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 Seminars through a formal application process, with the understanding that funds are limited and that The University Seminars does not pay honoraria to conference speakers. Organizers are encouraged to seek additional funding sources for costs not covered by The Seminars. Seminar-supported conferences come from the work of a seminar, its members, and chairs. Conferences may not be organized and run by graduate students or post-docs. The role of graduate students in conference organization and execution is limited to the work of a rapporteur paid by The Seminars.

To complete this application, you will need to download the Conference Budget Worksheet from Conferences section of The University Seminars Administrative portal HERE.

After the proposal has been submitted an email confirmation will be sent from Submittable. 

It may take a week or two for the Conference Committee to review the submission and, if necessary, they may open the submission for edits and ask for additional materials or clarifications. Submitters may edit a submission only under this circumstance. 

The status of the proposal can be checked at any time by logging in to Submittable. All emails regarding the status of the submission will be sent through from Submittable. 


We use Submittable to accept and review our submissions.