The Center for the Humanities encourages faculty to invite to the Drake campus noted scholars, performers, and artists who are engaged in research, creative activity, and/or teaching in the humanities.
Applications that propose speakers whose topics relate to or augment current or ongoing programs in the humanities curriculum, or whose invited speakers are part of Humanities Center-sponsored working groups, small conferences and the like, are especially welcome.
Requests for funding will be considered for applications received by these deadlines:
While the Board welcomes all proposals (with the exception the suspended categories), it will be prioritizing individual/collaborative research over other activities and programming.
The following criteria will guide the Board in its deliberations:
In addition to addressing the criteria above, proposals must include a complete and detailed budget outlining all of the expected costs associated with the proposed speaker’s visit. Applicants whose proposals exceed $1250 should seek additional funding from other sources, and should list those other sources and the amounts requested from them.
Proposals must include an explicit statement of the exact amount requested from the Center. The Board will not consider requests for “whatever support you can offer” or the like.
While no formal deadline governs the submission of these proposals, applicants should allow six weeks for the Board of Directors to deliberate.
Applicants are strongly encouraged to consult with the Director of the Center in advance of submitting a proposal. Preliminary inquiries may be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Complete applications should be emailed as attachments in a standard document format to email@example.com.