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UCHI Conference, Study Group & Colloquia Sponsorship


UCHI Conference Support

The UCHI supports scholarly, interdisciplinary conferences on campus by means of subventions up to $4000 in a single fiscal year and through administrative assistance; amount of funding depends on the size and program for the conference.

No award will be made without a written proposal and projected budget.

Email your proposal to uchi@uconn.edu or download a printable application (Acrobat PDF or Microsoft Word) and mail directly to the Institute. The UCHI will promptly address each proposal.

Sponsors are required to submit a statement to the UCHI Director after the conference acknowledging the completion of the commitment.


UCHI Study Group Support

The UCHI offers the possibility for self-selected groups of about 4-10 faculty members (may include a couple of doctoral candidates) to organize workshops, seminars, and study groups. Participants will discuss readings and share their research. Funds to pay for reading materials, refreshments and meals, and visits by regional scholars vary by the size and needs of the group, but typically range from $500 - $1000.

Those interested in organizing a workshop, seminar, or study group should apply by submitting a two-page proposal. The following categories should be addressed in the body of the proposal:

1. Subject Area
2. Purpose of the workshop
3. Potential outcomes
4. List of program participants
5. Schedule
6. Budget (items may include: copying, book purchases, travel for visiting scholars, food expenses)

Email your proposal to uchi@uconn.edu or download a printable application (Acrobat PDF or Microsoft Word) and mail directly to the Institute. The UCHI will promptly address each proposal. Support is for one academic year; a report of the group's accomplishments is due at the end of the academic year (May 15). To continue the Study Group, reapplication should be submitted in May for support in the following year.

UCHI Colloquia/Seminar Speaker Support

The UCHI encourages departments and faculty wishing to bring colloquia and seminar speakers to campus to seek funding support. These funds can be combined with departmental or other funds to support speaker travel and other fees.

Email your proposal to uchi@uconn.edu or download a printable application (Acrobat PDF or Microsoft Word) and mail directly to the Institute. The UCHI will promptly address each proposal.