Financial Support




UCSB Crossroads is a year-long, multifaceted interdisciplinary research and education experience for UC Santa Barbara doctoral students. Crossroads projects involve collaborative studies with faculty and fellows from multiple departments, pedagogical training and curriculum development opportunities, and closely mentored teaching experiences in the undergraduate classroom.

The Crossroads program aims to enrich academic scholarship, graduate education, and undergraduate courses together through these projects, and takes its name from the multiple intersections involved: of disciplines; of research and teaching; and of faculty members, graduate students, and undergraduates.

Crossroads Support for Graduate Participants

The UCSB Crossroads awards will provide one year of support for three to five doctoral students as Crossroads Fellows. They will receive fellowship support from the Graduate Division for one quarter, and will be supported as TAs or Associates for another quarter by the Dean of the participating academic College or Division. 

Up to $1,000 per Fellow may be available to support research activities associated with the project; these funds can be pooled to assist an entire project.

Interested? To download the current Call For Proposals – click HERE.

Past & Current Projects

Crossroads Has been supporting interdisciplinary research projects at UCSB since 2013. Projects have involved disciplines as diverse as Linguistics and Education, Chemical Engineering and Neuroscience, Psychology and Environmental Science, History and Film/Media Studies.

For more information and links from our past and current projects, see the link below.

            Prior and Ongoing Projects

            UCSB Crossroads in the News

If You're Thinking About Proposing … 

The UCSB Crossroads program is actively seeking proposals from faculty, for interdisciplinary research collaborations that incorporate graduate fellows and lead to developing and improving existing undergraduate / professional masters courses or to creating new large-enrollment classes (such as a GE).

Faculty seeking new collaborations, as well participation in pre-existing UCSB Crossroads projects, are welcome to apply, provided that three or more faculty members—from at least two different disciplines—serve as primary instructors.

                    Program Details & Support Provided

                    FAQs from Faculty, developing a project

                    Advice from Prior Faculty, preparing a successful project

Ongoing Call for Proposals

Click the link below to download the PDF of the Call For Proposals:

UCSB Crossroads Call for Proposals Document


April 23, 2018

October 22, 2018

January 28, 2019

Proposals should be sent to Mary Hegarty at ​ by the quarterly deadlines.

For more information, contact Program Coordinator Josh Kuntzman at 

UCSB Crossroads is brought to you by the UCSB Graduate Division in collaboration with the Office of Research, the Office of Instructional Development, and the Deans of the College of Letters and Science, the College of Engineering, the Gevirtz Graduate School of Education, and the Bren School of Environmental Science and Management. This material is based upon work supported by the National Science Foundation under Grant Number 1633764.

Any opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this material are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Science Foundation.