Interdisciplinary Conferences & Workshops

SLCL faculty members host several large international conferences as well as tightly-focused colloquia and workshops every year, bringing lively dialogue and diversity of thought to the campus community and beyond, contributing to a vibrant intellectual environment in which faculty, students, and the general public can thrive.

Types of Awards

The Executive Committee of the School will consider two types of awards, based on the size of the award and the nature of the activity supported.

Note: Applications must be made by SLCL Faculty. Applications directly from graduate students are not reviewed. Generally, single unit activities will not be funded, but may receive partial support if funds are available. In order to receive full funding, the activity must be interdisciplinary (both in planning the event and participation) in nature and must include multiple SLCL units, but may include outside units if practical. Sponsorship, including financial support, from the Home Department is required. Activities should involve students whenever possible. Applications for annual events will generally not be considered for funding every year; funding may be considered every third year. Retroactive applications will NOT be considered.

  1. Awards for small colloquia, workshops, round-tables, etc. (5-15 speakers)
  2. Awards for major conferences (more than 15 speakers)

1. Awards for Small Colloquia, Workshops, Roundtables, Etc. (5-15 speakers)

Deadlines: October 1; February 1; April 1; applications must be submitted at least three months before event.

  1. amount: up to $2,500
  2. application materials (please use cover sheet):
    1. 1-2 page description of the event, describing its importance to the School and listing all speakers
    2. letter of support from the applicant's home department
    3. list of co-sponsors specifying the amount of support promised
    4. budget (the budget should balance; speaker honorariums should be reasonable $100-$300, any amount higher than this should be covered by other fund sources; meal costs should be reasonable and based on vendor estimates; prizes and incentives are to be covered by other fund sources; all confirmed and/or requested income sources must be listed, in addition to the expense items)
  3. selection criteria
    1. importance of the activity to the School
    2. support within and, if applicable, outside the FLB
    3. reasonableness of the budget

Download the application cover sheet.

2. Awards for Major Conferences (More than 15 speakers)

Deadlines: October 1; February 1; April 1; applications must be submitted at least three months before event.

  1. amount: up to $5,000
  2. application materials (please use cover sheet):
    1. three-page description of the activity, describing its importance to the School. This should include the dates of the proposed conference, and a list of invited speakers and an estimate of other speakers
    2. letter of support from the applicant's home department
    3. letters from co-sponsors specifying the amount of support promised. While preference will be given to collaborative projects within the School, all collaborative applications will be considered
    4. budget (the budget should balance; speaker honorariums should be reasonable $100-$500, any amount higher than this should be covered by other fund sources; meal costs should be reasonable and based on vendor estimates; prizes and incentives are to be covered by other fund sources; all confirmed and/or requested income sources must be listed, in addition to the expense items)
  3. selection criteria
    1. importance of the activity to the School
    2. support within and, if applicable, outside the FLB
    3. reasonableness of the budget

Download the application cover sheet.