Occasionally, a seminar’s central concerns involve scholars too distant for regular participation, or a seminar wants to engage a broader audience. On such occasions, seminars may request conference funding from The University Seminars, with the understanding that funds are limited. In order for the Conference Committee to consider a proposal, the following requirements must be met: 

  • The conference comes from the work of a seminar
  • Members of the seminar are committed to being chief organizers of the conference and its planning; graduate students and post-docs should not be the primary organizers.
  • Organizers have secured or actively pursuing other sources of funding

After the proposal has been submitted an email confirmation will be sent. It may take a week or two for the Conference Committee to review the submission and, if necessary, they may ask for additional materials or clarifications. The status of the proposal can be checked by logging in to Submittable or by contacting The University Seminars office.

We use Submittable to accept and review our submissions.