Call for Applications

The Division of Arts and Humanities is offering four $300 scholarships to support undergraduate student research and creative inquiry projects at any stage of development up to and including presentation. The goal of this funding is to encourage diverse, innovative, and engaged UR in the disciplines defined by CUR as arts and humanities:

American Studies, Archeology, Art History, Classics and Ancient Language, Communications, Comparative Literature, Creative Writing, Dance, Design, English Literature, Ethnic Studies, Film Studies, History, Jurisprudence, Media Arts, Modern Languages and Literature, Music, Philosophy, Religious Studies, Selected Interdisciplinary and Area Studies, Theater, Visual Arts, Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies.

Application Materials

To apply, submit the following

  • A project narrative of no more than 500 words that includes the aim of the research/creative inquiry, the context of the work, what it will add to the discipline, methods, and projected means of dissemination.
  • A project timeline, showing a plan of work
  • A personal statement of no more than 300 words elucidating the student’s qualification to undertake the work and the relevance of the project to the student’s learning goals
  • A CV of no more than 2 pages focused on the student’s relevant experience, including coursework and non-classroom engagement and learning
  • A letter of support from the faculty mentor specifically addressing the student’s qualification to undertake the project (this must be provided to the student to submit on their own behalf)
  • A statement of any past, current, or pending funding specific to this project for this student (e.g. if the CUR scholarship might be used as matching)


ROUND ONE - CLOSES December 3, 2021

ROUND two - CLOSES MARCH 30, 2022

Selection Criteria

Students who are currently enrolled as undergraduates and plan to conduct the research while enrolled are eligible. The scholarship is a one-time award, direct to student. The awards committee will evaluate the applications on the following criteria

  • Completeness of application
  • Relevance and feasibility of the project narrative and timeline
  • Student’s qualification to conduct the project (based on the personal statement and mentor letter)
  • Mentor’s ability and willingness to support the project (mentor letter)



There will be two rounds of funding in 2021-2022

  • Round 1, due December 3, 2021 -- primarily for Spring 2022 projects
  • Round 2, due March 30, 2022 -- primarily for Summer or Fall 2022 projects 


Questions: Please direct questions to Arts and Humanities division chair, Alexa Sand.