The Raab Writing Fellows Program, funded by a generous gift from Dr. Diana Raab, provides opportunities for mentoring and research in writing to a select group of UCSB undergraduates. This fellowship is of great value for students interested in developing a writing project with an expert in the field or pursuing graduate work. The program supports the academic, professional, creative, and multimodal writing of students via one-on-one work with Writing Program faculty. Moreover, students have the opportunity to collaborate with the cohort of other Raab Writing Fellows, building a strong bond and writing network for their activities at UCSB and beyond.
Raab Writing Fellows receive a $750 stipend in support of project needs (e.g., books, travel, software). Once accepted into the program, students enroll in Writing 131ABC, a year-long research monitoring course (four units divided over three quarters) that provides resources and guidance for their project. The fellows present their work at a year-end showcase and are encouraged to participate in local and national conferences for undergraduate research. For students in the Honors Program, participation in the Raab Writing Fellows Program counts as an automatic Honors Experience.