Lectures, Symposia, and Speaker Series


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The Humanities Research Center awards competitive grants of up to $20,000 to host lectures, symposia, or speaker series.  These grants are intended to spark programming and curricular development in areas that do not fit within departmental structures, help develop innovative paradigms for conducting humanities research, or ask new questions within existing paradigms.


Faculty in the humanities, or faculty engaged in humanistic research broadly construed, are eligible to apply. Collaborations across departments are encouraged and if more than one person is applying, please designate a single faculty member as the primary applicant for administrative purposes. Preference will be given to proposals that are likely to lead to further collaborations and/or outside funding opportunities.

Application Materials:

  • Symposium, lecture, or speaker series title

  • Abstract of no more than 200 words

  • Description of no more than 1,000 words

  • Budget that indicates:

    • anticipated use of the requested funds

    • all funds sought or secured from other sources

  • Names and contact information of confirmed or potential participants/collaborators

  • Projected event dates

[Please compile the above items into a single pdf document and upload below]


Contact: Adriana Chiaramonti (acc14@rice.edu)


Friday, September 20, 2019
Friday, January 24, 2020