CHAT provides co-sponsorship for humanities-related programming (broadly defined), including conferences, workshops, colloquia, lectures, readings/performances, and reading groups. In most cases, CHAT co-sponsors events that already have support from their home departments, typically offering amounts less than or equal to the home department’s contribution. Funding typically ranges from $100 to $500 for conferences or one-time co-sponsorships. Requests for greater amounts will be considered for special projects in the humanities and for those that require the primary sponsorship and administrative support of CHAT.

Panel of speakers at an event

In addition to providing funding, CHAT will publicize co-sponsored events on our website, social media, and through our weekly newsletter. Please note that funding is limited to the transfer of the awarded funds and assistance with publicity, but does not include event services or logistical support. In some cases, CHAT is able to offer the use of our seminar room at the Fung House, 48 Professors Row. Room reservations can be made with Amanda Pepper, Program Administrator.


Eligibility and Application Process

Faculty members and graduate students from Arts & Sciences and the SMFA are encouraged to apply. CHAT is especially eager to support interdisciplinary requests. CHAT’s co-sponsorship fund does not support individual research projects or individual travel for faculty or graduate students.

Proposals for co-sponsorship are accepted throughout the year and considered on a rolling basis. We ask that requests be submitted at least one month in advance of the proposed event. CHAT attempts to disperse funds across departments and programs, so we encourage you to submit proposals by the beginning of each semester.

Please complete the online Funding Request Form. The form will ask for the amount contributed by the home department and any amounts solicited from or contributed by other campus units. CHAT is committed to diversity, inclusion, and accessibility. Please take accessibility into account when planning and budgeting events and ensure that you are able to offer accommodations as needed.   

For time-sensitive queries, please contact Amanda Pepper, Program Administrator.


Special One-Time Requests

Requests for greater amounts are considered for special projects in the humanities and for those that require the primary sponsorship of CHAT.