Remote Lectures, Symposia, and Speaker Series

In light of ongoing travel restrictions, the Humanities Research Center will award competitive grants of up to $5,000 to remotely host lectures, symposia, or speaker series during Fall 2020 and Spring 2021. These awards are intended to spark programming in areas that do not fit within departmental structures, help develop innovative paradigms for conducting humanities research, or ask new questions within existing paradigms.


Friday, September 25, 2020
Friday, January 29, 2021


Faculty and Graduate Students in the humanities, or engaged in humanistic research broadly construed, are eligible to apply. Collaborations across departments are encouraged and if more than one person is applying, please designate a single faculty member as the primary applicant for administrative purposes. Preference will be given to proposals that are likely to lead to further collaborations and involve student participation.

Application Materials:

  • Symposium, lecture, or speaker series title
  • Description of no more than 500 words
  • Budget that indicates:
    --anticipated use of the requested funds
    --all funds sought or secured from other sources
  • Names and contact information of confirmed or potential participants/collaborators
  • Projected event dates

[Please compile the above items into a single pdf document and upload at the link below]


Adriana Chiaramonti (

How to apply:

Applicants must apply through the Humanities Research Center website.