Faculty research projects related to local community development, conservation, or historic preservation may be eligible for Pearl Chase Funding. Dr. Pearl Chase played a key role in the development of
Santa Barbara's unique character, from the time of her graduation from the University of California in 1909 until her death in 1979. Her efforts are widely evident in Santa Barbara's architecture,
health and building codes, parks, historic landmarks, and Old Spanish Days Fiesta. She organized the Santa Barbara Trust for Historic Preservation and helped establish many local organizations,
including the Red Cross, United Way, and Santa Barbara Beautiful. Dr. Pearl Chase was also instrumental in establishing the Santa Barbara Indian Defense Association, which later became the National
Association of American Indian Affairs.
The funding for this program was made possible by an endowment from Dr. Pearl Chase to UCSB. Any member of the Academic Senate Santa Barbara Division may apply. Proposals with budgets to $10,000 will be considered, although higher budgets will be subject to extra scrutiny.
Application Deadline:Sunday, April 2, 2023 at 11:59 PM PST
Research funding to conduct conferences is given very low priority;
however, significant professional conferences held locally that enhance or promote UCSB research programs may be considered with justification
Travel costs for principal invited speakers, not to exceed $100 per day for each day the conference is in session
Conference registration fees, including for students
Under exceptional circumstances and with verification of the Library's inability to purchase the items, requests of this category may be considered; all such physical materials purchased become property of the University and must be turned over to the Library when the immediate research need has been fulfilled (licensed content cannot be transferred).
Commissioning digital copies of rare documents or manuscripts may also be considered. When such copies are designated by the seller as intended for personal use only, then the faculty is not required to turn them over to the library upon completion of their research.