Humanities Seminar Proposals: May 4

Each year the Humanities Coordinating Committee of the School of Arts and Sciences dispenses funds to make possible Faculty Seminars in the Humanities. Funding requests for 1998-99 are now invited. Preference will be given to University of Pennsylvania-based faculty seminars and groups that do not have access to other sources of funding. These funds are not meant to replace or supplement normal budgets for departmental colloquia.

To qualify, each application should include:

  1. a description of the seminar's purpose and how it is both interdisciplinary and humanistic;
  2. a list of faculty participants;
  3. an outline of the proposed program for 1998-99;
  4. a statement on any other funding sources (and amounts) available to the seminar;
  5. a detailed outline of the seminar budget (required).

The available funds will be divided evenly among those seminars that are approved. Judging from past years, allocations are anticipated to fall in the range of $750 to $900 per seminar. Funds are normally for payment of honoraria and travel expenses for outside speakers, refreshments following lectures, and related publicity costs.

Proposals should be received in 16 College Hall/6378 (Graduate Division of Arts and Sciences) by Monday, May 4, 1998. For more information call: Tracey Turner, 898-4940.

-- Lance Donaldson-Evans

Chair, Humanities Coordinating Committee

Almanac, Vol. 44, No. 27, March 31, 1998