include a library discussion series on the theme of “health, healing and well-being” facilitated by a medical professional and a humanities scholar or artist; or a poetry project or public art project on the initiative’s themes.

 

Project Budget

Expenditures: Please provide the total cost of the proposed project with a list of all project expenses, identifying which expenses will be paid by the grant and which expenses will be paid by other funds. 

Income: Please list other funds – both received and applied for – that will be used for this project, such as departmental and other grant funds.

 

Electronic Submission

Applications must be submitted electronically through EEE Scout by 5:00 pm by Friday, January 20, 2017. 

  1. Your proposal narrative and budget must be submitted as a single PDF file.
  2. Log into the appropriate form to submit the application. If you are applying for more than one type of grant, each application must be submitted separately in the appropriate online form.
  1. Follow the instructions complete the application form and upload the proposal and budget as a single PDF file.
  2. Click “save” and verify that the pdf was uploaded correctly.
  3. Click “submit responses” to submit the application. Please note that applications cannot be changed once submitted.

 

Timeline

  • Notifications by March 2017.
  • Funds must be expended by June 30, 2018.
  • Final report due to the Medical Humanities Executive Committee by June 30, 2018.

 

Grant Payments

Curriculum development and community engagement grant awards will be transferred into the recipient’s research account and expenses processed through the home department.  For collaborative grants, awards will be transferred into the primary proposer’s research account. 

Research grant funds will be held by the Medical Humanities Initiative account and an account for charging expenses will be provided.

 

Post-Project Final Report

If you receive a grant from the Medical Humanities Initiative, you will be required to submit a final report that describes what was accomplished with the grant funds, the current status of the project, and how the grant funds were actually expended.  Instructions for the final report will be included in the grant award packet.

Medicine & Humanities: Andrew Vincent White & Florence Wales White Graduate Student Scholarship 2017-18

Application Deadline – March 3, 2017

Who Can Apply: UC graduate students working on a dissertation project in the Humanities and Medicine or in the Theoretical Social Sciences and Medicine.
Level of Award: Up to $20,000
Funding Source: UC Humanities Research Institute

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