The School of Literatures, Cultures and Linguistics sponsors conferences, colloquia, workshops and individual speakers, which enrich our research, pedagogical and public engagement mission. These diverse events contribute to creating a vibrant intellectual environment in which faculty and students can thrive.
Types of Sponsorship:
The School will consider the following types of sponsorship, based on the size of the event and nature of the activity supported, as well as the availability of funds:
- Individual (stand-alone) speaker and co-sponsorship of activities organized by other units (maximum $500).
- SLCL Small Conference/Workshop, up to 15 participants (maximum $1,500)
- SLCL Large Conference, more than 15 participants (maximum $3,000)
- SLCL Recurring on-campus Conference (maximum $1,000 per AY)
SLCL Conferences Deadlines (#2, 3, 4): September 5, December 5, April 5.
Submissions for #2, 3, 4 are due by 5:00 p.m. on the date listed above. Applications submitted after the deadline will automatically be held over for the next deadline.
Applications will be evaluated based on the following criteria:
- Relevance and impact of the activity to the department/unit, to the School and the University. Activities sponsored by more than one SLCL unit will have priority.
- Co-sponsorship (including financial support) of the requesting unit and other units beyond SLCL is required.
- Budget appropriateness, in terms of the activity proposed and of the sponsoring units’ available resources.
- Student and/or community involvement or impact. Activities which engage students and/or the public will have priority.
Requirements and Eligibility:
- Applications must be submitted well in advance of the event. Retroactive applications will not be considered.
- Applications must be made by SLCL faculty, and supported by at least one Executive Officer.
- Supporting unit must contribute financially to the event, in proportion to its available resources.
- Specialized faculty may also apply. Applications may not be made directly by graduate students, although joint applications with SLCL faculty are acceptable.
- SLCL must be prominently credited in all publicity for events it sponsors. If SLCL is the largest financial sponsor, the activity should be designated as SLCL Lecture/Conference plus the organizing department.
- Single-unit activities will not be funded, but may receive partial support if funds are available.
- No portion of these funds may be used for alcohol.
- Financial support will have to be used within a year of the event. Funds that were not used after that date will have to be returned to SLCL.
- All award expenditures must comply with University and State regulations for account administration, as outlined in the Business and Financial Policies and Procedures Manual.