Mellon-EPIC Faculty Fellowship Application: Urban Humanities STE

Urban Humanities STE Spring 2020

This seminar is designed to explore the pedagogical approaches Urban Humanities as an interdisciplinary curricular track within the Humanities. In a 1-2 page cover letter, please describe how course work and pedagogical training in this field is beneficial to you as an instructor and scholar. Please provide concrete examples when applicable.

The STE outcomes will vary and will be determined by the faculty leads and participants of each STE, but at the very least the seminars are required to provide: 1) an annotated bibliography of relevant scholarly articles and 2) one other product that can used or adapted to provide pedagogical training and instructional support for faculty and TAs.  The seminars require a maximum of 30 hours of in face-to-face meetings and 20 hours of at-home preparation (i.e., reading, development of project materials). Fellows are expected to attend all meetings, notify the co-leads in the event of professional/personal conflicts of interest, and contribute to the final project.

Meeting times for each STE (subject to change):


Tenure-track and full-time instructors from the Division of Humanities, Musicology, and the Department of History at UCLA are invited to apply for the STEs. Adjunct instructors and postdocs are also eligible to apply and will be considered as space permits. For each STE, two spots will be reserved for our Community College partners. For more information, please contact us at


Faculty members in humanities fields, including musicology and history, are encouraged to apply. There are eight spaces reserved for UCLA ladder faculty and full-time lecturers/adjuncts in each STE. In addition, two spaces are reserved for faculty from community colleges. Each faculty participant will receive a $5,000 research grant. After the completion of an STE, faculty participants may apply for a Teaching Innovation Grant.


The seminars are designed to explore foundational and special topics that may help create inclusive, dynamic, and innovative learning environments for students in the Humanities.In a 1-2 page cover letter please describe pedagogical training in these fields will help enhance your teaching in concrete ways. Please specify to which STE you will be applying.

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