Apply Now: Proposal Writing Retreat for Social Science Research Teams

October 30, 2023

California Alliance for Hispanic-serving Social Science Advancement

Collaborative Proposal Writing Retreat

April 7-10, 2024 at the UCLA Lake Arrowhead Conference Center

Deadline: December 10, 2023 at 11:59pm PST.

The California Alliance for Hispanic-serving Social Science Advancement (CAHSSA). It is a collaboration among the campuses of the CSU and the UC. CAHSSA works to align social science research initiatives with the Hispanic-serving mission of the majority of institutions of higher education in California through research and programs for faculty and academic leaders.


ABOUT: You are invited to apply to participate in a 3-day proposal-writing retreat for established or nascent collaborative social science teams. The retreat will enable your team of social science faculty to develop a competitive funding proposal through structured writing time and workshops. Research development mentors will be available for individualized consultations with your team during the retreat.

Social, behavioral, and economic scientists (including qualitative and humanistic social sciences) who hold full time ladder-rank faculty appointments at any of the campuses of the CSU and UC are eligible to apply. Applicants should have already identified team members, ideas for their research project, and appropriate funding opportunities for their project. Teams can be established or nascent. Teams of all sizes are welcome to apply, but CAHSSA has space and funding for up to 3 members only from each team at the retreat. Applicants are also required to have attended or watched the recording of any three CAHSSA webinars that can be accessed here.

CAHSSA will provide each participant with lodging and meals from dinner on Sunday, April 7 to lunch on Wednesday, April 10, reimbursement for transportation to and from the UCLA Lake Arrowhead Conference Center for up to three team members who will have co-investigator status on your proposal, and assistance after the retreat by the CAHSSA team with review of proposal drafts and advice on the proposal submission process.

Participants must be available to attend the entire retreat (April 7-10, 2024), and should be ready to start writing or revising a collaborative grant proposal that they intend to submit within one year of the retreat. Participants will be required to attend one virtual meeting prior to the retreat and check in regularly with the CAHSSA team after the retreat until the proposal is submitted.

Preference will be given to new teams that have no prior success with a collaborative grant and teams that include both CSU and UC investigators.

For more information, visit the CAHSSA Writing Retreat page.


APPLY: Submit your application via this link.


CONTACT: Questions about the CAHSSA Collaborative Writing Retreat can be directed to

If you have an idea but don’t feel ready to apply yet, please reach out to Erika Wright at to discuss.

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