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Symposium and Small Conference Grant

Applications due by:

October 16, 2023
March 4, 2024

Applicants are normally notified of award decisions by one month following the application deadline.



Faculty and graduate students are invited to apply. Grants of up to $7,000 to support symposia and small conferences (typically one or two days) will be awarded on the strength of the applicant’s ability to show broad impact across the humanities. Some funds may be used toward honoraria, but the primary purpose of the grant is to aid in supporting participants’ travel expenses, publicity costs, technical expenses, and rental of space. Applicants are expected to seek funding from other sources besides the Glasscock Center, and priority will be given to proposals for symposia and small conferences that seek outcomes such as (but not limited to) an edited book or guest-edited journal issue, a major collaborative external grant, or an exhibition. Potential applicants are urged to discuss  their proposals in advance with the Glasscock Center by contacting us at

Funds should be used within the current or following academic year.


Requests to support events scheduled for the semester in which application is made will not be considered. Events for which funding requests are made must take place after the relevant decision announcement. Retroactive requests will not be considered.

Applicants should verify that their events do not conflict with the dates of major Glasscock Center events by checking with the Center’s web calendar prior to the submission of an application (the Center will not fund events that conflict with our Book Prize Lecture, Fallon-Marshall series, or other major symposia, conferences, or lectures). In order to be eligible for funding, events must be free and open to the public. Events that are not meetings of regional or national organizations may receive preferential consideration. Preference may also be given to individuals who have not received funding under this program in the past year. Events should be held on the Texas A&M University campus and/or in our surrounding communities of Bryan/College Station.


All publicity must acknowledge the sponsorship of “The Melbern G. Glasscock Center for Humanities Research.” If you need our logo for publicity materials, download it here.


Upload a current c.v. (or equivalent documentation) for the proposed speaker(s) along with the required signatures form as a PDF.
Applications will be considered incomplete until all information has been received, at which time an e-mail confirming receipt will be sent to you.


We recommend answering application questions in a Word document and saving it for your records before pasting it into our form for submission.

Upon form submission, you should be redirected to a confirmation screen and receive an automatic confirmation email. If you do not receive either of these, there may have been a problem with your form and you will need to resubmit.

If you have any questions, please call (979) 845-8328 or email

Applications will be considered incomplete until all information has been received, at which time an e-mail confirming receipt will be sent to you.