Supporting writing and research excellence

UC Santa Barbara English is grateful for generous gifts that have sponsored key research and teaching activities. Support from alumni, parents, and friends enable us to create unique opportunities and continue to cultivate a department of excellence.

Gifts to English help support undergraduate and graduate research, honors, and writing awards that support outstanding essays, short stories, poetry, scholarship on African-American literature, social justice, and graduate teaching. Every gift counts, and is truly appreciated.

It is preferred that gifts to the English Department are mailed by check to the Development Office (address below), or alternately, made here through our secure online giving platform.


Supporting programs, fellowships, and more

Gifts to English can also be tailored to match donor interest with the department’s mission and priorities. In making a gift to UCSB, each donor may express his or her wishes in the areas below:

  • Undergraduate support: honors program, capstone research experiences, research awards, writing awards.
  • Graduate Student support: research travel awards, recruitment awards, dissertation fellowships, writing awards.
  • Faculty support: endowed chairs, visiting professorships.
  • Creative writing support: writer in residence, writing workshops.
  • Program support: specific program or center within the department, such as the 4Humanities Project, Broadside Ballad Project, Vineyard Scholarship, Las Maestras Center, or our many Research Centers
  • The Catalyst: support for the English department’s student-run literary and arts magazine.
  • Unrestricted support: support for the highest priority needs of the department and other opportunities.

For more information, or to speak with someone about a philanthropic investment, please contact:

Julie Sperling
Assistant Dean, Humanities and Fine Arts Development Office
University of California, Santa Barbara
Santa Barbara, CA 93106-2013
Phone (805) 893-5181

We look forward to working with you to meet your philanthropic goals. Thank you again.