Student Grants


UHI Summer Research Grants 2017



This summer, the Urban Humanities Initiative is offering support for up to four collaborative research projects by current students. Students may choose to conduct their research in either Tokyo or Los Angeles, building upon work that has already been completed (the Olympics Ghost Guides or the Hospitable Commons).



Cross-disciplinary teams of 2-3 students can write a proposal (two-page maximum) that outlines the following:


1. Primary research question


2. Reason this research is relevant and important


3. Ways that research relates to prior UHI undertaking


4. Outcome / deliverables


5. Research process and timeline


6. Schematic budget (travel costs, living cost, material cost, number of days, etc)





-Tokyo projects must include presentation in Tokyo on July 25 at the Waseda/UCLA symposium. Collaborations with Waseda students will be viewed positively.


– LA projects must include a presentation at UCLA in the Graduate Summer Institute (Aug 21- Sept 8; specific date to be determined).


– A maximum of $1200 per person, or $3000 per project will be observed (this includes travel).



DUE DATE: Proposals in pdf form are due at midnight on Wednesday June 21 sent to Ben Leclair. Decisions will follow shortly.