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Symposium and Small Conference Grant

Applications due by:

Thursday, 29 October 2020, 5:00 p.m.
Thursday, 1 April 2021, 5:00 p.m.


These funds may be applied to virtual events for AY 2020-21. Decisions will take into consideration any adjustments to events, activities, and projects affected by COVID-19.

ABOUT: Faculty, graduate students and undergraduates are invited to apply. Grants of up to $5,000 to support symposia and small conferences will be awarded on the strength of the applicant’s ability to show potential monetary support by a variety of stakeholders and broad impact across the humanities. We also encourage applications which connect with diverse communities through publicly engaged scholarship. Meetings of professional or disciplinary societies or organizations will be funded at a maximum of $2,500. Funds may be used  toward honoraria (up to a limit of $1,000 per person), travel expenses  of the participant(s), publicity costs, technical expenses, and rental  of space. Applicants are expected to seek funding from other sources  besides the Glasscock Center. Potential applicants are urged to discuss  their proposals in advance with a member of the Glasscock Center Advisory Committee. Forward planning is encouraged, and the Center is pleased to consider applications for events that will be held even several years into the  future.

The Center expects that symposia and small conferences supported by this award will exhibit the following characteristics:

  • Be of short duration – one or two days
  • Receive significant support from sources other than the Glasscock Center
  • Involve scholars from outside Texas A&M University
  • Be free and open to the public. The portion that the Glasscock Center funds must be free and open to the public and must be advertised as such.

ELIGIBILITY: 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, Buttrill Ethics events, 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 last two years and to events held on the Texas A&M  University campus. Requests to support events scheduled for the semester in which application is made will not be considered.

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

Thursday, 29 October 2020, 5:00 p.m.
Thursday, 1 April 2021, 5:00 p.m.

Applicants are normally notified of award decisions by three weeks from the application deadline.

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

Symposium and Small Conference Grant Application

  • Date Format: MM slash DD slash YYYY
  • NOTE:
    •If you would like to use Glasscock Center facilities for this event, you MUST make a Room Reservation Request.
    •Please provide the Glasscock Center with finalized event details so that we can help promote your event.
  • Drop files here or